Tuesday, January 08, 2008


Hello friends and family.

My, how I have missed you.

It feels like it has been years. Though in reality, it has been two weeks. Two. Whole. Weeks.

Our computer crashed. There was an interesting little message that referred to a "potential hard drive failure" which kept popping up on our screen. Aparently, the message meant what it said. If only we had listened AND acted hastily. Then, our hard drive would have been backed up and all real tragedy avoided.

But no. We, in the frenzy of Faith Quest prep assumed we had more time.

Not so.

Our sad, dark screened computer sits beside me now. I offer a prayer every now and again, hoping for one more succesful re-boot so we can reclaim the archives of info locked into its system. (cue Taps...)

Remarkably, our new computer has been set up and configured (Thank you Doug!) to connect to the internet. So, we are back in business.

Or partially. Four adults are now sharing this one computer for all our internet needs...instead of using the wireless system that was set up through our now crashed computer.

Ah, wireless. That sweet, sweet system that allows all adults in one room to type happily away on their own computer, in their own space, at their own leisure...

My determined husband assures me that wireless will once again be ours. And I believe him because he made it happen once. I feel confident, he will make it so again.

Meanwhile, many, many exciting things have been taking place in our Ft Portal land. Christmas celebrations, birthdays, Faith Quest, visitors, Smore Fests, new teammates and Anaiah's laugh...

I have much to tell and even a photo or two to share. So, when my turn comes around again to peruse and enjoy the goodness that is the internet...I'll check back in.

May your day be blessed and computer-problem free!


kristi w said...

I was just thinking about you guys and up pops your post! I'm glad things are truckin' along - Do send updates soon. We've been anxious to hear all the news.

And just so you know, I am currently fighting back tears at my own internet woes. Geography doesn't appear to make a difference in this particular game.

Procters said...

Did I tell you that Wade gave me (us) a lap top for Christmas? I know, I'm a little behind, but I'm still very excited. Miss you! Reese

Ron G said...

Glad to have you writing again. Really looking forward to your posts about faith quest and other exciting events. I hope Matt from our church has been a great help at faith quest and an encouragement to you and Jeff.

Joy said...

Everyday I looked check your blog and Aimee and Andrews and I was getting a little concerned. But glad to know all is well. I can't wait to see more pictures and see my grand-daughter. Thank you for taking care of my kids. And keeping us updated.


Welcome back, Cheryl. We have missed you out here in bloggerland.

Not to sound like I'm only seeing the screen half-full, but one of the only ways to have a "computer-problem free" day is to have a computer-free day.

Hey, that's probably not a bad idea. I'm signing off for the day.

Grace and peace from Tyler.

Trisha said...

I have missed you! It was great to see you writing again! I'm sorry for your troubles and hope SuperJeff will get them solved quickly. (As if you all don't have anything more to do...)

Love you!

Cathy said...

It was so good to hear from you again. I know if it seems like forever to "me", then it must seem even longer to you when you're so far away from us. I'm glad that you have so many things to keep you busy. I remember that my husband and I were stationed in Australia for only 2 years back in 1974...before the days of internet, we didn't have any tv and no telephone either, much less a cell phone. It was horrible to feel so cut off from home and family. We wrote lots of letters and recorded on cassette tapes, but it was a long 2 years. I'm so happy that I can be a small part of your loving support system here at home in the states.

Randy & Kelly Vaughn said...

I have missed you so much!
So glad to hear your thoughts and to know for the most part all is well.
Love you!

Jana said...



We love them, we hate them. They provide opportunities, and then they disappoint. They are predictable, and then they surprise us.

I just wish they could be more like people. :-)

Praying that you will soon be wireless again!

Love you,
Jana Anderson
P.S. Hi, Trisha! :-)

Sandi said...

Sorry about your computer!! Glad to see a new post and look forward to more soon!