I’m Back…At Least I Hope I Am!

Things still seem a little off on my side of things, but I’m hoping everything looks normal on your side. Be sure to let me know if you notice anything wonky.

While working on the blog I thought of the old saying about getting up backwards.

get up backwards verb phrase To be out of sorts, ill-tempered, having “gotten out of bed the wrong way.” Cf backside, outwards.
1941 Hall Coll. Hot Springs NC Me and Blondie got up backwards this morning. (Herman Smith)

Dictionary of Smoky Mountain English

I’ve not necessarily been ill tempered, but I have been out of sorts over the blog. We hit a few bumps in the road with the new hosting and I know that’s what caused me to feel like I got up backwards.

I’m always careful about blog backups, but its still a worrisome feeling when you know you’re moving 13 years of thoughts, photos, and comments. If I could put it all in boxes and see them being loaded onto the moving truck I’d feel better, but in the online world it’s almost like you’re moving things you can’t see to somewhere you’ve never been by a conveyance that’s difficult to fully understand 🙂

Thank you for hanging in there with me! And again if you notice anything amiss please let me know.


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  • Reply
    Tony Maynard
    June 8, 2021 at 3:56 pm

    Looks good from this neck of the woods!

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    June 6, 2021 at 4:30 pm

    Glad your back! I checked a few things like grannyisms etc and all seems well. Sorry to here of your loss of a good friend. God bless!

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    June 6, 2021 at 4:12 pm

    Your blog looks good from here. Your concerns remind me of al the photos, letters, memories, etc I’ve lost because I was assured that anything always saved on the computer would forever be accessible . . . NOT! . . . One of the treasures lost are the stories of my father-in-law and his leisure sailing friends. They had some great adventures and could spin some very tangled tales. Every now and then someone remembers a bit of a story and I try to get them written down. Latter on I made sure I made back-ups but since I didn’t save the program on which they were recorded, I can’t read those either – – AAARRRGGGHHH – – We just need more campfire time where everyone sat and shared and told stories over and over again so the next generations would remember them.

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    June 6, 2021 at 12:55 am

    Lookin’ good!

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    Lynne Reichenbach
    June 5, 2021 at 11:27 pm

    At least I can now read you’re posts.

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    June 5, 2021 at 8:40 pm

    All right here. I don’t blame you for fretting about the move.

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    June 5, 2021 at 7:05 pm

    Thank you for all you so in sharing your Appalachian heritage with us!

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    Yecedrah Beth Higman
    June 5, 2021 at 6:54 pm

    Glad you are back!!! All looks well on my side!

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    Ruth Binder
    June 5, 2021 at 6:25 pm

    Everything from Appalachia seems fine here in Northeast Ohio. Thanks again for all the effort and love you put into this blog.

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    Herbert H Santee
    June 5, 2021 at 4:03 pm

    Good to have you back. Every thing looks good.

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    June 5, 2021 at 11:36 am

    It all looks good to me Tipper
    If there was something wro.g, I know you would fix it. Glad your back on here.

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    June 5, 2021 at 9:58 am

    Glad to see Tipper and gang back for our daily dose of Appalachia. I don’t know if I am overly cautious or “tetched” but I have pictures, genealogy and documents still in paper form. I also have several flash drives of everything in the safety deposit box. I have noticed a new trend of ,especially government agencies, to require original or certified copies of everything from the NEW driver’s license to nursing home placement (not me thank goodness). They have no mercy on the older Americans, but we have to scratch and dig for papers constantly.
    I don’t see a thing wrong with your blog, but my spell checker no longer works even though I went into settings. That is probably on my end, so guess I just need to make certain I know how to spell. I love the Blind Pig, because it takes me away from the cares of the world and sets me up for a better day..

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    Patricia Price
    June 5, 2021 at 9:49 am

    Whee, doggies! It’s not been the same w/o the Blind Pig in the morning!

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    June 5, 2021 at 9:43 am

    Everything looks great. Glad to see y’all back online. Thanks

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      Pastor Lon
      June 5, 2021 at 11:30 am

      Glad you are back up and running! Everything seemed to be good on this side!

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    Kenneth Ryan
    June 5, 2021 at 9:29 am

    It felt peculiar to boot up the pc and not have the blog waiting for me, but it looks good. We always said “He got up on the wrong side of the bed.”

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    June 5, 2021 at 9:12 am

    I’m reading your blog clearly on my side!

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    June 5, 2021 at 9:09 am

    You had every right to feel like you got up backwards. That move would have made me as ill tempered as a sore tail cat. Glad you are back!

