I really wanted to do a Six on Saturday post today, but short of going for a walk to see if I could find something to photograph, I don’t have anything.
There have been other developments this week, however. I have good news and bad news. I have been putting off cutting the grass as the weather has been against me. So when the sun did show his face and the warmth returned, I knew I couldn’t put it off any longer. I waited until late afternoon, hoping it would be cooler and dragged my old faithful mower out of the shed.
We have two areas of grass. The one near the house is easy to manage and quick to mow. The second patch is at the bottom of the garden. The wild bit.
This is where I was using the strimmer to remove the long grass and nearly chopped off my toe. The part I managed to strim was easy to mow, but when I moved to the long grass, the mower kept stalling, the long grass wrapped around the blades.
This mower is quite old, and our garden has not been kind, so after removing each blockage, it made a weird noise and stalled again. This time, it didn’t cooperate when I cleared the grass, so I knew I had probably asked too much of it, and it had died on me. I must finish the job with the strimmer, wearing strong, sensible shoes this time!
The good news is I finally added a subscriber form to our website. I have wanted (and tried) to do this for a long time. I did manage (I think) to have a pop-up form a while ago, but I never saw it, so I assumed it wasn’t working.
Let me tell you, it wasn’t easy. My brain baulks at technology, and there has been a lot of baulking over the last two weeks. Mailerlite tried their best to guide me, most of which I couldn’t make work. WP tried, too, with similar results. So, how on earth did I manage to pull this off?
After being directed to so many places to do so many manoeuvres, I became familiar with the system and started experimenting. This usually works for me, for I manage to hit a button that works sooner or later. I didn’t expect this to take so long, and I almost gave up several times.
To be brutally honest, I am surprised my PC still works as I cursed it to hell and back, threatening to bash its non-helpful screen in.
Mailerlite, despite the complications, is a much better system than Mailchimp, and I am over the moon that I have made the change.
My next challenge is creating a newsletter, but I might have a few days off to give my damaged brain cells time to recover!
I hope I haven’t murdered the mower!