In a little more than a week, The Mookse and the Gripes will turn ten! I posted my first review — of Salman Rushdie’s Midnight’s Children — on July 1, 2008. I don’t actually believe it’s almost been ten years, so I still don’t know what I’ll do to celebrate.

However, it’s not quite time to celebrate in any case. Rather, in preparation for the next ten years I’m going to be upgrading my hosting service, transitioning from a shared server to a VPS. Do you know what that means? I only slightly do, but I’m assured it will speed up the site, and I think that’s a good thing. Over the past year in particular I’ve noticed it takes a bit longer to load than I’d like. I can imagine some of you feel the same way. And some out there will not even read this because they’ll have already given up on this page loading! I don’t like frustrating readers!

I’ve already paid for the upgrade and have scheduled it to begin tonight. I don’t know how long it will take, but I’ve read anywhere from a few hours to a day.

During that time, The Mookse and the Gripes will be down. I hope after however long it takes all will be well! I’d sure hate to lose everything right on the even of the ten year anniversary!

I want to thank my supporters on Patreon. This upgrade doubles my costs per month, and I wouldn’t have been able to do it without support. If you’re not a Patreon, I invite you to check it out and see if you’re interested. Everything helps! See here!

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