Yep, Wednesday night I started feeling tendonitis pain
in my left heel. fah.
I've never had tendonitis in my heel before, but even with
that first little twinge, I recognized it and
knew I would not be able to
walk. So I knew I'd need a plan to help me get thru the
usual 2hours I spend walking every day for the next...
few days? week? more? who knows.
That's kind of the thing. Tendonitis is one of those
things where medical science has little to say.
You can take drugs, or you can avoid drugs.
You can do physical therapy, or not.
You can ice it, heat pad it, both, or neither.
And the tendonitis either goes away or it doesn't. There
is no real treatment, except
rest. And, let's get
real here. You want to avoid those spikes of pain at ALL
costs! No doctor type has to tell you that.
So anyway. No walking means I've got an extra 2 hours
every day. And without the exercise, it's really important
to do something ... meaningful and happy.
I decided to dust off my CSS skills and work on some
back-end stuff here at the web site.
Last year I had taken a couple HTML and CSS classes, with
the goal of cleaning up my web site and upgrading from
HTML Transitional to HTML 5. I learned good stuff, and
I finished my classes. But then I didn't actually work
on the web site.
Yesterday, I re-familiarized myself with the codes. And
put the finishing touches on an archive template that I
had started last year, with my class.
I had trouble figuring out how
to place images, those darn floats. But it turned out I
was screwing up the requirements for the Width attribute!
ha, a simple thing I was ignorant of! Being sloppy was
okay in HTML Transitional, not so much in HTML 5!
And today, I started clearing out some of the entries on
the main page. It took a while, for a relatively small
chunk I tackled... There's the physical
cut and paste, and then all those random Transitional
codes to repair!
And again, I am learning good stuff! This project def
keeps me occupied for a couple hours at a time. And
there's plenty to do...
Once I get all the super old journal entries moved to
the archives, in theory I'll be able to clean up this
front page: Moving to HTML 5 and giving it a new design!
I don't know how many millions of years I've had this
sunflower thing. But it would be nice to move on!
A new design is, of course, a lot more involved than just
archiving stuff. So, we'll see what happens...