If you were trying to access the blog or website this past week and couldn'tm I apologize.
About three months ago, I trasferred the website registration from a third-party registrar to the web host registration service, because I get the registration free through it. At the time, I thought everything was taken care of.
I was wrong. Apparently there was a last step that I (or, I suspect, the original registrar) didn't follow througth with and the registration didn't get fully transferred. Thus, when the original registration lapsed, I had to renew it there. And I will have to wait 40 days to transfer it again.
Unfortunately, I just lost my credit card, so I had no way to renew it until the new card arrived, which only happened yesterday. Now I'm back in business, finally.