Feeling a bit overwhelmed with life and responsibilities today

The is that the kids are finally doing better.  They didn’t go to cause this was really the first day they woke up okay.

I was unable to get them into the doctors  again because they were all booked up. 

There are quite a few things that have me really stressed out right now, one of them being that there’s a good chance the server will shut down this month.

I’ve managed to cover it up to this point but there were just too many things that came up this month. 

It may not seem like a huge deal but it is to me.  I’ve never shared the email or messages I get from people all the time about how they come here and find the strength make it through the day. 

That’s pretty heavy and I get these all the time. I think I’m going to setup a testimonials page and share some of these with the names redacted to protect the privacy of my readers. 

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Here's one from the other that that was posted publically on my . I've covered the name anyway until I establish a process for gaining permission.

I take this seriously, feel a sense responsibility to the community and don’t want to let anyone down. 

This isn’t a burden because it’s something I truly feel called to do.  It’s just that I’m one person and sometimes have a hard time keeping up..

Aside from that, it’s just life in general that has me stressed out and overwhelmed. 

The holidays are quickly approaching and I probably fall in line with many other people who are stressed and worried about making it through.

Despite all of this, I’m infinitely thankful that the boys are feeling better that they haven’t killed each other, after being stuck together for a week and a half..  lol

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  • Darcy Dallin

    I don’t know about technology at all. What is the “server” & what does it do & what won’t we or you be able to do w/o it?

    • The server is the giant computer on the other side of the country that hosts these sites. Without the server, the sites will dissappear..

  • Mike T

    What do you do for hosting? I use BlueVM, and I get a KVM-based VM. It has 2gb ram, 2gb swap, 100gb disk, 4 processors, and 3tb bandwidth. It costs me $40 per year for a stupidly large VM.

    • I outgrew everything. I’m using Bluehost Enhanced VPS.

      Quad-core
      4gb RAM
      120gb HDD
      2tb bandwidth

      My server is hosting several sites and a complete vBulletin forum. still gets ton of traffic and there’s been well over 4,000,000 plus viewable hits to the server in the last 3 months, just for this site.

      Lost and Tired, which is on the same server has seen about 100,000,000 hits in the last 5 years. Traffic is both a blessing and a curse.

      I started out with WordPress.com and moved to a wordpress.org and a shared server. I maxed that out and kept crashing the server.

      I’ve had to upgrade several times and have found this to be a decent fit for right now. It runs about $116/month just for the server. Security and other necessities are on top of that.

      Ads have finally started to generate revenue to help defray the costs but this is the first month I’ve seen ads getting back on track since I rebranded in August. Unfortunately, I won’t see that until a few days before Christmas..

      It’s just tough to keep up with it all sometimes..