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Have any of you, like me, been frustrated by technology? Mind you, I am the first to admit my culpability in 1) unintentionally causing glitches on my own web site; 2) failure to train and learn what I need to know to avoid such flub-ups (is that a word..?); and 3) believing that tearing out my own hair is a possible solution.

In any case, I am hereby announcing that somehow I have created the Mother of All Flub-Ups, as you likely noticed when you Received my last (very ugly and stupidly formatted) newsletter. The bad news is: 1) I have no clue how to get back to my pretty little newsletter; and 2) I haven't had any luck (yet) with connecting to the experts (ChimpChamps, affiliated with MailChimp) who say on their web site that they can save me.; and 3) I have had to temporarily unpublish several of my most recent posts as one of my attempted troubleshooting measures. 

The good news is that you guys are all such kind and loyal supporters I am sure you will bear with me during this crisis, and if need be, will simply click on the link to the site (in your weekly e-mail) in the next few newsletters (or just go directly to and select the blog option at the top) so you can still view the posts in their 'pretty' form. In the meantime, please bear with me while I continue the struggle!!




0 # Ellen W. Gonchar 2013-11-15 17:23
Oh my! Having been there and done that myself I totally understand! Hang in there and it will get straightened out...leave your lovely hair alone lol! Looking forward to seeing the next post...try to have a great weekend!
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0 # So mclaughlin 2013-11-15 17:57
Thank you, Ellen!! You too!!
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