6.16.2011

Hello! Remember Us?

We have, once again, been laid up with a broken computer!  How very boring you might say, and you would be right, but we feel we need to offer a reason for not appearing on your screen for about the last 10 days.

We came very close to using the pictured solution to our problems, but as much as we wished to, we couldn't find the correct tool that is shown.  We had a major overhaul done in April, and it was better for a while, but then it just kept going downhill again.  From June 6th, it got worse and worse until Monday of this week, it was totally disabled. 

Back in the shop, it turned out to be the rogue malware (never take advice from tucows!) had infected even our antivirus program !  What a disaster!  So once again, baddies were removed and hopefully will stay away.  A new antivirus program (Microsoft Security Essentials, highly recommended and free) was installed.  So lets all keep our fingers crossed and hope this fix is IT!


This is not necessarily true, but its a nice idea!  Nice to be back among friends too. 

Cheers, hugs and good wishes,

Jo, Stella and Zkhat
                                               

19 comments:

Amber DaWeenie said...

Da puters can be such a headache at times.

Glad to sees you is back!

Brenda's Arizona said...

Love your graphics. And it is always good to see a post from you all!

♥I am Holly♥ said...

Your graphics made me laugh because many times I have felt like taking a hammer to the computer!! Welcome back and I hope you have no more problems! Lots of love, Debbie & Holly

rottrover said...

Hi Stella! Glad you're back. Sorry you had computer illness!!

Frankie Furter said...

OMD... I was really wondering where you had gone to.. GLAD that it was just the computer and not any of YOU or your Peeps that was sickie!! Super glad it is all fixed up now!!

Steve, Kat, & Wilbur said...

Welcome back! You probably don't remember us either, but we don't have a good excuse like a broken computer!

Steve

T. Maxx said...

Hello Stella and family!!
Soo good to have you back!! It's pawsome news that the computer's good again! We've been having some problems with blogger too recently..:((
Hope you have a great weekend ahead!

Cheers,
Maxx

Siku Marie, White Dog said...

Welcome back! You were missed. We have made a sacrifice to the gods of the computer world and have done an exorcism of evil spirits of the blog world ethers so hopefully all of the computer problems will now be fixed. You know we White Dogs are revered as Spirit Dogs so we have special powers (and dad is an IT guy)!

Bouncing Bertie said...

Hi Stella et al.
Great to hear from you. We are currently at Granny and Grandads and doing battle with their prehistoric computer so we can quite sympathise! It took about 5 minutes to load your blog so that we could comment, for example.
Toodle pip!
Bertie.

Bobby said...

Stella, we love the little cartoons. computers are enough to drive you to bash them.
We do hope all will be well now.
Licks Bobby

KB said...

I have wanted to smash my computer many many times in the past week so I completely understand your feelings! Great cartoons!

We're glad to have you back.

Maryquilter said...

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We would love to hear what u guys did while your computer was down...but let us know if we have to cover our earballs!

When ours is down we quilt! Or we snooze on a quilt... Sometimes Arrow takes over my puterthingy an hides it in her crate and peemails all my friends. Then she blames it on Bridgette.

Sometimes when our computer isn't working we go outside. But right now we can only go outside for 15 minutes. If we stay for 16 we melt. We went outside yesterday and stayed for 14 1/2 minutes...someone rescued us just in time. I had to get out a bowl of water for each of our dogs instead of using the community bowl! I almost took a drink out of their bowl myself before I regained my senses! It was very tempting.

Lorenza said...

I missed you!
Those cartoons sure say a lot about how we feel sometimes about computers!
I hope the bugs will not attack yours again!
Kisses and hugs
Lorenza

Ludo van Doggy said...

eeek! I hope this really do fix it now. What a pain. My internets not working right so I understand how you feel.

The Thundering Herd said...

Thank you for the kind words earlier this week. We really appreciate our blogging friends.

Glad you are back. Though every time we read one of these stories, we hug our Mac.

Chicco said...

Hello Stella, i love your blog!!
I follow you now, come to visit and follow me too,ok?
Woof, woof,

Chicco

Siku Marie, White Dog said...

We hope the computer gremlins are staying away from your system...we had a brief battle with them and with the help of the not secret weapon, $$$, we able to fix the problem (bad video card).

AC said...

Oh gosh, Stella and family! So sorry to hear of the continuing computer troubles (like the Thundering Herd, I too am giving my Mac a hug). Paws crossed that the baddies stay away this time...hey, could you hire *the* Zkhat to work puter pest control? Cats are good for things like that, right?

Hero said...

I've missed your too, Stella! I hope the new program fixes your computer.