Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Finally..........I'm Baaaaaaaaaaack!

Hello my friends, It has been 7 days since the modem went on my computers, it was last Wednesday night. July 1st is our National Holiday so trying to get someone here before today was impossible. The modem has now been replaced by a new up to date modern version and the Internet is working wonderful on both computers......only one problem now, the phone lines are showing "in use" and I have no dial tone. The repair man is arriving tomorrow afternoon to repair the phone lines. I have been using my cell phone tonight. My life is so exciting, it seems to be one thing after another and when it gets this bad I just have to laugh. When I opened my e-mail late this afternoon I had over 200 waiting for me, some were junk mail but many needed answers. I have been trying to catch up on e-mails and post comments since the repair, but it has been several hours and I am still not finished. I think I will start fresh tomorrow.

As you know Fallon has been with me these past several days. I wanted to help her get ready for her trip down home. She left this morning at 6 and text me off and on all day beginning at the airport, then her stopover in Ottawa and finally when she landed in Halifax. In fact I just received another one from her just now.

We had a great time, we had our spa day, visited a farmers market, shopped all day Saturday, out to dinner twice and also went and seen the movie Grown Ups.....go and see it people, it was so funny. Fallon said I laughed the hardest in the theatre and she laughed at me laughing. I know she will be home the end of August but I still was very lonesome when she left......she is just so little to travel so far on her own. I know she will be welcomed and loved when she gets there, she needs that right now ......got to learn to let go, she has a wonderful father who will protect her and love her unconditionally.

Today I received a wonderful necklace from Holly at Banner Haus News. Holly had drawn names from her comment boxes and I was the name chosen. It is adorable, thank you Holly so very much. With Fallon leaving this morning and the Internet and phones giving me a problem, it was a real pick me up to receive such a lovely gift from a lovely blog friend.

Our weather has been lovely, but we did have a lot of rain yesterday. Today began damp but turned sunny and warm this afternoon. It is suppose to be nice all week, actually they are saying it is going to be very "hot". Good, we in Alberta need the heat......we should store it for our winters.

I am sorry for being away so long, but this time "not my fault." I hope you are all doing well and I missed hearing from all of you. Will be around to each of you as you publish your next post.

Sending you all much love and many, many hugs.....:-)

84 comments:

Loren said...

Welcome back Bernie :) Sounds like you had a wonderful time w/Fallon! So glad she was there and you all had such a good time since the lines were down! that would have been awful to experience ~ Hope he gets your lines working tomorrow and you will be good to go in all areas!

Have a blessed week

Denise said...

Hello my friend, so nice to hear from you. Sorry about all of your computer problems. Glad you and Fallon had so much fun, I know you will miss her. Please take care, you are loved.

Cinner said...

Oh Bernie, I figured you had taken a vacation or something, so glad you are back. computers can just give us such a hard time. goodness. Glad you had so much fun with fallon, I am sure you will miss her to pieces.It sounds like you had a wonderful time.it does not take long to collect all those emails does it. glad you are healthy and well, missed you. hugs.

Kay said...

:) Sounds like you had a grand time on your "break"... you remind me that my first love (Adam Sandler) --maybe not the first, but we'll keep that between us-- cause we know he'll be the last (wink wink) movie is out! oh, that is on the to-do list!! Amazing how life does get in the way of simple pleasures....

Glad it seems as if you have everything up and running...

enjoy the warmth (We hit 101 F today) with humidity felt like 104... I wouldn't know though, stuck at work all day and it's supposed to be worse tomorrow/today.... again, stuck, so will not know the difference :)

Welcome back...and what's up next???

Valerie said...

I did wonder where you'd got to, Bernie. Tough luck about the computer and phone lines going wonky, but at least you weren't poorly, ahd you did have the lovely Fallon to share your laughter with. I would definitely start afresh if I were you, playing catch-up can be very time consuming. Many hugs for a lovely lady.

Victor S E Moubarak said...

Hey ... I'm glad you're Baaaaack!

I thought you stopped posting and visiting.

See you again soon.

God bless.

Vince said...

I saw Lizzie Windsor was over your way lately.

