Good Morning All, The site still messed up...can't read recent posts. Maybe they will come in later. This is frustrating. What am I doing wrong?? Any answers?
Fruit trees blooming, saw tiny bee on the plum. My pup, Lucy Sue fishished up with her classes. Most improved dog in the class!!
Reading every day. Reread "Timeshifting" by Stephan Rechtschaffen. Liked it so much that I ordered another one by him.
I'm in the Goodwill going through the books. Get into conversation with young man from Denver about books, writing, Sedona and more. He tells me about book by Mary Pipher "Writing To Change The World". Said it was the best book he's ever read on writing. Ordered that one too. Will give report later.
Have more happenning....have to figure out how to write about it. Hugs, take care, Deb
Hi Deb. Nice to see you! I'm sorry that you're still having trouble with the posts. It seems to have cleared up on my computer. Not sure if/when you'll be able to read this. The tech person who worked on the site earlier in the week gave us an e-mail address to report problems. I'll go back to that post and send it to you after writing this. One thing he suggested is clearing the cache on your browser. Have you tried that?
Another wonderful book on writing: Bird by Bird : Some Instructions on Writing and Life. by Anne Lamott
Hope you have a good day! Next post will have e-mail address to help resolve the problem.
Here's what we received on Monday. Hope you can access it, Deb, and give him/her the details of your experience. We need to fix this!
Posts: 2 Registered: 1/13/06 Re: Is there someone who can fix this forum? It's not working right. Posted: Mar 22, 2010 11:38 AM Reply
Hi, We apologize for the inconvenience. We are trying to recreate the problem here and it would help to get some additional information.
Can you please let us know the Operating System Windows/Mac?, what version?, the kind of browser you are using on your machines (desktop, laptop) and one or more messages that are missing? [you can either post or email to firstname.lastname@example.org]
Of course, it's impossible to let them know what messages are missing IF they're missing!
I knew I was having problems because (1) on top it would say, for example, 3 replies and I wouldn't have any on my screen (2) some messages would come and go (3) I usually couldn't get to page 2 if there was a second page and (4) my own posts weren't showing up on my computer.
Deb, at midnight now there are 6 replies to your post: 5 troubleshooting suggestions from me, 1 sweet post from tc. This from yours truly will be the 7th.
How many, if any, of these 7 can you see on your computer?
Do you have the information the tech person needs to evaluate and resolve the problem? Were you able to contact him? He has yet to respond to me at AOL or to us on the forum. Winnie is also wondering if the site is working properly now. Her family is heading into a crisis and she needs input.
Let us know in your morning post, okay? We all rely on this functioning when we need it and each other.
So very tired today. Energized yesterday. Worn out today. See-saw. ~ Amy
Deb, I hope this finds you feeling better. Slumps are hard to rise above. Last night we received about 3 inches of snow. Calling for 70 degrees next Friday. One never knows what the weather will bring up in these northern areas. At least the sun is shining.
Good Morning Molly, tc and cindykay, Good Morning All, Clear day...expecting high winds this afternoon. Maybe as high as 55MPH!
Tc, about our dogs: we have two ( we lost two dogs Christmastime last year due to old age, both were 17 years old.) We inherited Baby an American Bulldog when my son died. He had 5 dogs and one cat. My youngest daughter Janice has the Doxie and girlfriends took the others. Baby seemed depressed so we got the puppy Lucy Sue to cheer her up. Lucy is an Austrialan Shepard, Blue Heeler mix so they said. She is tri-colored adorable and a hand full. Big ears. She makes me laugh. I somehow forgot how much work puppies were. Have to watch everything. Found my black bra in the yard yesterday! She chews on everything and I mean everything. Even chewed on the house. Chuck took her to training school and takes her walking every morning. He's so good with animals, should have been a vet. My entire family are big animal lovers especially dogs. I could go on and on about this subject. More in next post.
Thank you Molly for all your help. The site seems to be working fine now. Yes, we need this site and each other.
Cindykay, my down moments, down days come and go. I am about 70 some per cent better than I was. In 2006 it was like I had lost two kids at one time. Chuck says I have lost two. Stella still does not see me and I talked to her last about 9 months ago. I get tiny pieces of news from Janice the youngest.
I think I wrote about Stella having a bit of fame in her 20's. Anyway an award she got....someone out of the blue (from e-Bay) told me he bought the award bracelet (gold with her name) at a pawn shop. Yes. I can buy it back for about 1200.00 which I don't have. See, this is how bad they get. They will pawn, sell anything to get money for their drugs. While she was here in 2005...2004 she wanted to sell anything Chuck and I had. She took a few things and sold them. I don't know why I thought that housing her, feeding her, making her feel safe would make her quit her drug addictions. Nothing I did worked. Nothing I do now works.
