Saturday, November 11, 2006

         

 

I want to say congratulations to all the Vivi award winners!  I've been MIA this past week due to PC problems and connection issues.  Thankfully, unloading a couple of thousand graphics and tags that I hadn't even seen in ages cured my PC.  The connection problems are a nightmare.  I'm hoping to stay connected long enough to make this entry.

I apologize for not getting around to visit journals much this past week although when I was able to stay connected, the darned journals were unavailable.  I called Embarq today.  LOL...I'm not nuts.  They had me sign online and could tell that my modem or my phone line is not holding a connection at all.  Whoo hoo, they are finally sending me a whole new modem kit.  I asked if the fact that Fed-Ex delivered it last January, and it sat on my front porch with no roof in freezing snow and rain for two days would have damaged the modem.  No doubt about, he said, and was quite shocked that Sprint told me to dry it out and install it.  I've had slight connection problems from the first day.  It is being sent UPS this time so if I'm not at home, I will pick it up at the drop off center.

So, the Vivi's are over and a sigh of relief is being breathed for the most part.  Jackie had no choice but to post the results in the journal.  I haven't been able to stay online long enough to send e-mails let alone host a chatroom.  I think Jackie has borne the brunt of the complaints and fussing.  Actually, I know she has.  Jackie is such a sweetie and feels so bad when feelings get hurt.  She has worked endlessly and tirelessly to try and make things right for everyone.  Some can't be assauged.  Of course, mistakes did happen.  We both made decisions to try and correct the mistakes fairly to everyone.  And, of course, some were not happy with the results.  Pleasing everyone is an impossibility.  Doing your best to correct oversights is all we can do.

The tags are just about done.  Please be patient as I'm not sure how many I'll be able to send with my connection the way it is.  I'm hoping to get them out tomorrow but any mail I send with pictures causes my modem to fail.

I also want to thank each and everyone of you for making my birthday such a great experience this year.  LOL...I finally got around to reading all my cards today, at least I think I did.  I hope I didn't miss thanking any of you.  Your comments made the day all the more special.  I thank you from the bottom of my heart.  It's been a rough couple of weeks in our household but Megan is thriving and feeling at peace.  Prayers are working.

I think I shall try and save this or else I will be pulling my hair out.  I will be around to visit as much as I can. 

Oops, if you have a tag request in my graphics journal, I have them done; I just can't get them sent at the moment.  Yikes, this is just driving me crazy and upsetting my whole routine.

Keeping my fingers crossed that by the middle of next week all will be back to normal.

 

      

                             CHRIS              

29 comments:

dwhee70041 said...

Chris,  It's good to see you online.  Had I know about the modem, we would have engaged in a conversation about it a long time ago.  Which machine are you using, your new one of the e-machine?  The graphics look great.  I hope all is well.
David

siennastarr said...

{{{{{{{Chris}}}}}}}}}

Glad you were at least able to make an entry, without being thrown off line.  Everytime I hear that "cackle", I think, "Well...there she goes again!" lol  Computer is throwing her "cackling"  butt off line!  lol

I'm glad you are getting a new modem and this issue will be completely resolved soon!  Yaaay!!!

Love you
jackie

jeadie05 said...

With love to Megan ,Thankyou and Jackie so much ,I can only begin what a task it was for you both ,and want you to know we are all so in awe and grateful to you for all you have done ,with love Jan xx

mrsm711 said...

Hi Chris, Sorry I missed your B-Day.  My puter connection is horrible lately too.  I just can't figur it out.  Last night I made the Winter Wonderland entry. hit save and it said, Journals not availabel.  So I redid the entry and the same thing.  ARGH!  This morning the entry was there.  Whew, but weird!   Awesome Tag!  :)
http://journals.aol.com/mrsm711/LatteDah/      Tracy

jckfrstross said...

i love the top tag:) i am sorry this past couple of weeks have been bad for you:( hang in there it will get better. the vivis are over for one lol and you have a new car woohoo and you just had a birthday yipeee :) have a good weekend

Deb

pippa1116 said...

glad to see you back!!!!!!  take care and have a great weekend!
tina

jlocorriere05 said...

I'm so glad you're getting a new modem, let's hope it will enable you to stay online. I'm praying Megan will be OK too. Thank you for all the work you put into the Vivi's, it must be such a relief to know it's over. There will always be whingers around, can't do anything to help them. Jeannette xx  

jeanno43 said...

Glad you could stay online to post this. Yes, you cannot please all of the people all of the time. Mistakes happen and Jackie did her best and was fair to everyone. I take my hat off to her and to you and all who helped out. Look forward to receiving my graphic when you can send it. Glad you are getting a new modem.

http://journals.aol.co.uk/jeanno43/JeannettesJottings/

pharmolo said...

Pretty dreadful service , leaving a modem out in snow and ice and then having the sauce to say it could still be used. Dear me. Take your time, Chris, no rush. Have a good Sunday

chat2missie said...

