Want to find me.. I will be at the bar with a glass in my hand, but not eating the nuts... bar nuts are sort of scary.

Saturday, December 13, 2008

Licking the wound

"The art of war is simple enough. Find out where your enemy is. Get at him as soon as you can. Strike him as hard as you can, and keep moving on." Ulysses S Grant
It would appear that I have had long enough to pout and stamp my feet. I had hoped that my blog would have come back by now, but alas, the good people at Blogger/Google have decided that I am of little interest to them, and have, as yet, neglected to answer my begging emails.

Just to show a little of my vanity petticoat... in two years of blogging, I have literally ached for the day when I hit the right nerve and opened up to find almost 40 comments! Seems one should be careful for what one wishes. Thank you for the kind words... they helped ease the pain...and those that offered advice, please note that I will be taking up each and every suggestion.

So... where was I? Oh yes... Cairo, Egypt... Hmmmm, let's look out the window, shall we? Gray skies...Christmas Markets, red, drippy nose.... Hey, where in the world is carmen... I mean...LuLu? Seems that the suitcases are a little overloaded for a short trip.....

And why is there an airline ticket in her pocket? Could this photo be a clue? LuLu never seems to do things by halves.

Monday, December 1, 2008


"While grief is fresh, every attempt to divert only irritates. You must wait till it be digested, and then amusement will dissipate the remains of it."
Samuel Johnson

This is the temporary home of LuLu's Bay.

Here is what happened:

Disrupted sleeping patterns for the past two months have led me to sitting at my computer around the 4am mark. On this particular morning, I decided to do a little 'house-clean', a general tidy up of the computer. There was an old Blog that belonged to a business I once owned.

"I will get rid of this!" I thought to myself -- so I hit the SIGN IN button at the top of the screen and went directly to SETTINGS page. Scrolled down... hit DELETE and then YES.

Suddenly, in front of my eyes, were the words YOU HAVE NO BLOGS. Whattttttttttttt!!!!!!!!!!

It took a few minutes to sink in.... NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO!!!!!!!!!!!!!! But it was true. I had just deleted 2 years and over 250 posts with the flick of a finger.

A frantic search gave me a screen to request a restoration of said blog. Would this work? Would there actually be a real person that would care enough to grab my blog out of the server trash can and pop it back?

After an hour, I crawled back into bed.... "Are you OK?", asked Mr Dear Husband.......

This resulted in another hour of great gulping, heaving, snotty filled, salty tears.... I cried like a two year old that had dropped her ice cream in the dirt. Mr Dear Husband was bewildered.

Too his credit, he got up and spent the next couple of hours searching for people on the web that had been through this experience, he then created a document to hand to me that gave evidence that people DO get their blogs back --- sometimes --and ALMOST good as new. That is love, coming from someone that still, after 20 years, cannot grasp the concept of how to attach a document to an email.

I am bereft. There is no way to explain this to non-bloggers. This blog has been a work of passion and creativity, and in so many ways, my savior. This blog, started during turbulent times, has helped to keep me sane.

Now I miss the comments - I didn't realize how much they helped get me through the days - Hey! perhaps I need to go to a celebrity Rehab for comment addiction?

I haven't even tried to recreate - although I have saved all the cached pages I could find. So this is it... fingers crossed that someone, somewhere will read my email and give me back LuLu, please?

If you have any words of wisdom (or would like to send condolences.. money, alcohol or chocolate will do) I am here :


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