Madi and Mom

Madi and Mom
Down Home in NC

Monday, April 18, 2011

ANNOUNCEMENT: WE'RE BACK!!!!!

WELL FRIENDS IT HAS BEEN A GRUELING FEW
DAYS FOR ME MOM.  SHE'LL GIVE YOU A 'NUTSHELL UPDATE'....BUT LET ME JUST SAY
HBO WORDS WERE HEARD AND MADE NOTE OF
AND THERE WILL BE DEMERITS.
PEOPLE WHO LOVE CATS HAVE SOME OF THE BIGGEST HEARTS AROUND
~~~~Susan Easterly

COMPUTER ISSUES:
 ....STARTED ON Friday afternoon at 3 pm. I had been using antivirus program from NC State University that will terminate 4/30/11. I was trying to take that off Friday so that I could install McAfee Antivirus that we purchase.  Long story short by 7:30 Friday it became clear the problem was not to be resolved over the weekend.  Totaling Friday and today's time on the phone has been 8 hours to accomplish this task.  I'm happy to report we are 100% protected.
YES there were HBO words and thoughts all during the 8 hours.  I was about ready to toss the entire computer into the wind.


TORNADOES IN NC:

Saturday started out with severe weather warnings for the afternoon. We stayed close by the tv most of the afternoon. Then about 3 pm a tornado touched down about 40 miles south of us. It was moving fast and headed in a straigth line toward our section of Raleigh. At 3:45 pm they predicted it to be over an area by 4.   Thankful about that time Madi walked through the den.  Madi Dad said we need to move to the bathroom. I scooped up the Diva in a very unDiva like fashion.  Getting Madi in her carrier is like putting a child in a high chair except she has four legs and they all went in four directions.  I literally pushed her in her carrier (which she hates). Madi, Mom and Madi Dad were  in 1/2 bathroom with the weather radio. We were able to hear how the storm was tracking. Just as it got about 20 miles from us it turned to northeast Raleigh heading downtown. We are in the northwest portion of Raleigh. By about 4:02 is was in southeast Wake county where most of the damage occurred. We had no damage to our home but the devastation in other parts of our city and other cities is just horrible. I don't know if you have seen any of the pictures on tv but the homes and business look like a war zone.  Entire neighborhoods have been demolished.

PS:  Evidently Mom doesn't know the meaning of 'in a nut shell'!!!

Thank you to Ms. K for posting on her blog that we were ok.



33 comments:

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  2. Pooh, I had a misspelled word in first comment and you know how "teechrs" hate that!

    I was so relieved to hear from you Saturday...I had been watching the storms move into Raleigh all day and was worried sick!

    So much sadness and destruction across the south, especially NC. I hope our storm spring weather is over!
    Hugs to you and nosetaps to the Diva,
    ~K

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  3. Please add y to end of "storm" in my previous comment....GeezLouise, good thing I'm retired, huh? :)

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  4. You don't know how happy we were to hear you all were okay. We have been watching the news....that was just awful! Glad you computer is fixed!

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  5. We were VERY worried about you! Thankfully our kids are safe, too, they live nearby.

    Computer stuff is such a pain. I leave all that stuff up to hubby to deal with!

    XX Trish

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  6. Oh thank dog ya'll is all okays! I was so relieved to see Ms. K's post dis morning!!!
    Yu know how we worries and...well, I don[t likes to haves to dat...hehehe.
    My mum's cuzzin is in Sanford and we heard it was just horrendous.
    Poor Madi, I will never get dat image out of my head of you puttin' hers in da carrier.

    Puddles

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  7. So sorry about the pooter problem & the scary tornadoes. I am SO glad it did not hit your home & I am glad to know you are all okay & unhurt! That must have been a pretty scary experience.

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  8. We are sooooooooooooo relieved that all is well at your house now. We purray that all that "bad stuffs" is behind you now.

    xxxxxxxxxxxxx

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  9. We were so worried about you! Thank God you all are ok! We are praying for all of the people who are suffering because of the nasty tornado

    Licks,
    Ruthie

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  10. So pleased you are all OK, I heard it on the news it sounded bad, and thought at the time I hope every one is alright.
    Gald you are back on the PC and hope them storms leave you alone.
    George and Jan xxx

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  11. Glad you are all okay!

    Sam and Pippen

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  12. Oh Madi! Thank goodness you and your family are OK. Our kitteh sister who now resides at the Bridge was just like you when it came to her carrier. Mom says she can't imagine doing it when there was an emergency!! Glad you're OK!!

    -Gizmo, Bart and Ruby

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  13. Sheesh! What a thing to go through! So glad Ms K gave us an update too! As far as the computor goes, So glad it is fixed!!! We forgot to post this AM! It's up now lol.

