Yeoldfurt converted from Blogger to Wordpress a while back and after much soul searching has deleted both blogs. I don't think he'll be back.
Maintaining a blog does take a lot of time, especially if you try to post with any regularity. The benefits used to be there ...a sense of community, a sharing of ideas and information. I'm grateful that we had the privilege of meeting some of you face to face and grateful for the friendships we've made, even with some that we only know in this cyberworld format. But could the hours I spend at this keyboard every week be put to better use in the garden, with the animals or perhaps even researching new skills? Probably. No, not probably ...absolutely. When money is short, you get frugal and watch every penny before you spend it. Well, time gets spent too, folks. And time that is wasted or misspent in less productive endeavors will be far more costly in the long run than money wasted or misspent.
Though my readership is more now than I ever thought it would be, I am seriously leaning toward following Yeoldfurt's lead and shutting this blog down. If I do, please know that I appreciate everyone who clicked 'Follow' and has stuck with me through the many dry spells of sparse posting.