Brian Miller said...

glad you got it worked out and hopefully they can fix the phone line. glad you had fun with fallon as well...hope you have a most excellent day today.

Wanda said...

Oh my gosh, Bernie...200 e-mails! You are loved! Don't we feel a little isolated without our computers or phones. They do keep us connected to the world and loved ones. You know I missed you, so I won't mention it again! :)

And...you will miss Fallon, but it's good she's visiting with her grandmother. I guess I need to see this funny movie too!

Enjoy the summer air and take care, Bernie.
♥...Wanda

Anvilcloud said...

It's most definitely your fault for not having multiple modems on hand for just such an emergency. ;)

Maggie May said...

I'm glad that you were not away from us because you were ill. At least you are now back on line. At this time of the year people disappear from their blogs for weeks anyway because of holidays.
Sorry about your phone. You seem to be getting a run of it lately.

I know that empty feeling when your young niece has left as I get it regularly with my children & grandchildren who are inclined to *go * for a long time.I am feeling a bit like that lately as my duties are not so hectic with the girls right now. The trouble is..... I find life is all or nothing and not much in between!
Glad you had a wonderful time with Fallon and I am sure there will be many others times in the future.
Maggie X

Nuts in May

GrandmaK said...

I don't know how you did it!!! I don't realize how much I rely on the computer until I don't have it...You know paying bills, correspondence, blogging, paying bills, playing games, getting the news, paying bills, working on my photography, making memory books, and did I mention paying bills?

What I'm trying to say is I'm glad you're back and I understand about being without this little critter. Just glad yours is fixed and we can visit again.

Wishing you well! Cathy

Andrea said...

So glad you are back!
Blessings, andrea

Nora said...

It's good to see you back on line again. I had wondered where you were, but I figured you were taking a little break. I'm glad you had a good time with Fallon and sorry to hear about your Internet and phone problems. I hope everything gets back to normal quickly. Using a cell phone is so expensive.It's good to hear that you are cheerful about the heat. It does wear me down. I'm not made for it. It gets too humid. I like dry heat like in Palm Springs.

Hugs and XXX

Wander to the Wayside said...

I figured you were just busy having fun fun fun with Fallon, and it sounds like you really did! Sorry about the modem and phone lines, but glad that you're back. You don't realize how much you look forward to checking in on one of your blogger friends until they aren't there.

Gail said...

HI BERNIE

So glad your Internet is all fixed and soon your phone line will be too. :-)

I loved reading about all the fun things you and Fallon did together - and I could picture you both laughing heartily ion the movie theater. :-)

I am waiting to hear from my Sister who is at the hospital waiting for my Mom's surgery to be over. sigh.............thanks for all your love and prayers.


Love to yo umy friend
Gail
peace and hope.....

Diana said...

Good morning Bernie!
It's good to see you back up and running! Katie will be traveling soon to visit her sister. She is a big girl and I still don't feel comfortable with her going alone!
I knew you and Fallon would have fun together! "Grown Ups" looked like a funny movie. Jake and I watched "It's Complicated" and we both enjoyed it. Did you get any photos? Either way I can tell you had fun.
Love Di ♥

glnroz said...

I am glad it was just a silly 'ole modem that caused the pause..(was that a poem?),, I enjoy how you "level" things out.. glenn

My Aimless Infatuation said...

Glad to see you back,I know what you mean about "one thing after another". It's the same for me and I have been doing alot of that kind of laughing myself lately. We better be careful tho,it's said that one of the first signs of insanity is laughing at inappropriate times(lol) but that's ok. It's better to laugh than cry, so hang in there,we will laugh our troubles away together. Have a great week!

Abbey said...

So thankful for those cell phones that are internet compatible!! I'm happy to see you and read up on what you are doing.

Wishing you much peace, love & joy,
Abbey ♥

Bernie said...

Hi Loren, thank you, it is good to be back.
Great time with Fallon, I really miss her but I know she has fun.
Phones are working now.....:-) Hugs

Bernie said...

Hi Denise, well I have had a string of things breaking haven't I, all is well now and I am grateful. Hope all is well with your family,.....:-) Hugs

Bernie said...

