Tuesday, February 24, 2015

So Long, Farewell...

I've actually been thinking, for a while now, that it's time to officially close my blog.  I love the community, I loved sharing my experiences along the way, and I love the friendships that have come out of it.  But, I haven't updated it since last July.  And the reality is that I probably won't.  Partially because I simply do not set aside enough time to do so.  And, partially because I run out of things to say.

Now that Blogger is changing their policies, I know longer have to stress over it.  They will close my blog for me, effective March 23rd.  It won't go away, I won't take it down.  It is a part of me, my journal for the last few years, and I'll keep it as long as possible.  (And back it up for beyond the possible)  But I'm not going to take the time to remove all the lovely photos, and I'm not going to take the time to move my blog to another provider.

If you really want to keep access to my blog, send me your email and I will invite you.  If you want to keep in touch, send me your email and I'll write you.  My email will, of course, stay active.

So long farewell, auf weidersehen good-bye
I hate to go and leave this pretty sight
So long farewell, auf weidersehen adieu
Adieu, adieu, to you and you and you
So long farewell, au revior auf weidersehen
I'd like to stay and taste my first champagne
So long farewell, auf weidersehen goodnight
I leave and heave a sigh and say good bye
I'm glad... to go.... I cannot tell a lie
I fleet, I float, I fleetly flee I fly...
Thank you, all of you, and you know who you are, for the companionship along the way.