Sunday, November 1, 2009

Sunday Updates

I'm sure by now many of you have noticed that our friend DB (Vagabond Journeys & Vagabond Tales) has been missing in action. I knew he was having serious computer problems and yesterday I got a second letter from him. He hasn't been able to get online since October 13th and says that so far he's spent 37 hours on the phone and over $200 on attempting to get the problems fixed. He's done everything they've told him to do including buying some sort of new cables. His final words were that he didn't know what else to do until he can save enough money for more repairs or buy a new computer. I feel bad for him because his computer is sort of his life line. Hopefully, he'll back online soon. I'll be sending another note out to him on Monday, I'll let him know we're all still waiting for him to appear again.

It's a beautiful sunny day here in western Washington and in just a little while, I'm going out and use my leaf blower again. Those big old oak trees still have leaves but I'm sick of them all over my porch and in my carport. The park has a riding street sweeper type thing and I don't know why, they haven't come thru the park and sweep up the leaves that are accumulating. Maybe they are waiting for the very last leaf to fall.

It's hard to believe that it's the first of November already. Wasn't it just Thanksgiving and Christmas a couple months ago? There are Christmas displays in the store already and Christmas catalogs are in the mailbox almost everyday.

My son and his fiancee' continue with their March 12, 2010 wedding plans. She even scheduled a manicure for me the other day~it's March 11, 2010 at 4:30pm. She had requested that the two mothers wear dresses within the colors she has chosen. One is a chocolate brown so a couple weeks ago I Googled "brown dress" and found the most beautiful deep chocolate brown dress on sale for $41.00 (regular price was $85). It arrived last week and I love it. Now I just have to find shoes to go with it. I just can't wear anything with much of a heel anymore so am hoping to find some attractive low heeled shoes. Perhaps I should Google "brown shoes."

The picture of the white church in my header is a little church over in eastern Washington. Once I finish the Olympic Peninsula in my travel Blog (http://packyourbagsletsgo.blogspot.com/) I'll move on to our trip to eastern Washington and Roosevelt Lake that we took in September. Eastern Washington is so different than western Washington. We drove for mile after mile thru rolling wheat fields......you don't see that over here.

That's all for now....please don't give up on DB, he'll be back as soon as his computer is either fixed or replaced. Until next time......Linda

8 comments:

Sugar said...

i feel for db. i know the net is my life line to the world & the few times i've been without it (even for week or two) i was lost!
God bless him.
the church is lovely. i can't wait to see you in your brwn dress & shoes on that big day.
huggies...

Lisa said...

Sorry to hear about DB dealing with all the computer woes. I had noticed his absence. Keep us posted please. Wow, your future DIL is on top of things - you already have your manicure scheduled. I'm glad the dress worked out for you. The big day will be here before you know it the way time is flying by.

Barb said...

What a precious, beautiful church on your header. It reminds me of the style of the little church I was narried in only it was brick. It started needing major repairs & they TORE IT DOWN instead of restoring it. The church they replace it with, sadly wss not even on the same lot. The church looks like an office building, sa for the fact that they put some of the stained glass windows in it from the original church. Just made me sad. I have some stepping stones through my front flower bed & I have one of the bricks with the name of the Brick works where it was made on it, as one of my stones. I love little churches & missions. Glad you found a great dress. Isn't always nice when we find that perfect piece of apparel. Can you believe it's NOV. already? This whole year has just flown by.
Take care & have a wonderful week. Hugs, Barb * queenb

That corgi :) said...

thanks for the update about DB, Linda

that dress you found sounds very pretty! isn't it amazing what we can find on the Internet? I bet son/fiancee are getting so excited! won't be long until March! too cute about the appointment made for you "so far" into the future; again you will blink and the time will be here

I did wonder about the story behind the church on your blog header; thanks for sharing it with us :)

betty

Trees said...

Hi Linda thanks for the information about DB he is one of my favorites on here and I worry about him. I realize the computer is his lifeline as it is for many on here myself included. I love your church reminds me very much of one up the street from my parents old home, brings back so many memories. Congratulations to your son and his fiancee. It is great you found the perfect brown dress on here, I am sure the shoes are waiting for you as well. Again thank you for the update on DB, hope he will be back soon. Funny about the manicure so far ahead, very cute.

Beth said...

Yes, we heard from him too and I need to get a letter out to him. Here's hoping he'll be up and running soon!

Jimmy's Journal said...

Good price on the dress and on the net, too! Hope DB is up and running soon.

Jimmy

Maria said...

Hi, again, Linda! My daughter is getting married on Sep. 4, 2010 and she is already planning ahead. I don't have any idea yet about my dress. She ordered the cutest magnet save the dates to send out to people early. I'm excited for you and your son and all! I love the little white church in your header. It's quaint and elegant! Let us know when DB is back, I loved reading his entries too! Take care, my Western Washington Friend! Maria