Happy Christmas, everyone! I'm very grateful we're here together, with Krampus, for another year.
Definitely this! None of this progress had to happen, much less the efforts put forth by the volunteers, or those who stuck out the outage and returned. I'm sure there were many temptations all around to just give it up and move on with our lives. Thank you for sticking with it!I was thinking that, this time last year, the forums were about to have a disastrous outtage that lasted months. The software was archaic and slow, the server was creaky and ill, and the site was nearly unusable.
I'm profoundly grateful that the community stuck it out, and we find ourselves here, now. I'm indescribably grateful for @AW Admin , who did all the heavy-lifting in terms of researching software, finding a MUCH better server host, and all manner of other technical improvements.
Please allow me to wordsmith that?People have been so patient with the move to the new server and with getting things sorted on a completely new and very different forum software with multiple layers of security.
Crikey. I want to be youNow this is a thread I need, because I've been pitying myself lately, and that's no good!
Things I'm currently grateful for:
I have both of my parents still, and can still foster great memories with them both (and I have a good relationship with them).
I am in relatively decent/good health. I stopped watching my weight, but I still feel good.
I have no illnesses or ailments, no pains of any kind physically.
I'm glad I can get back into writing at anytime (I am not overwhelmed with commitments).
I'm thankful that I don't have any negative people in my life right now.