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A Yosemite upgrade has toasted my local dev environment for the last week or two, and it's hard to get myself to spend the time to fix it these days. Ugh. I guess maybe I'll get back into the swing of things properly in, oh, maybe another 2 years.

EDIT *mumble*some...number...*cough* hours later: got everything working. Nothing like troubleshooting include_paths, handlers, error levels, all the database things, and mod_rewrite rules all at the same time in the middle of the night. Probably could have done without that bug up my butt, but perhaps it'll motivate me to rewrite the core here sometime to not be so hacky insane ... old. Some day. That day is most emphatically not today, which ceased to be "today" well over an hour ago.

Since Jeff changed jobs in April, we'd gotten more and more determined to change up the wee one's daycare to a place near our home instead of near his (previous) job. Of course, the search has been complicated by #1) the fact that we want to continue to have him in a small in-home daycare, aka not the type of place that tends to have a comprehensive Google-able internet presence, and #2) the desire to have incoming kiddo numero dos be at the same place starting sometime next spring. We finally found a place that seemed reasonable... not without a couple flags, but really, that's been essentially the case at all the places that we've talked to: something hasn't been quite to our taste everywhere (which is totally horrifying as a parent). But between sickness and travel, we didn't follow up for a week and a half. In that time, the guaranteed spot for an infant in the spring closed up. There's still a chance, but only a chance.

I have not stress-cried like that in a long time.

We want to get Dom placed somewhere quickly so that he has a month or two to settle in before our lives get turned upside down with a new baby, and I'm still seriously seriously kicking myself for not turning this search up to 11 months back. But timing is what it is, and so we had to make a quick decision... go ahead and place now, with only a "maybe" on the infant slot? Try to frantically hunt up something else? A couple days of searching, and we're taking the cross our fingers route, which is super upsetting. All the other options we investigated in the interim were either flat "no" on the infant or didn't even return calls (small businesses, sigh). We did find one place that I intensely wish I could time machine back to place the wee one at at the very beginning, which is really just twisting the knife further.

Having to find childcare is basically something where the only worse thing I can imagine is quitting my job to be a stay-at-home mother.