So much is going on in my life it's getting tough to handle. The highs and lows of planning my trip are incredible. Tonight I attempted to add a new module to my website so I could have a bulletin board of some sort for visitors to leave comments. It seemed like a harmless enough thing to try to do, but I should have remembered that nothing is as easy as it seems with computers. The script I was using to add the module had a bug that caused it to get rejected. When I tried to go to my main website, I got an error. That really made me freak out because I thought I had killed everything. I back this website up from time to time, but I haven't done so in a few weeks, and I've added a lot of stuff since then. All was not lost, however. I just had to log into mysql (my database) and create the tables that were needed manually. This eventually worked, but not before two hours of heavy panicking. I hope this type of thing doesn't happen when I'm on the road, but I have a feeling it will. Maybe I'll at least have most of the kinks like this one worked out before I leave, but a website crash is still among my biggest fears concerning my trip, as silly as it may seem.
On a good note, I finally found my prescriptions. A few months ago, I was given prescriptions for Mefloquine and Cipro, but I lost them shortly thereafter. I do stupid things like that all the time. I've even been known to search for a pen for several minutes before realizing that it's in my hand. Anyway, I was going through my filing cabinet to get some paperwork for my trip in order, and I ran into the prescriptions. They were in a folder titled "Company Info," which I haven't used in years. I have no idea why I would've put them there of all places. Oh well. Despite wasting several hours on my search, at least now I can expose myself to malaria and diarrhea all I want without worrying about any consequences. Mosquito burrito anyone? Now if only I could remember where I put those Ginko pills, I'd be all set.
I have a lot of stuff to do, but I think things are going well so far for me. This website seems to be holding up, other than the aforementioned problem (which I'll avoid running into again at all costs), and I am getting a lot more visitors. I'm still not sure if I'll be able to handle the load when I give word of this website out to the travel community on the Internet, but I feel that I owe them for all of the information they have given me. It always helps to have a few people with similar lifestyles to get advice from (no I'm not the first person to take a trip like this one).
There are lots more ups and downs that I'll probably write about in the coming weeks before my trip. Someday, I'd like to put together a checklist of sorts to give to people who want to take a trip like mine. But for now I'll concentrate on getting a somewhat good night's sleep.