Thursday, January 28, 2016

Why am I loosing followers??? (update)

I have been using Windows LiveWriter for years now, but suddenly I can not upload from that program to Blogger.  A group of Microsoft guys got together and created Open Live Writer to fix the problems.  It is an open source program.  I just downloaded and install it and this will be my first test of the program.
I am thinking the problem of loosing followers has something to do with LiveWriter no longer working with Blogger.  So, we shall see what happens.  A week ago I have 203 followers, then it dropped to 175 a couple days ago and today it is 168.  I don’t like that trend.  So the following is a test post really, just to see what happens.
Check it out if you have trouble with Windows LiveWriter.
Began the new year by climbing Q Mountain with 13 other people.  We began this last year.  If feels like a great way to begin a new year.
I have been unable to post for a few weeks now and suddenly, I go from 203 followers, to 175 followers yesterday to 168 followers today (1/28/2016).  Does anyone know why?
I have been busy in Quartzsite Arizona with a gathering of vandwellers, held in January each year, and this was the largest gathering yet, probably over 200 people easy.  Too big a crowd for me.
Also a major rewiring of my van house power system, upgrading from two house batteries to three just had to happen.
From this old system…
… to this.  Going from 130watt of solar and 220amp hours of battery power, to 290 watts of solar and 345 amp hours of battery power.  I had to give up my passenger seat to make room.
I have done all the work myself.
It is also the time when there are many rock vendors in town and so much to see and do.
Review of 2015 – I have been working on this post but have been overwhelmed by all that I did last year.  So many photos.  I work on it awhile, get frustrated, and set it aside again.
Upgrading Onboard Power System
Plans for 2016 – still include hiking the Arizona Trail, but have postponed it until fall to train and get equipment needed.
I promise you all I have not died.  I hope no one else drops out of following me.  There are still adventures to be had.
Thank you.
It doesn’t get any better than this, until tomorrow.  (SwankieWheels)

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In 2006, I was shopping for a wheelchair. By 2007, I had new knees, better health and by 2008 a kayak. In Aug 2013, I kayaked my 49th state, Alaska, at the Holgate Glacier and in May 2014, I kayaked Hawaii, my 50th state, to celebrate my 70th Birthday and the finale to the wonderful adventure of Kayaking America? Next up... Solo Hiking the Arizona Trail, 820 miles? Maybe. Still healing from shoulder and trying to decide.