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    Margie G gotta garden
    June 5, 2021 at 9:07 am

    You’re flying low and looking back! It’s a go!!! They say stuff goes to the cloud but I just don’t know if I even like that idea… THERES also a service I saw on TELL A VISION that will move all your pictures etc to digital without hurting the hard copy…. as for me I plan to sit in the sun and watch my plants grow before my eyes. Lol. Have a good day and welcome back, Tipper, my Appalachian specialist!!!

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    Larry Proffitt
    June 5, 2021 at 9:02 am

    All looks good. You made it happen, successfully. Thanks a million.

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    June 5, 2021 at 8:49 am

    I sometimes “feel like I’ve been drug through a knothole backwards” – learned that one in Nebraska!

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    Donald Allen
    June 5, 2021 at 8:42 am

    Looks good I am glad you are back!!

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    Ann Applegarth
    June 5, 2021 at 8:30 am

    Looks good out this way too. I have always heard and said “She got up on the wrong side of the bed.”

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    Ed Karshner
    June 5, 2021 at 8:18 am

    Looks good on my end, too.

    Digital things are concerning. We were talking about that last night. We’re do to get new phones soon and we’re worried about losing our pictures. I said I almost liked it better when they were in an old shoe box under the bed. At least you knew they were safe! (And where they were!)

    Glad you’re back.

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    Ron Stephens
    June 5, 2021 at 8:14 am

    I’m sorry you have had the aggravation. Your characterization of the digital world is spot on. We’re glad you’re back. I am reminded of the old Aunt Jemima jingle.

    ” Aunt Jemima pancakes without her syrup, Is like the spring without the fall. There’s only one thing worse in this universe and that’s no Aunt Jemima at all. ” We sure don’t want to think of a morning without the BP&A! About that, does each day’s post ‘go live’ by timer or do you have to activate it yourself each morning at six? I am thinking you do them ahead?

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      June 5, 2021 at 8:26 am

      Ron-thankfully I can schedule them ahead of time 🙂

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    June 5, 2021 at 7:58 am

    Missed you, glad you are back. Everything looks good to me.

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      June 5, 2021 at 12:41 pm

      Yay❣️❣️❣️ … hope all continues to go well with no more added bumps in the road …but if any appear hope you can resolve it easily. When we change anything big computer or cablewise or phonewise ⌨️⌚️of grandkids help us alot thankfully …help is good ☕️❤️ We’ve had new technology situations that sure ruffled our feathers some

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        SusieQ …. Again
        June 5, 2021 at 12:46 pm

        Correction /Edit … Up there I was typing “ our “ grandkids …. My phone doesn’t understand my finger,haha .

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    David M Dennis
    June 5, 2021 at 7:51 am

    Looks good to me!

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    Jane from SC
    June 5, 2021 at 7:48 am

    Glad you got through with the move! Love you!

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    Densie R
    June 5, 2021 at 7:30 am

    Good to see you’re back!!! Looks good on my end over here in Martinsville, IN!

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    Gayle Larson
    June 5, 2021 at 7:20 am

    Everything looks good. Glad you are back

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    Sanford McKinney Jr
    June 5, 2021 at 7:17 am

    Glad you have returned! The phrase here in Upper Northeast Tennessee was, “gettin up on the wrong side of the bed”.

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    Larry Paul Eddings
    June 5, 2021 at 7:04 am

    Welcome back! Best I can tell, everything looks okay on this end.

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    aw griff
    June 5, 2021 at 6:57 am

    Looks good to me.
    I don’t remember hearing getting up backwards. We always said got up on the wrong side of the bed.

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    Miss Cindy
    June 5, 2021 at 6:39 am

    Wow, I’m so glad your back! The Blind Pig IS my morning routine and I sure have missed you! It’s like walking sideways, everything is just a little off center.
    So far everything looks perfect but I sure will let you know if anything is off.
    I sure have missed you these few days!

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    b reid
    June 5, 2021 at 6:19 am

    glad you be back. ty raz

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      Ron Banks
      June 5, 2021 at 8:19 am

      Glad you’re back. My morning coffee just didn’t taste right the last couple of days because I couldn’t have my slice of the Blind Pig with it.

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    Dan O’Connor
    June 5, 2021 at 6:09 am

    Thanks for your efforts! This looks perfect!

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    Sue W.
    June 5, 2021 at 5:46 am

    I don’t always comment, but I see you loud and clear!

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