Cinner, I am fine. I have been busy with Fallon and trying to keep up with everything breaking well is's like surreal, love coming out the other end though now that all is working.....:-)Hugs

Bernie said...

Kay, I had a wonderful time with Fallon, so miss her. Everything is fixed now so I am up and running. It is very warm here as well and I love it. Have a great week sweetie,
........:-) Hugs

Bernie said...

Val, I am feeling very well thanks, just been so busy and then with everything breaking down it was like a zoo here. Everything is great now, repairman was here before nine this morning and fixed my phones. So good to be back. Have a great week my friend....Hugs

Bernie said...

Victor, I would be lost without my blog I'm sure, don't think I will ever stop. Will be over to visit as soon as I can and thank you for the welcome back.....:-) Hugs

Bernie said...

Hi Vince, such beautiful photos you have posted, very enjoyable.
.........:-) Hugs

Bernie said...

Brian, I had a great time with Fallon, so miss her.
Everything is now in working order, and I am having a wonderful day thanks......:-) Hugs

Bernie said...

Wanda, missed you as well my friend. I am missing Fallon, she is such a sweetie but I am happy she is with her grandmother. She needs some love and attention right now and who loves a child more than a grandmother.
Repairman arrived before nine this morning and everything is working again, cannot complain about anything.....very hot here today and I am loving it. Big hugs to Alivia......:-)

Bernie said...

Hey A/C, I could of bought one but Telus replaced it for free so I waited......phones are now working and all is well. It has been an interesting few weeks for sure, it seems to go in spurts that way around here, have a great week.
.........:-) Hugs

Bernie said...

Hi Maggie, I could never leave all of you, I would miss you all so much.
I had a wonderful time with Fallon but I am really missing her this morning, I know she is having fun though. It is hard when they leave and the house is so quiet.
Hope you are doing well Maggie, you certainly sound like you are and it makes me happy to know this.
Have a great week.....:-) Hugs

Bernie said...

Hi Cathy, would you believe I paid my bills this morning, and if I hadn't been so busy with Fallon I would of been lost without my computer.
Have a great week my friend...Hugs

Cheryl said...

Oh my! Sounds as if you have been super busy. I am glad all is well with you and that you had a wonderful time with Fallon. How great it must have been to have a spa day together, Ashton and I had pedis together yesterday, precious time indeed! I hope the phone gets squared away and all is going well with you. We are in the midst of a heatwave here in the northeast, awful humidity. Wished we could indeed store it up for winter. Take care.

Bernie said...

Andrea, thank you and it is so good to be back as well. Have a wonderful week.......:-) Hugs

Bernie said...

Nora, it has turned really hot here and I love it.
My phone lines were fixed this morning so all is well in my world.
Hope you are doing well, will be over to visit soon......:-) Hugs

Bernie said...

Hi Linda, I did have fun with Fallon and I so miss her. Repairman arrived before nine this morning so all is well now until the next disaster...LOL I lead such an exciting life....:-) Hugs

Bernie said...

Gail, everything is fixed now and I am enjoying a hot summer day. I do hope your mom is doing okay, will keep you all in my heart and prayers.......:-) Hugs

Bernie said...

Diana, I cannot think of another person who will laugh like I did at Grown Ups than you...it is just so funny. You will love it.
Fallon and I had a wonderful time together and I ever so miss her but I know she is having fun with her grandparents and cousins.
Hope you are doing well and the heat is helping your arthritis.
I know you will miss Katie, we just can't help it......:-) Hugs

Bernie said...

Glen, all is well now. If it is just a "thing" I fix it, don't feel I have any problems unless it is an illness especially with those I love........:-) Hugs

Bernie said...

Aimless, oh my gosh sometimes I think if someone walked by the house they would think I have lost it as I am usually laughing at something.....have a great week sweetie......:-) Hugs

Bernie said...

Abbey, I hope all is going well with you, will be over to visit soon. All is well here now just missing Fallon a bit....:-) Hugs

Bernie said...