Love your tag.  I'm glad you were able to find out why you were not staying connected.  Now if AOL could get their act together....
Missie

queenb8261 said...

Chris, first off, I don't think I've been getting all of my alerts as I have missed several of your last entries. I missed my 1st yr Journal birthday on Nov2. I've been busier than a cat in a room full of rockers. Congrats on the new car. Sounds like you got a  heck of a deal.  I've been thinking of you (and Megan) and am keeping positive thoughts.  Take care.
Hugs, Barb  

lanurseprn said...

Glad to see you back. Hope you get the computer all fixed up soon.  Hate computer problems.  Hate car problems!  Hopefully, with your new car and your new modem you won't have either of these issues for a LONG time!
Enjoy the weekend.
Pam

lisa41076 said...

Chris, glad you are back, love your tag !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I'm happy you had a good birthday, Hugs Lisa

chevyz71gurl74 said...

I need to sift through all my graphics too...i'm sure that is one of the reasons my computer bogs down sometimes...hahaha
I can't help it i love them!  Glad u had a great bday!
Have a good sunday
Hugss..~Terri~

helloimkara said...

I missed you Chris! It is so frustrating when you cant get and stay online!!!  i hope it will all be fixed soon!

Kara

queeniemart said...

Thank you for commenting in my journal today...i am truly sorry your PC is acting up...i KNOW that feeling well....i have had you and Megan in my thoughts alot....i hope your birthday was the best ever. YOU are such an awesome friend!
i love you,
lisa

millieukgirl said...

Glad you had a great birthday! Great to hear you'll be getting PC/Internet probs sorted out too! Millie x

tendernoggle said...

Jackie and you both worked your tails of and are to be commended for all that you both done for us here in J-Land...
I got my tag and hoping to put it in my side bar today! Thanks agazin,
loveya,
carlene

oxobagladyoxo said...

So sorry to hear that your having connection problems. I hope that modem kit comes in soon. But I am glad to hear the prayers are working :)

Hugs,
Chelle

penniepooh said...

I`m glad you had a nice birthday. Hope your computer woes get fixed real fast! :)
Love ya
penny
http://journals.aol.com/penniepooh/pennys-pieces-of-ohio/

fuzilady said...

I haven't been able to comment for the last couple of days. It kept saying I couldnt access the journals and to try again later. Got to love aol!!!!


hugs
Jennifer

kdcutie26 said...

I love the graphic in this one Chris.  And Happy Birthday.  I am so sad that I missed it.  I have to keep my ass up to date and stop being so darn lazy.  I need you to e-mail me your address so that I can send you a wedding invite when the time comes.
Katie Jane

thegirlnexdoor77 said...

As i thought you did make a post and I didn't get the alert..but since you have puter problems am not too far behind!  I am glad you had a good birthday and hope that you will get the puter taken care of soon!  I am sending out Christmas cards and would love to send you one if you don't mind if you can get enough connection that you could email me your addy that would be cool...I wont be offended if you don't...Have a great day!!! TerryAnn

xxroxymamaxx said...

LOL at unloading thousands of graphics. That's funny Chris.  I'm truly sorry you are having so much trouble with your connection and modem.  I can't believe Sprint told you to dry it out and use it. lol  craziness.  I hope the new one comes soon too.  Thanks for all your hard work with the Vivi's and Have a great week.  Big hugs and GBU, Shelly

tpiez4me said...

Normal?  You know NORMAL?  I've forgotten how!

bgilmore725 said...

Chris, I am real slow... in all the busyness of my work and the journaling, and visitng people's websites to read their blogs and leave comments, it didn't occur to me that you had two journals... I'm familiar with the Cab's creations, but I'm not sure if I've come here before. I just read Penny's entry because she had left a comment in my entry today, so I responded with a like visit. She said it was yoiur birthday and had left a link. I didn't recognize the journal. Didn't know it was the YOU Chris... thought it was another Chris. Well, it was you... imagine my surprise when I "got" it! Sorry it took me so long to figure it out.

Happy Birthday, Chris, and thank you ever so much for the very classic looking tag you sent me for my VIVI award. Bea

http://beta.journals.aol.com/bgilmore725/Wanderer/

rebuketheworld said...

You rock sweety....I think anyone handling the VIVI awards should get more props than a thank you. You guys did a great job!!!!!!! Sorry, to hear about the connection issues. Dial up sucks...I hated it when I had it....hopefully, everything will work out. -Raven

princesssaurora said...

I am so sorry that you are having problems with connecting, but I think the new modem is a great idea!

be well,
Dawn

ps... you all did a great job with the vivi's!

http://journals.aol.com/princesssaurora/CarpeDiem/

shayshaydc said...

It is so agravating not to be able to get online and do the things that you want to do!!! Hopefully you will be up and running soon!!!! http://journals.aol.com/shayshaydc/Golfaholic
Sharon:)