'Trouble comes in threes' is a superstitious old saying meaning that anything that comes in threes is unnatural, abnormal and troublesome.
Well, I've had my triple whammy! And I hope this is THE LAST!
ONE: Last month my computer crashed. It was something to do with the motherboard, whatever that means. But I was fortunate that most of the important stuff like documents and photos was salvaged.
TWO: Then about two weeks ago, my site was hacked. Believe me, you don't want to go through that experience. Fortunately, all the stuff had already been backed up by the hosting company.
THREE: Earlier this evening, when I accessed my blog I was HORRIFIED to discover that the last 3 posts are non-existent! Not there! Wiped out! No trace of them! Nothing! Nada! Zilch! Zip!
I immediately contacted the guy from the hosting company. A while back, he mentioned that he was moving all his business (and the sites they host) to a brand new server that is quicker and more reliable. It turns out that the date set for shifting all the stuff was last week Wednesday 06 March. The actual physical movement only took place today. As a result, all posts published on/after 06 March have been lost in the process.
The three posts wiped out are my IWSG post dated 06/03… my Celebrate+Cover Reveals (Mary and Meradeth's books) dated 08/03… and the Teacher/Kids post dated 11/03.
So there you have it! It cannot get worse than that! So now I feel like I want to crawl down that wormhole – and stay there for a while! Aaaaargh!
NATIONAL WORMHOLE DAY
What would you do or where would you go if you could traverse a wormhole through space or time just once? One safe round trip passage. Would you go back in time and talk some sense into a younger you? Go five years into the future and bring back the Wall Street Journal? See just how the heck the Great Pyramids of Giza were really built? View what the other side of the universe looks like? Kill Hitler?
My answer will be threefold, in keeping with the triple trouble I've experienced lately! I'd like to go back in time and save my computer from crashing, bash some sense into that hacker's head and go into cyberspace and retrieve my 3 lost posts…
Okay, now that I've got that out of the way…..
TIME PERIOD: Somewhere around 29A.D.
LOCATION: Capernaum in Galilee/ the sea of Galilee
CITIZENS: I'm front row of a gathering of hundreds of followers including simple middle class farmers, fishermen, tax collectors, people from the synagogue, the sick and the suffering
OCCASION: The viewing of a miracle in front of your eyes!
MOOD: buzz in the air… tension and excitement… skepticism… disbelief… the knowledge that you are witness to a very special event that will impact eternity…
There are a collection of miracles performed by Jesus. It would be difficult to name just one. So it will have to be a triple whammy!
1. Feeding the 5000 with five loaves and two fish
2. Raising Jairus' daughter
3. Changing water into wine
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HAPPY BIRTHDAY ALBERT EINSTEIN!