With money getting tight in our house I am always contemplating expenses to give up. I pay for 2 sites both this one and Accidental Beauty. Since my photography site is more of a portfolio I obviously have to keep that one. I have contemplated moving this site over there but for one thing this site takes up a lot of space so I know it would end up costing me more in the end and I also want to try to keep my photography site as professional as possible.

One thing I really don’t want to give up is my pro flickr account, I really do use it everyday and not only do I love the interraction but it’s almost an archive of my photos.

I almost never buy food or even coffee anymore, I make just about everything at home. I rarely go out anymore and if I do I try to find things to do that don’t cost anything. I really miss going out to eat or getting takeout. Home cooked food is just never quite as exciting.

So there is a good chance within the next month or two I will not be renewing RLU, which is sad because I have had this place for several years now. For a while I will probably switch to wordpress.com and hopefully down the road someday I will be able to buy a domain again.

I’m not sure what name I would use for wordpress.com, if I have to go a different direction I might as well completely go a different direction.

Anyway, changes will be coming. Now if Verizon could just stop fucking up and making my life just a little easier switching to their services. That’s another post, when the drama is actually OVER.


  1. Hannah

    March 5, 2009 at 11:29 am

    I looked at some of your photos on your Flickr account. Beautiful stuff! ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. bluepaintred

    March 5, 2009 at 11:54 am

    when you say you will not renew RLU, but that you will look at wordpress, that means you are not stopping blogging, right? Because I know I do not comment enough, I very rarely take the time to comment anywhere, but I would very much miss reading your blog if you quit

    Pee ess: what does pro flikr do that regular flikr not do? hold more pictures? I have a bitch of a time navigating flikr!

  3. Jen

    March 5, 2009 at 12:29 pm

    Why not switch to a cheaper hosting service? The one I use includes two domain names for $4.99 a month. They bill you every six months. Let me know if you want any information.

  4. Lizzle

    March 5, 2009 at 3:27 pm

    I realize this won’t help in the long run but I wanted to buy some of your photography for thank you presents for string musicians (obviously the violin pictures are what I”m going for). Could you email me to let me know prices? I tried to go through your accidental beauty site but didn’t see some of the pictures I remember from a while ago. ๐Ÿ™‚

  5. Giggle Pixie

    March 5, 2009 at 4:27 pm

    Same here, I never get to feed my Starbucks addiction anymore, and may also need to give up my domain due to the cost. Also because of time constraints on me for the forseeable future. I hope you’ll continue blogging somewhere though – I love reading your posts. And your pictures are just beautiful!!!

  6. edmcbride

    March 5, 2009 at 5:02 pm

    we use hostito.com and its like $7 a month, get with Crystal and she can give you better info

  7. Grey Street Girl

    March 5, 2009 at 7:46 pm

    I’m glad you’re going to keep blogging. Be sure and post a link to your new digs!

  8. edmcbride

    March 5, 2009 at 8:09 pm

    ahh yeah i understand. been there. everything will be ok tho ๐Ÿ™‚

  9. Gwen

    March 5, 2009 at 11:43 pm

    Just so long as you don’t *sniffle* *whimper* leeeeeave meeeeeeeee *sob*

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