Yesterday early afternoon I went for a bit of shopping and as I came home Jan was sitting on the couch with a kind of help-asking face. He told me, that he was changing a little thing on the tv (just not 3 moths old) and suddenly he had no screenpicture anymore. Well, first I asked what he did, probably he touched a wrong button or so, I thought. He told me, I tried a few things out, but still............just one blue screen with nothing! Very strange. Took the installation book, perhaps it could help. NOT!!! Then also we couldn;t get the program numbers of the staions anymore, only one or two with an X in front of it. VERY WEIRD, So then I got EXTREMELY nervous, that was the last thing I needed. Boy, new tv and alreday broke???? Then I first wanted to do the freebielist but............ no internet!!! I gave up and called the store where we bought the tv. Perhaps the salesman there knew what was the matter with the tv. Explained, he didn't kow. It was something he never heard of yet (the X thing) So he typed in all and promised us that as soon as possible a repare guy would come to look at it. We all down, certainly Jan, the tv is his hold on for the moment. Well, after a while I made something to eat, Jan wanted to put up some music, almost no radio!! At that time already a small light was going to burn in my brain. Per haps something was wrong with the cable and internet provider. We spent a quiet evening, I got Jan on the chair at the computer and started him the Freecel game(for that no internet was needed). I took a book and finally finished it and did some crocheting. In between we listend to some cd's. On and off I checked on the internet, still nothing. At about 22.00 hours I checked the radio again, MIRACLE, it worked again. With little hope in my heart I sneeky tried the tv. even BIGGIGER MIRACLE!!! It worked again as smoothly as evenr. Boy, were we relieved! I already was making up a strategy how to get a new tv without paying and one equal to this one(we had the last one in that series in the store!!), etc.etc. Then I tried the internet again. It worked.!!!!!
So I suppose there was something wrong at the provider's yesterday, but it is VERY ANNOYING when you don;t know anything. My gosh, what a day.
I am glad that everything works again (I touched wood when I wrote this down!)
Well, I also have something nice to tell you. Yesterday, when all still was working, I received another award, it is from Vanessa, from http://memories01.wordpress.com/, and it's real nice one. Here is the award picture:
The award comes with this text:“A todas nos encanta los blogs, en la mayoría sus objetivos son mostrar las maravillas y hacer amistades; hay personas que no se interesan cuando les damos un premio y desta manera contribuyen a cortar esos lazos; ¿queremos que se corten o se propaguen?Entonces tratemos de prestar mas atención a ellos! Debemos entregarlo a 8 blogger’s que deben hacer lo mismo y poner el texto.”
Basically the sentiment behind the original award is that it is an award that not only highlights blogs that are pleasing or special in some way, but the award was also designed to extend the hand of friendship around the world.
My Spanish isn't good, so I can understand a little of it. It seems you have to give the award again to 8 other bloggers, but I think I will do a few less. The text that came with the award by Vanessa was also very sweet:
With a Russian/Dutch Heart Design: Kyra’s website otherwise known as “smiekeltje” is a lovely blog site. Kyra is a talented designer who writes from the heart and designs some truly beautiful kits. Thank you Kyra, I always enjoy reading through your site.
Now it's up to me to pass it on. How hard! I am not giving a big description why I chose these blogs. But you can guess, that is must be nice ladies, with wonderful freebies as extra and nice blogs to read.
Nore from http://www.noresnice-ities.blogspot.com/
Snowy from http://silversnowyraven.blogspot.com/
(I have to say this though: Always admired her work, it's very special and sooo beautiful. A kind of special lady, with a special creativity)
Linda from http://bonscrapatitdesigns.blogspot.com/
(I know, I pass a lot of awards to her, but although we do not communicate regular, she always is sending me such wonderful and uplifting messages, and her work is fabulous, and her blogposts are hilarious sometimes(a lot!). She is gifted with a lot of spirit to keep life bearable)
Melissa from http://sentimentalstyle.blogspot.com/
Just because I like her work a lot.
I keep it to these four, I know some more, of course, but there is a choice to be made.
And here is the freebie for today, with a simple name: Vivace. Hope you enjoy it.
Have all a nice day, hopefully this afternoon I can put up the freebielist!!!