As many of you know, we have been offline much of the last 3 weeks. But we are almost back.
And we want to thank the human mainly responsible for that. Our friend, Mr Doug (Jan's brother). He ordered a new hard drive and (whatever) , then he took her computer home with him last Thursday evening. He brought it back late this afternoon and -- Oh, dear, we're getting just like Jan. We've got leaky eyes over this too.
If you remember, the second hard drive died, taking all her photos of us (and everyone else) with it, along with all her stories. Well, they're back. Mr Doug painstakingly retrieved them and they are on the new hard drive.
He had to do a lot of work, reloading some of her programs and loading some new ones to do the job. We know he didn't have everything he needed to work with, but he's good at improvising, and we want to let him know we really appreciate all his effort. Because we know he put a lot of hours into this.
He's not done yet. We still don't have a CD/DVD drive, for example. And it will take Jan a while to reorganize --- but we think we're almost back. (Jan is still in shock that her photos were recovered!)
Buddy: I don't know why you're all so surprised. Mr Doug has always been my hero. He saved my life when I was a little puppy!
Thank you, Mr Doug!
From all of us at JFF -
Crystal, Cotton, Merci, Cyndi, Percy, Cameron, Buddy, Rusty & Sam -- and Jan, of course
On the sad side, though, we learned this morning that in addition to losing our friends Skeeter and Cloud Chaser yesterday, Kelly and River's sister Sasha have also left for the bridge. There are a lot of tears among bloggers today.