Finally, I have decided that there's no good answer to my refusal to deal with a blog at first. I've been keeping everything that _should_ have gone on the blog in a file until I figured out how to deal with them. I give up, I've gotta just accept I was wrong and start a blog. All the previous entries are up now, and from this point forward this blog should be live.
If it matters, the paying project I've been working on for the last half-year is done. I got paid a lot, and we spent almost all of it catching up on bills. I have returned to being retired and that means that I not only have time to write but have no money to do anything else. My wife doesn't care about the first and is freaking out about the second, so I don't think I'll get to stay retired for long. I'll do everything I can to finish First Command and Independent Command before I go back to work.