Saturday, September 10, 2011


No, I haven't been sleeping on the job! 
I apologize for being late in announcing the winner of the Acquiesse Candle Give-Away.  Thanks to the sheer inept-ness (is that a word?) of my internet provider, Comcast, I was cut off due to a coding error and then told it was my issue and I needed a new modem.....after buying a new modem and hooking it up, I called to register it and was disconnected after waiting for an extensive period. Back to waiting for several days under the shroud of gross mis-diagnosis just to get a "real" person to deal with my problem, it was discovered that my modem and system was perfectly in order after all, and it was a bug in their system that had randomly cut off my service! The technician that came out was very nice, I think he was almost as frustrated as I was for being sent out on a call that was completely unnecessary and having to wait for ages on his phone to get the "code" to unlock my system again.
 4 days down the tubes with no apology, no compensation of any kind. Classy, don't you think?  My entire business being web-based, it crippled me. Ok, rant over. I am looking for an alternative ISP at the moment.
Regardless, I am just happy to be up and running again - it's amazing how you can take the basics for granted
and I am just appreciating being able to work efficiently once again!

OK, you had to read all of that just to get to the good part.....
Carrie Waller of Carrie's Creations has won the candle give-away via 
Big thanks to all of you 
who entered and a huge thank-you to Acquiesse for their generous sponsorship!
Enjoy your weekend!


Carrie Waller Watercolors said...

Uggghhh all of your computer problems make me mad just reading them. I went through a similar situation with Knology a few years ago, they kept turning my cable off. I finally got tired of it and every time it happened I called and made them deduct the amount of time I had no cable from my bill. They were not happy about this and kept telling me "but Ma'am that will only take $2.50 off your bill". I told them it was the principle of the thing and finally after much hassle they deducted it. I get tired of always having to be the understanding party. So glad you are up and running!! And I'm thrilled about the candle:)

Renae Moore said...

That picture is how I feel sometimes! Sorry about all the techy probs...the worst for sure. Love the stencils in the previous post too!

DolceDreams said...

Anne, I can only imagine your frustration!!! We are so dependent on these things!All I can say is thank goodness I have six (scary...multiple home offices and kids), so I do have back-up...but nothing like your own. Thank you so much for your so sweet comment :) It has been an interesting week!
That picture you found is hysterical, he he he!
Have a great week,

Natasha @ Northern Light Design said...

That image is hysterical!!!!!!