Supermom me now has to work hard keeping my own life together. All of you help me. Love and hugs, Deb
Your dogs sound and I am sure are beautiful. My daughter has 2 dogs and one of them is a cattle-dog mix. He is such a character. He chews up "everything" but his eyes are so sweet, you just can't help but love him anyway. My husband and I got our second dog--labradoodle impulsively right before my daughters first relapse out of treatment which I was totally unprepared for. I had just ran my first 5k, thought my life was going to all just go back to normal and feeling on top of the world. Having that puppy to distract me was a god-send. When I have been sad and sometimes crying and alone ( my husband travelled alot with his previous job) , they would both come and just sit by me and not move other than the labradoodle lays her head in my lap. Which is a miraculous event for them to be still that long if you know my two hooligans.
Hi tc, One of the dogs I use to have was admazing. I would have sad thoughts and she would wake up and come clear across the room to be with me. And dogs have souls. No one can tell me any different. I have a mother-in-law from hell. She hates animals and tells everyone that "Chuckie" (she still calls him that, nevermind that he is 58) will get germs and die because the dogs sleep in the bed with us. On May the first we will be married for 30 years and he has survived all the "germs". Take care, Love, Deb
Definitely animals have souls and in many ways are better than humans. I learn from them everyday--to find joy, be in the present moment, unconditional love. I just 'knew" you slept with your dogs. We do too. Take Care and hugs back.
Deb, Congrats on the upcoming 30 years. We just made it 25, still struggling due to a different breed of germs and chaos. It is what it is and hopefully time will mend. It is amazing how differently men and women think. Back to animals, we had a basset for 17 years. I miss him so, but now we have a beagle. I assumed since they are "cousins" they would be similar. WRONG! Tucker is now 5 and still has the energy and the "sniff" he had as a puppy. One scent of a critter and he is gone. In addition, our calico cat. Both are rescue animals my daughter brought home. I would always say as long as she was saving animals, she didn't have to save herself. She has rescued 2 dogs and 6 kittens over time. Each sibling now has a cat. Finally she began to save herself. Yes, cats and dogs do have a tender spot and seem to know our thoughts.
Interesting the role pets play. When our son was using meth, it seemed that the only time I saw his kind, loving side was with our dogs- both of whom he rescued from bad environments. The dogs also have been a huge comfort to me in down times.
I thought the site was working just fine, as HMH said in their e-mail to me, and Deb confirmed on her end, but I'm again just getting bits and pieces on my PC. Laptop shows me all that I'm missing. Unfortunately, it's not mine.
Love these dog stories! I had dogs my whole life, but now we have a calico cat (rescued as a kitten), and although she was raised in our home with a brother - our dog - once he was gone she changed entirely and now hates dogs. She nearly killed my friend's little cockapoo when they visited a couple of years ago. I'm a dog person, not a cat person, but I have become very attached to our cat in spite of her nutty personality. She cuddles close at night, purrs like an engine, and is like a breathing hot water bottle beside me.
Still, I long for a dog, and your stories reinforce this. My birthday is Wednesday, and I was actually thinking last week that I should spend the day by going to a shelter and bringing one home - without telling my family in advance. They all want one, too, and would be thrilled, but for our crazy cat and the cost- oh, those vet bills!
So fun to think about something other than our "addicts. I bought a 10 lb Cockapoo 3 years ago to give my son something "to do" (knowing that there was a strong possiblity that it would be "my" dog). He is totally attached to me of course! I have a fluffy grey cat - he weighs more than the dog. Last month we our eldest son found work out of state and could not keep his black lab with him so we have been adjusting to Abbey and all her tricks. She is a walking stomach and we are finally trained enough to remember not to leave ANY food on the countertops!
My Hubby and I are also coming up on our 30th anniversary. We are having fun distracting ourselves by planning a trip out west this coming August. Right now we are deciding between Colorado Springs and Sedona/Grand Canyon. Colorado might not be as hot as Arizona in August - I have not been to either place. My husband loves Colorado and would love to take me there.
Colorado can get pretty hot sometimes- 100s are rare but 90s not uncommon- but it cools off at night. I have never been to Grand Canyon so can't compare. I live in CO and there are some beautiful spots. One of my favorites in Glenwood Canyon/Glenwood Springs. Hanging Lake is just like it sounds-hanging in the mountains- really amazing. Glenwood Springs is about 3 hours west of Denver. Colorado Springs has some great sights as well. Wherever you go, have fun!