Monday, March 14, 2011

I apologize...

I apologize for my long absence and share with you my tale of woe. Last Friday my computer tried to update some software and decided not to reboot. Apparently it was a partition error. I immediately ran it up to the local computer repair store where I was told it would be a priority. Tuesday morning I still hadn't heard anything so I called and was told it was 'next on the list'. By Friday I was getting angry. I called again and was told they were working on it and I would hear yet that day when I could pick it up. No phone call. Saturday I was furious. When I called, I was told that I could pick it up by noon (it was 11:31 and we live about 20 minutes from the computer store) so I said we could pick it up a little later. I was told no, we close at 12:00, but their ad in the phone book said 4:00. So, we hurried up and picked it up. The upside is now it boots, the downside is half of my software didn't make it back on (I started reloading on Saturday and I'm still working on it). All reloaded software had to have the parameters set again. My font list has gone 'walk about' and can't be found so all my digital sentiments that have fonts other than the normal 'Windows' list are replacing the fonts I don't have with the fonts I do have. And remembering the names of the fonts I like best is going to be a problem. What a mess!

In the kitchen remodel, we finally got all of our ducks in a row and went after our backsplash tile at Lowes on Wednesday evening. We found out that our tile selection was discontinued and that the Peoria Lowes didn't have enough of the two tiles in stock to do our kitchen. I nearly cried. Our whole kitchen was designed around that tile, the 1x1" moonlight glass tile and the 2x4" accent tile. The young man at the desk was kind enough to call the East Peoria store and found out they had 24 of the 1x1" tile in 12" sheets. Still not enough. So we went to Menards and Home Depot with no results. When we got home, I searched on line but that tile must be made exclusively for Lowes because that's the only place we could find it. But we did find Lowes stores in Decatur, Bloomington and Champaign - each one had some of the tile we needed, none of them had both kinds. So, Thursday morning I went to Peoria and East Peoria and picked up everything they had. Decatur had 18 of the 2x4" tiles, Bloomington had 56 of the 2x4" tiles and Champaign had 6 of the 1x1" tile sheets. So, we are good to go. The range hood, switch plate covers and the new phone are in route. We picked up the floor tile on Saturday and work actually starts on April 6.

For those of you that have been so encouraging about the kitchen remodel, I thank you all for your kind words. We are very excited and will be sharing pictures as the work commences. For those of you waiting for more digital sentiments, these are for you:


50 comments:

  1. Oh Cindy - your files are wonderful - thank you for designing and being so generous! Would you be able to make the numbers with 20, 30, 40, 50, 60, 70,80,90? That would be awesome - thank you again!

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  2. Cindy so sorry to hear about your computer. That is an awful thing to lose. It reminds me that I really am in need of doing a back-up. I would be devasted to lose so many wonderful digis. And that includes all the wonderful ones you have shared. Thanks for todays!

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  3. So sweet!!!! Thank you C2!!!!
    I had to chuckle about the "walk about" though. You do crack me up! :)

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  4. Thanks so much for these!! they will get lots of use! :O)
    Laura

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  5. What a crazy week. Those tiles will like all the more spectacular for the effort that went into finding them. Thanks for the digis.

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  6. I'm really impressed that you've gone through all that you have with your computer and kitchen and then still have found time to share these digis with everyone! Thank you very much for your time and generosity!

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  7. thank you so much these are really useful

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  8. brilliant...thank you very much for sharing these xx

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  9. THANK YOU SO MUCH. THESE ARE GREAT !! lOTS OF USES FOR THESE.

    TFS
    HUGS
    BOBBI

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  10. These are fabulous! Love them! Thank you so much for these images!

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  11. I wanted some unique numbers! Thank you VERY much! I am partial to circular sentiments and such!!

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  12. Thank you so much--these are awesome--will be needing an 11 by sept--hint hint.
    Laurie

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  13. Please, if you'd like a special number, contact me with your e-mail address. I would send an 11 to Laurie but she didn't leave me her e-mail address. bluebirdflats@yahoo.com. Hugs, Cindy.

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  14. Oh Sweetie, I am so sorry to hear that. It is so very very frustrating. But I am glad you are back with us. Thank you so very much for the numbers, I love them . Hugs Cathy K

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  15. Thank you for these lovely ones and hope your comp behaves henceforth

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  16. Thank you for these numbers. I feel with your pain in remodeling. Thankfully you were able to track down all the pieces you need. Hopefully the tile cutter won't have and problems.

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  17. thanks for all your hard work...its much appreciated...xx

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  18. OOOOH! I absolutely LOVE these. I'm going on a scrapbooking retreat this weekend and these will be just adorable for some of my pages! Thank you so much!

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  19. Sorry about your computer and hope all is back to normal soon! Thank you for the freebies! I LOVE your circle sentiments! :)

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  20. thank you so much for sharing these, just in time for my son's 6th birthday tomorrow...

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  21. Thanks very much!! Sheila x

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  22. Love the #'s - Glad you're doing better! :)

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  23. Thank you for the lovely numbers again :)

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  24. Thanks so much for the images! I love them!

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  25. Thank u for the cutie pies.... :)

    Ash....
    (http://hastkala-oceanichope.blogspot.com/)

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  26. I too have a love/hate relationship with my computer when it fails me . . . thanks for the digis!

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  27. My laptop did a nosedive, too. On Friday it decided not to play anymore. Monday I got it to the techies with it to be done on Wednesday. Call on Wednesday that it would be Thursday. I did get it on Thursday but my battery will no longer hold a charge. Great.

    Hope the kitchen goes smoothly from here on out. Best laid plans of mice and men...

    Thank you for the numbers. I like having them for birthday cards.

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  28. Thank You so much, these will be very useful!

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  29. Thank you so much, with hugs Shirleyxxx

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  30. Thanks so much. These will be perfect for the cards that I'm making for my 7 great nieces & nephews birthdays this year.

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  31. Oh, I'm so sorry for your troubles!! I can't wait to see your kitchen pics! Thank you very much for the numbers! I just love these for kids cards!

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  32. Thank you Cindy for the number downloads!!!! My grandson is 'covered' for the next few years...LOL!
    Jan

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  33. wow thank you so much for this one ... my granddaughter is 9 and I am having problems with her cards because I have to make so many for her from her great grandmothers tooooo ... so this will be great for me thank you for sharing and happy crafting Sandy xx

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  34. Thank you so very much for sharing your hard work. It is awesome!
    Stephanie/stl

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  35. Thanks so much Cindy!
    These are great!

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  36. hi cindy,
    so sorry to hear about your pc. hope you will find your fav. fonts.
    pc's are great when they work, but when they don't grrrr... i am blessed to be able to repair my own pc.
    thanks for sharing your lovely numbers.

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  37. Thanks so much, these are gorgeous!

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  38. THANK YOU FOR SHARING.SUZYD X

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  39. thank you kindly for sharing

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  40. Thank you! Can't wait to use them!

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  41. Thank you - these are so great!

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  42. Great numbers and glad you got all your tiles!! We're almost done our kitchen remodel after 3 yrs!!! LOL

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  43. Thanks so much for these. They are perfect for kid cards. We have had similar experiences with remodels... Glad it turned out.

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  44. Do you have any hair left, Cindy? between your computer and the tile I'm wondering if you've pulled it all out? What a time you've had of it!
    I'm glad you were able to get enough tile. I'm sorry the computer ended up being such a hassle. We can't live without our computers, but they sure can cause us grief.

    Thank you very much for the rest of the numbers. They're so awesome.

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  45. Thanks very much Cindy these are fantastic and very useful.
    Chris x

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