Cheryl, I had a wonderful time with Fallon, really miss her.
Phones were fixed this morning so all is well here. We too are enjoying a heat wave and I love it. We have such short summers.
Hope you are well my friend...Hugs

chasity said...

a spa day? i'm so jealous!
glad you had so much fun together.

it's good to have you back bernie.
:)

shauna is down in nashville today getting ready for the clinical trial drugs.

thanks always for your prayers for her.

love ya~
chas

Barb said...

Oh, Bernie, "When it rains it pours" is what my Mother used to say. You have had some appliance, computer, and deck problems to deal with lately. Luckily, you keep your sense of humor. Enjoy your deck flowers and a nice cool glass of something from the fridge! Hope your computer/phone problems are fixed soon. We're having a storm here in Breckenridge right now - I love seeing the lightning flash off the mountain.

Cathy said...

Hello Bernie
Good to see your 'puter problem has been solved - next step is the phone. How lucky you were to have Fallon's company for those days, it was a gift for you to enjoy and remember.
Must let you know Cathy's Capers has changed its name to Still Waters and also has a new address. I'm back online again after having our internet problems fixed so you can find me here Still Waters. I've missed your visits, do drop in some time as I'd love to see you.
Enjoy all that lovely warm weather and hold on to it till late September when we'll be in Calgary.
Take care
Cathy

Midlife Jobhunter said...

Best of luck getting all your electronics figured out. I hate that, myself. Sounds like you most fun with Fallon. Enjoy catching up. I need to do that myself. Been a tad lazy of late.

Bernie said...

Chas, the spa day was wonderful, I know you will treat your girls one day and you will have so much fun.
Hope Shauna did well today, am praying for her.....:-) Hugs

Bernie said...

Barb it sounds much worse than what it was....everything is fixed now and I am very pleased.
Enjoy your storm, I love knowing I am not the only one who enjoys such things when I am cozy inside..
......:-) Hugs

Bernie said...

Cathy, so good to find you again. Hope all is going well and that your husband is feeling better.
.......:-) Hugs

Bernie said...

Julie, Hi sweetie, it is okay to be a tad lazy during the dog days of summer, hope you have a nice cool drink beside you as you enjoy your down time. Sending big hugs to you and your mother....:-) Hugs

Crystal Mary said...

ITS GREAT to hear you sounding so happy and bright..
God bless heaps.
Crystal from Australia

Bernie said...

Oh Mary, I don't know about being being bright but I am very happy. Life is good for me, everything is working....yay
........:-) Hugs

Vicki Lane said...

Hello, Bernie -- it's good to have you back!

Choices said...

Hi Bernie,
I have been gone for awhile myself.
Two weeks ago, I had foot surgery and this is the first time that I have gotten to my computer. I am doing much better.
Glad to hear that you had a wonderful time with Fallon. I am sure she enjoyed the visit as well.
Enjoy your day.
Take care.Smiles.

Bernie said...

Vickie, thank you it is good to be back......:-) Hugs

Bernie said...

Anne, so sorry to hear you had surgery, I do hope you are feeling well and able to enjoy your summer.
......:-) Hugs

Donna said...

Bernie,
I missed you and I hope your computer is okay now! I know you had a wonderful time with Fallon. Lots of girl time!
Stay cool ... it is very hot here too!
Hugs,
Donna

Just Be Real said...

Glad you are up and running once again.
Seems like you had a good time. Blessings to you.

Bernie said...

Hi Donna, I do hope the heat is not bothering you to much. I had a great time with Fallon, miss her like crazy but know she is having fun at home.
Take care.......:-) Hugs

Bernie said...

Just Be Real....it is great to have everything up and running. So lost without my computer....Hugs

Rebecca said...

So good to have you "back". I hope all the phone lines, etc. get taken care of. I actually had to get a new computer and now have to familiarize myself with Windows 7. I was in such a "habit" with the other that I'm finding this whole thing very challenging.

Hubby and I have watched 3 Inspector Poirot vidoes (well, one was Miss Marple) recently. All featured "old timers" like Liz Taylor, Angela Langsbury, David Niven, etc. Really fun!

Sounds like you really enjoyed the movie with Fallon! What's coming up next for you????