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  14. We're so glad you're all safe! OMC, how frightening! The computer virus protection issues are small annoyances, not important in the grand scheme of things. (But we're glad that's all taken care of just the same.)

    -Fuzzy Tales

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  15. HAPPY! WE ARE HAPPY....to have you back!
    We saw the tv reports from the Raleigh area and have worried about all of you! Good to hear all is well. We are also glad to hear the computer is working again.

    Many hugs & lots of purrs,
    J and Cindi Lou
    and The Krew

    PS, stand the carrier on end, scoop up cat and quickly lower into carrier hind quarters first. MOL!

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  16. We have missed you Madi!! and that was horrible bout the tornado but we are glad to hear that you and your family is ok!! Thats ok. Moms dont know bout In a nutshell!! Mine doesnt either BOL

    wags
    Jazzi and Addy

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  17. We were so happy to hear from Ms. K this morning and now we are even happier to hear from you! From what we have seen on the news, the damage in your city has been devastasting. We are so glad you were not hit and you, the Madi-Dad and Madi are all okay!!! Lots of love, Debbie and Holly

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  18. When Ms. K emailed the AAA's, we were all very relieved!
    The NY station that I watch for local news had reporters down in your area....I could not believe the devastation! I feel so bad for all that lost soooo much!

    And I am glad that you are are back up and running on your 'puter!

    Xoxoxo

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  19. Now what are you going to do for an encore? Tsunami? Earthquake? :)

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  20. We know how awful the computer things are. Our problem has been with our ISP. For nearly a month we've had terrible connection issues (their fault not Mom's computer) and finally things broke for a few days completely. No innernets. Hopefully resolved at least for now. WE are glad you were able to get your AV snafu worked out.
    WE HAD BEEN SO WORRIED about you! (and your Mom and Dad too Madi) We are glad you are safe. We've been through severe tornado warnings too. So we know the drill.
    Our prayers for all of those affected.

    purrin
    Abby

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  21. OoH Madi and Mom,
    I am doin' da boxer wiggle butt happy dance cuz you is all OK! Mom and me is prayin' fur all dose affected by deese storms.
    Luvs you!

    Woofs and Licks,
    Maggie Mae
    BBFF :)

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  22. So glad to hear that everything is OK. Mom was going to email you yesterday and then remembered you were having computer problems, so not hearing anything back would have been more worry. A daughter of a friend of mine lives in Wake County but we haven't been able to get in touch with anyone there yet. Assuming the power is probably out.

    Glad your computer is fixed again. :o)

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  23. Rosie here - Good for you for fighting going in that carrier. Our job in times likes these is to make life just a little more stressful for our parents. Dogs make things easier, but we cats must balance things out.

    Pip, Mama, and I are all so happy you are OK!

    Love, Rosie (and Pip, too)

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  24. We are just so glad you're OK. We heard about the tornados and we're so glad that they didn't carry you off!

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  25. Oh we were worried about you when we heard about all those bad storms in your area. We are so happy that you all are okay. But we are sad about all the people that were affected by these terrible storms. We are purring for all of them.

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  26. I missed you!! So glad everything is OK!! Thanks for your very nice note on my blog! You may be sent to spy on Sonny Boy!

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  27. We are so relieved that you are okay and sending our prayers to those effected by the devastation!

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  28. I am very happy to know you are ok!
    We saw on the news all the damage.
    Glad you solved the antivirus problem. I have heard those HBO words here!
    Take care
    Kisses and hugs
    Lorenza

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  29. We are so glad y'all are safe from those terrible tornadoes, 'cause we were worried!

    Good to have you back online despite the "HBO words"! (Not sure what they are, we don't have HBO!)
    Tail wags from Raider
    Hugs from my mom

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  30. Glad to hear you all are ok. We hate the sirens when they go off they are so loud. We hide under the bed.

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  31. I'm so glad to hear ya'll are okay.

    We had tornados all over MS on Friday too.

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  32. First time visitor to your blog, but saw mention of you on Dog Daze and had to come visit. We live in the extreme Western end of NC.

    We were saddened at all of the devastation from the tornados. Fortunately, all of our friends in the area are safe and sound. Even though we have never met, glad to hear you are safe as well.

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