Sunday, June 12, 2005

I'M BACK!

HI EVERYONE!....I'M BACK ON LINE!....I FINALLY GOT OUR COMPUTERS WORKING ...HOWEVER, I'M USING THE DELL LAPTOP, AND NOT THE BIG SCREEN TABLETOP, SO IT IS A LITTLE MORE DIFFICULT TO USE , FOR ME, AS THE LAPTOP HAS A BLACK KEYBOARD, WHICH I HAVE DIFFICULTY SEEING.....I WILL SOON  GET EVERYTHING SET UP IN MY SPARE BEDROOM, BUT IT WILL TAKE TIME, AND ALSO I HAVE MY GATEWAY DESKTOP BEING REPAIRED AT THIS TIME.  I MISSED BEING AWAY FROM THE COMPUTER, BUT IN A WAY IT WAS A GOOD REST, TOO.  MOST OF ALL, I MISSED ALL OF YOU, AND A SPECIAL "HI' TO MR. I  (YOU KNOW WHO YOU ARE!) .  I HAD 250 E-MAILS, MOSTLY SPAM, WHICH I'M NOW GOING THROUGH.  I GUESS YOU ALL SAW JIMMY'S ENTRY, AND WERE SURPRISED TO SEE HIM ON LINE.  HE HAD  GONE TO THE LIBRARY TO USE THE COMPUTER, AS HE IS LOOKING FOR A PLACE FOR US TO MOVE TO. NEAR ATLANTIC CITY, OR NEAR KINTOCK....SO HE MADE A SURPRISE VISIT HERE!......TO EXPLAIN WHAT HAPPENED WITH THE COMPUTER, THE COMPUTER WAS OF, BUT PLUGGED IN...I WAS SITTING IN MY ROCKING CHAIR IN THE LIVING ROOM, WATCHING TV, AND SMELLED SOMETHING BURNING.  I THOUGHT IS WAS COMING IN FROM OUTSIDE, AS I HAD THE FRONT AND BACK DOORS OPEN, FOR SOME FRESH AIR...THE BURNING SMELL GOT STRONGER.  AS I GOT UP TO INVESTIGATE IT, A SMALL EXPLOSION SOUND CAME FROM THE COMPUTER,, SURGE PROTECTTOR...I QUICLY PULLED THE PLUGS OUT...BIT OF COURSE HAD TO MOVE A BOOKCASE  BEFORE I COULD DO THAT....I GUESS MY ADRENALNE SHOT UP, BECAUSE I WAS ABLE TO MOVE A VERY HEAVY BOOKCASE...LIKE REAL FAST. THE WIRES AND PRONGS OF THE COMPUTER AND SURGE PROTECTOR WERE BLACKENED AND A STRONG BURNING SMELL..EVERYTHING HAD TO BE DISCARDED....THE WALL OUTLETS WENT OUT, SO THE REFRIDGERTOR ALSO WENT OUT, AS IT IS ON THE WALL BEHIND THE COMPUTER...I WAITED TILL THE NEXT MORNING TO RESET THE FUSES...JUST IN CASE THERE WAS A PROBLEM WITH THE HOUSE ELECTRICAL OUTLETS....WHEN IT HAPPENED. I WAS FURTUNATELY ABLE TO CALL JIMMY AT HIS STORE, IN A PANIC...HE CALMED ME DOWN, AND TOLD ME WHAT TO DO....I AM ALWAYS SCARED OF AN EMERGENCY...I CAN GET MYSELF OUT OF THE HOUSE, BUT I HAVE 3 ANIMALS TO GET OUT...AND THAT IS WHAT I ALWAYS WORRY ABOUT.  ...AND SO,THE LAPTOP WAS NOT DAMAGED, AND WITH THE HELP OF MY HUSBAND, DIRECTING ME ON THE PHONE, AND I WENT TO RADIO SHACK TO GET THE CORDS AND ADAPTORS, I WAS ABLE TO SET IT UP AGAIN....I WILL KEEP MY COMPUTER UNPLUGGED, JUST TO BE ON THE SAFE SIDE...WE THINK IT WAS EITHER POWER SURGE THAT CAUSED THIS, AS THERE WRE SEVERAL POWER SURGES IN OUR  TOWN THAT WEEK....OR MISTY, OUR CAT PEED ON THE POWER SURGE BREAKER BOX.....WELL, THAKFULLY, IT'S ALL SETTLED NOW!..........AND NOW FOR THE BEST PART OF MY ENTRY.....JIMMY WILL BE COMING HOME , FOR HIS FIRST WEEKEND FURLOUGH HOME, VERY SOON....HOPEFULLY IN A FEW WEEKS, AS THE PAPERWORK HAS GONE THROUGH, BY THE GRACE OF GOD.....YES, I JUST CAN'T BELIEVE IT.....AND SO I BEGIN TO PREPARE THE HOUSEHOLD FOR HIM...AND I DAYDREAM WHAT IT WILL BE LIKE WHEN HE WALKS THROUGH THAT DOOR, FOR THE FIRST TIME.  BEFORE HE WENT TO PRISON, I BOUGHT A SIGN THAT SAYS, "WELCOME HOME"....I REMEMBER THE DAY WE SAW IT AND BOUGHT IT, TOGETHER...IT WAS ALSMOST LIKE A "SIGN" FROM ABOVE , TO SEE SUCH AN UNUSUAL SIGN IN A STORE....AND NOW, FINALLY, I BAN USE IT, AND HANG IT ON THE FRONT DOOR...A DAY I HAVE ONLY DREAMT ABOUT, AND FANTASIZED ABOUT FOR 25 MONTHS.......WITH LOVE, FRAN

5 comments:

barbpinion said...

the best part of your entry is that Jimmy will be coming home soon. I'm so happy for you. Counting the days with you.
Barb- http://journals.aol.com/barbpinion/THERESTOFTHESTORY

sugar1337 said...

I am glad that you are ok....you might need someone to come out and look at the electrical stuff just in case.   I am glad Jimmy is coming home to ya soon.  :)

bizzleizapimp said...

glad u are back missed u love-- cudles2323

paintsaqha said...

I AM SO VERY HAPPY TO HEAR THAT HE IS COMING HOME WHERE HE BELONGS~!~  NOW ABOUT THE FIRE..  DID YOU BY ANY CHANCE TELL YOUR COMPUTER JUST KIDDING AROUND THAT IT WAS "FIRED" LOL.. I DID THAT AND MINE CAUGHT ON FIRE A COUPLE OF MONTHS LATER... COULDN'T DO MUCH OTHER THAN LAUGH, I DID "FIRE" IT...  HOPE YOU HAVE A FANTASTIC WEEKEND.

SHERYL

mrsbphendricks said...

Hi, sorry bout the fire, but most of all I am happy for you that your husband is coming home, even if just for a weekend.  Wow, what kind of prison is he in that you can call him and he can come home on weekends?  Wish my husband and I had such luck.  I am lucky if I can visit him once a month for a few hours at a time.  We have been married over a year and we still haven't been allowed a conjugal.  Well good luck and enjoy your weekend.
God bless
with love
Regina