Finally the website is back up and fully functional.
We have never, ever had an outage like this – my apologies for any issues folks may have had accessing any portion of the site.
The site needed security updates and those occurred this week – they may or may not have been the cause of issues.
My plan is to get back to normal writing next week (remember Monday is a holiday) Tuesday.
Thanks to everyone who has made donations over the last 6 months – it makes the financial burden of maintaining the site more bearable–I had already committed money ($300) to the security updates on the site, but with the outage I am not sure how much more will be billed (guess it depends on the final determination of the cause).
Have a great long weekend–rest up for what is sure to be an exciting week as the debt ceiling fiasco gets resolved (I hope).