Well, nine years and 10 days to be exact. I actually forgot my blogoversary this year but was reminded this morning when I saw my friend Craig’s Facebook post about how he met me (and many others) on H2G2 14 years ago. So yeah… 9 years and 10 days ago I started my first ever blog, which has since turned into my daily scrapbook. Since May 1, 1996 I’ve had almost 734,000 visits, with 1885 followers (who are all you guys?) and I’ve published 3238 posts. And, like Craig, I’ve met some pretty amazing people.
Cheers everybody! Thanks for sticking around.
So I didn’t forget like last year! It was seven years ago today that I started this silly ol’ blog. And going on I-don’t-know-how-long that I started doing a post a day – that started while I was sick on chemo and I decided that if I only managed to do one thing during the day it would be to post something here. And as this is just a scrapbook of stuff going on in my life I never feel like it needed to be anything profound. Just me checking in, you know? And just as in Real Life, some days are more interesting than other.
The stats tell me that as of today there have been 2498 blog posts and over 27,000 comments and 675,000 visitors here on casa az. Thanks everyone! Wouldn’t be the same without you.
So, this is NOT my 6th blogoversary.
That was on May 1st, but for the first time since I started casa az I completely forgot it. How odd. Though no doubt I was distracted by this beautiful boy that day and posted a pic of him instead.
Anyhow… six years!
We’ve sure been through a lot together, haven’t we? 2178 posts, as well as over 25,000 comments and 630,000 visitors.
Thanks for sticking around guys (and welcome to new visitors!). I couldn’t have done it without you.
Back in February I gave you a glimpse of my kitchen on the first day it was actually functional, but what you couldn’t see in that photo was that on the right hand side of the sink the washing machine was sticking out about 20cm (8 inches) into the room because that section of the counter is much narrower than on the other side of the sink, where there was a dishwasher that – I was told – didn’t work very well (I never tried it). Anyhoo, after getting the landlady’s permission to get rid of the old dishwasher I finally got the washing machine moved over to the correct sized spot, and put a small IKEA shelf thingy in the narrower spot … and what an amazing difference. Totally loving the kitchen now!
EXCEPT… I’ve had the dishwasher sitting outside my door for the past week. I tried getting it down the stairs with Nog but there was no way. Then I decided to ask my neighbour Giorgio (owner of Pérez) if he could help out but I could never find him home. So I stopped by his restaurant the other day and Giorgio and Simome both said they would take care of it for me. Still waiting for that to happen (I told them there was no real rush as the other neighbour on our floor is away on holiday) but I’m sure they’ll do it eventually.
Who knows…maybe in another couple of months the place with be in good enough nick to make a new casa az video!