Update: I tried for 8 more hours and logged four of that with GoDaddy and still can’t get my original database to work. So, I’m pretty much giving up hope of getting 6 years of posts back.
In some respects, that isn’t bad. A new theme and now I have a reason to post more often.
My site has been acting wonky ever since Godaddy migrated it to a “better” server a few months ago. Today, the database just disappeared. Every back up that I have tried to restore has been corrupted.
I think at this point, it is probably just better to start over. A friend of mine who is a WordPress guru has tried for 4 hours to fix things, but even the backups are useless.
That is going to take awhile as I have six years of effort invested here. So bear with me as The Virtuous Republic is relaunched anew. Hopefully, bigger and better.