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OwlSA
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0 posted 05-10-2009 02:07 PM       View Profile for OwlSA   Email OwlSA   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for OwlSA


Hi All

If anyone was trying to get hold of me, my laptop was struck by lightning 8 days ago.  

I was hoping that the motherboard and/or the power supply would have been replaced by now, but no such luck.  

If all goes well, I should have it tomorrow, but it may be longer.

Owl
Kaoru
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1 posted 05-10-2009 02:19 PM       View Profile for Kaoru   Email Kaoru   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Kaoru

Your laptop was seriously struck by lightening? Wow. That's pretty insane! Let's hope it doesn't happen again! ;-)
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2 posted 05-10-2009 03:01 PM       View Profile for suthern   Email suthern   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for suthern

I'm so very sorry that happened, my friend... but I'm also so VERY glad that you're okay and only the laptop was fried. Hurry back as soon as you can... you're greatly missed!!
Alison
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3 posted 05-10-2009 05:01 PM       View Profile for Alison   Email Alison   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Alison

Owly One,

Hurry back.  I miss you.

xoxoxo
Alison
Midnitesun
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4 posted 05-10-2009 05:22 PM       View Profile for Midnitesun   Email Midnitesun   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Midnitesun

I wondered where you were! Diana, you've been missed, lady. When you're back online, email me, ok?
Meanwhile, Happy Mother's Day to you!!!!!
serenity blaze
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5 posted 05-10-2009 07:49 PM       View Profile for serenity blaze   Email serenity blaze   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for serenity blaze

Wow. That's so...just wow.

I'm glad you weren't typing at the time.



Love you much, kind lady. Stay safe.

Earth Angel
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6 posted 05-13-2009 09:42 AM       View Profile for Earth Angel   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Earth Angel's Home Page   View IP for Earth Angel

My word! You don't have little puter problems like the rest of us! Yours are doozies! ~ like being stolen by burglars and hit by lightning!!!

I sent protective Light around your house ~ not lightning!

Be safe! ~ as well as your computer! May it come home soon so that you can come back to your pip home soon!

Love & Light (not lightning!)

Linda
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7 posted 05-13-2009 09:45 AM       View Profile for serenity blaze   Email serenity blaze   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for serenity blaze

Nodding in vigorous agreement with Linda!

Wow.

*shaking my head*

My lil adventures don't even rate next to yours, Diana!

Stay safe, will ya? Wow.
Sunshine
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8 posted 05-13-2009 10:19 AM       View Profile for Sunshine   Email Sunshine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Sunshine's Home Page   View IP for Sunshine

Hoping your computer woes are gone soon, m'dear. I know what it's like to be without...



And write me soon, when you can. I'm having to update my contacts list!

Misty Lilacs
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9 posted 05-13-2009 04:28 PM       View Profile for Misty Lilacs   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Misty Lilacs

This happened to me last Spring. It was awful and they had to replace the who motherboard in my cpu! Thank goodness I had the extended warranty.

Hope you get it back soon.

ooxx

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OwlSA
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Thanks Kaoru.  I have always loved your name (so musical and poetic Ė like your exquisite poetry), and your location is delightful.  

Ruth, thank you for your kind and wonderful friendship.  Now that you mention it, I am glad too, that I wasnít hit.  I was so upset at the time, but that is certainly something to be grateful for.

Thank you, Alison for your sweet response.

Thanks, Kacy for your lovely message.  I sent you a brief email tonight when I got my router set up, but will send a proper response to your email soon.  Thanks for the Motherís Day wishes Ė and to you too!

Thanks, Karen.  Actually I WAS typing at the time.  I was so upset about the laptop and the router, that I didnít even think about the possibility of my having been hit, until Ruth mentioned it, and you implied it.  I will try to stay safe.  

Thank you, Linda.  You had me chortling in glee with your response!  I am very happy to be back home in Pip again.

Giggling some more, at your second response, Karen.  Thank you.

Thanks, Karilea.  As you know by now, I have sent you a brief email (well, 2 brief emails!), but will send you a longer one soon.  Hoping your new computer hassles are over as soon as can be expected!

Thank you Misty Lilacs!  I am sorry you had that too.  My laptopís motherboard also had to be replaced (fortunately the hard drive and power cable were all right) and I had to get a new router (ADSL modem), but it has been a big run around.  

Owl
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OwlSA, You must have felt lost without it. I had my house emptied out for two weeks because I had painters and floor men in working.I missed the computer more than the Television. I felt I could always read a book. But the computer is my means of communication as I do not like using the telephone. Hope all is well now. latearrival
Oklahoma Rose
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12 posted 05-14-2009 10:29 PM       View Profile for Oklahoma Rose   Email Oklahoma Rose   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Oklahoma Rose

I hope you get it back, soon. I was wondering where you were. I have missed you.
OwlSA
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13 posted 05-15-2009 11:51 AM       View Profile for OwlSA   Email OwlSA   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for OwlSA

Thank you latearrival.  Yes, I certainly did feel lost without it.

Thanks, Sue.  I have it back now.

Owl
Margherita
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14 posted 05-15-2009 03:46 PM       View Profile for Margherita   Email Margherita   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Margherita

Welcome back then!

You were much missed, dear Diana!

Love and hugs.
Margherita
Marchmadness
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15 posted 05-16-2009 04:53 PM       View Profile for Marchmadness   Email Marchmadness   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Marchmadness

Wow, Diana! What did you write on that thing? Just kidding. Glad that you are okay.
I've been mssing you.
                               Ida
1slick_lady
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16 posted 05-16-2009 08:36 PM       View Profile for 1slick_lady   Email 1slick_lady   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit 1slick_lady's Home Page   View IP for 1slick_lady

hurry back
OwlSA
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17 posted 05-19-2009 06:10 PM       View Profile for OwlSA   Email OwlSA   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for OwlSA

Thank you Margherita for your sweet thought.

Giggles, Ida!  So that's what it was!

Thank you, Helen for your kind welcome back.

Owl
 
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