Garnetrose said...

wb It is good reading you. I love the name Fallon. Sounds like you had a great time. I would have loved to the farmers market with you. I bet Fallon enjoyed herself. I had computer problems a month ago and now have three computers that work great. I am glad yoursis going good.

Garnetrose said...

wb It is good reading you. I love the name Fallon. Sounds like you had a great time. I would have loved to the farmers market with you. I bet Fallon enjoyed herself. I had computer problems a month ago and now have three computers that work great. I am glad yoursis going good.

Jingle said...

nice to see you back and visit me in my place.
hope that everything goes well with u.
BEST!

Bernie said...

Jingle it is good to be back, have been having trouble with Internet and blogger isn't co-operating very well right now. Happy weekend sweetie......:-) Hugs

Snowbrush said...

Sorry about your modem troubles, Bernie. Glad you're back.

A man called Valance said...

Hello Bernie. Glad to see you back.

Bernie said...

Thanks Snow, it is good to be back. Hopw you are well....:-)Hugs

Bernie said...

Valance, it is so good to know I have been missed, it is good to be back to blogging....:-) Hugs

Bernie said...

Rebecca, it is a great feeling knowing all is well again and I do hope my next challenges won't arrive for a while.....I need/want a break. Have a great weekend.
.......:-) Hugs

Bernie said...

Garnet, hope the pt helps you, I'm sure it will.
Fallon is a gorgeoous name and I so miss her but she is having fun.
Both computers and phone lines are working very well....only onward and upward from here on in Garnet.
Be well my friend.....:-) Hugs

Tranquility Speaks said...

I missed hearing from you Bernie. Welcome back :) Glad to know you're well :)

Bernie said...

Stillness, it is so good to be back, I will be over to visit soon.
......:-) Hugs

Janean said...

computers....ugh....they're a fickle machine.

sounds like you had a fantastic time. laughter is medicine for the heart and mind, huh?

big hugs!

ethelmaepotter! said...

So happy you're back, Bernie.

It's been rainy the past two days here. We certainly need it! My grass is brown and crunchy and yellow leaves are already falling from the trees. Five weeks of near 100 degree temps will really sap the life out of everything.

I think the day will come when we WILL be able to corral that summer heat for our winters; I wouldn't be surprised if the technology already exists. I'm not sure though that Alberta would have enough summer heat to fuel you all winter.

I know that lonesome feeling, and I feel for you. You must fill it with many, many blog posts!

Angel said...

Just jumped over from my good friend Loren's blog!! Love you blog, look forward to reading more!! I love finding and making new bloggy friends!!

Love and Blessings

Bernie said...

Hello Miss ethelmaepotter, so good to hear from you.
I think you are right, I bet someone somewhere knows how to bottle this beautiful hot sun to share with us during the cool months. Alberta may be an exception though.
Hope you are doing well. I am trying to figure out my blog as I don't like the templates or colors, hopefully my friend will help me tomorrow....she always has good ideas.......:-) Big Hugs

Bernie said...

Angel, thank you for stopping over. I will return your visit as soon as I have my blog up and running properly, having a few problems........:-) Hugs

Deborah said...

Hi Bernie! Welcome back. Believe me, I know what it is like to have computer problems, then to have personal problems (me, not you! LOL)....WOW, I can't seem to get out of my own way to sit down for a minutes! I'm glad you had a nice visit. I took my daughter to a spa a few weeks ago. It was fun.
Have a great day!
xxoo
Deborah

Anita said...

I love hearing about your adorable Fallon! Hope you will get all that "computer stuff" in complete order this week, and without stress. :)

Bernie said...

Deborah, I am still playing around with my blog and trying to find a wallpaper I like.....what fun eh!
........:-) Hugs

Bernie said...

Anita, Fallon is in NB and I miss her like crazy. She either e-mails or text every day so that helps. I will be glad when she is home.
........:-) Hugs

Crystal Mary said...

Hello Bernie dear,
To get thae book on Depression just click on the Amazon Link below my post. I use Amazon because they are very reasonably priced...even to selling good used copies.
Thank you for picking up that I haven't been explicit enough in displaying this..
Love ya. Crystal

Eternally Distracted said...

I'm very glad you are back because I am too :0)