I’m back! What happened? Well, my site has experienced some sporadic outages in the past few months. I’ve had a lot of traffic growth, really quickly, and my site is quite large. My designer, who also handles the technical maintenance of my site, arranged for a server transfer of all her clients that was to take place this past weekend. Instead, it took place yesterday, and despite being assured that the new server could handle my traffic, my site broke the server and in order to get her other clients up and running, my account was deliberately disabled for the sake of the other clients since it was my site’s size and traffic breaking the server–leaving an automated message that the account was suspended and to contact the billing department, which remained up for much of the day. Making me look like a deadbeat. Color me so not pleased with this entire series of events (and note my restraint in that pithy statement).
However! I am back up, hopefully on a server that can handle my site, and more fun, frolic, and country living is on the way! Tell me you’re still here! (sob!)
I really need some chocolate. And chickens. I need chickens. I know–I need a chocolate chicken! Quick, somebody give me a chocolate chicken!!!!!
So glad you’re back. And so glad it wasn’t that you forgot to pay your bill.
On March 27, 2008 at 7:19 pm
welcome back. I just bought a big hunk of fudge, will that help? Chocolate helps almost anything…
On March 27, 2008 at 7:20 pm
Jill S. says:
I’m still here . . .
On March 27, 2008 at 7:22 pm
Yes I’m still here
have chocolate for you too
let me know where to send it LOL
On March 27, 2008 at 7:28 pm
Welcome back! I didn’t think you were a deadbeat, but I’ve been suffering here. You were gone and PW was gone! My morning coffee just wasn’t the same.
On March 27, 2008 at 7:32 pm
I’ve been reading your site for a few months and have never commented. However, I must say that the chocolate and chicken combination is not as good as it sounds. My daughter had fondue for her 18th birthday. Well, she and a friend decided that since they like both chicken and chocolate they could dip some chicken in the fondue. Needless to say, she won’t do that again. That was three years ago and she still comments how awful that tasted. 🙂 Just thought I’d share that with you. I must say I’ve enjoyed reading your blog and about your beautiful new home and I’m glad you are up and running again. I felt like I was missing a good friend today.
On March 27, 2008 at 7:40 pm
:hellokitty: hi! i’m so glad you’re back! i was suffering bad today, you were gone and pw was gone and my ‘puter is pissy cause of the lighting strikes around here yesterday. aarrrggghhhh here have some of my chicken encinladas that i used chocolate in the sauce! heck, i didn’t have the right seasonings but i did have paprika and chocolate and limes dear hubby will never know.
On March 27, 2008 at 7:53 pm
Ann from Montana says:
Glad you are back!…glitches happen…I’m a programmer – we have a saying “nothing new ever works”…anyway, it never occured to me that it was anything other than a server/programming snafu.
Best laid plans and all…
On March 27, 2008 at 8:13 pm
Just glad you’re back and never thought you were a deadbeat!
On March 27, 2008 at 8:31 pm
Sarah in Sanford says:
Still here. I almost wore out my favorites button checking to see if you were back on. My world was cold and dark without my favorite web “friend”. Glad you are back. As for the server that couldn’t handle your site… :rambo:
On March 27, 2008 at 8:32 pm
Courtney KS says:
Missed you! Welcome back!!! 🙂
On March 27, 2008 at 8:44 pm
Claudia W says:
I’m here for ya! I missed you, I kept checking back every few hours, except when I was sleeping. A stalker has to get her rest you know! I am so glad that you are back! I wish I had a chocolate chicken to send you, cause I would you know!
On March 27, 2008 at 8:49 pm
:bananadance: I am glad to have you back…I missed reading your blog this morning with my cup of coffee.
On March 27, 2008 at 8:57 pm
Linda in San Diego says:
Of course your server was the most popular, there was the title “Now It’s Home” and I could not read it – server down was the message I saw – I need my fix reading about your farm home! Welcome back and I would like see some pictures when you put your Aunt’s Christmas Room back together… Enjoy the bread!
On March 27, 2008 at 9:01 pm
sooo glad you are back….been a long day without you and Pioneer Woman both. I have 4 chickens , but they aren’t laying yet. My neighbour acrioss the road has 6 chickens. His aren’t laying yet either .You better get them chickens soon or you may never get any eggs !! lol….good luck !! Doris :biggrin: :biggrin:
On March 27, 2008 at 9:03 pm
It was a good day for me not to be online very long – I checked a couple of times but was very sure you’d be back soon :yes: Welcome back!!!!
On March 27, 2008 at 9:11 pm
Been missing everything about the fam…love the choclate chicken stuff. Glad youare back.
On March 27, 2008 at 9:30 pm
Patricia Herman says:
I was having withdrawals. So glad you are back – miss your country living, chickens and new house stories.
Here is some chocolate!!! Love ya!
On March 27, 2008 at 9:34 pm
I am sooo glad you are back! Can’t offer you a chocolate chicken but I did hear on the radio this morning someone selling red ones, of course…it might be a little far for you to drive to GA to get 2 chickens and a rooster just for a red colored one.
On March 27, 2008 at 9:36 pm
Lauri V says:
Glad you’re back! You and Pioneer Woman were both down…talk about withdrawals!!!
On March 27, 2008 at 9:37 pm
Now that I’ve had my “Chickens In The Road” fix, I can go to sleep tonight. Missed ya!
On March 27, 2008 at 9:46 pm
Phew, glad you’re back….having chocolate chicken withdrawl!
On March 27, 2008 at 10:27 pm
Glad your back!! :flying:
On March 27, 2008 at 10:29 pm
Still here and not going anywhere.
On March 27, 2008 at 11:02 pm
You can’t get rid of me THAT easy :wave: Luckily my RSS on Yahoo showed your Bread post and your Snafu post so I knew that there was server issues. Didn’t stop me from clicking on your bookmark in my Favorites all day yesterday and this morning!
I look so forward every morning to reading your new post with my first cup of coffee. Your site is one of my favorite blogs. You can thank my best friend Tam for telling me about you a few months ago.
Glad you are back!!
On March 27, 2008 at 11:36 pm
Gloria Jean says:
SO so so so glad you’re back!
On March 27, 2008 at 11:41 pm
Still here! It would take something worse than a “nobody’s home” sign for a day to run us off.
On March 27, 2008 at 11:50 pm
Just got back home and first thing I did was to check on you…WHEW…now I can get thru the rest of the night w/o worrying if you’ll be there in the morning..I even went and got a piece of chocolate just to celebrate…It must be nice to know how many of us were missing our daily time with you…
On March 27, 2008 at 11:54 pm
Amy Addison says:
So glad you’re back! And no one who visits here regularly would think you’re a deadbeat.
On March 28, 2008 at 12:44 am
Yay your back. And here is a dancing snoopy for you because he is so cute. :snoopy:
On March 28, 2008 at 2:01 am
still here! love the new farmhouse! sorry, I already ate all the chocolate
On March 28, 2008 at 2:05 am
Kim A. says:
As you can see, we all are still here! 🙂
Glad you are back up and running now, Suzanne.
On March 28, 2008 at 3:33 am
Still here Suzanne glad to see you back. :wave:
On March 28, 2008 at 4:37 am
Lisa J says:
Good grief, it was a long couple days and just when you come on line I lose my internet. Good grief. Now let’s hope that eveyone and everything is back to “normal”. Glad you’re back, can’t wait to see more pics of the new house.
On March 28, 2008 at 6:32 am
Sharon Elkins says:
Welcome back. It was driving me crazy waiting for you to get back up. I love looking at the house emerging into a home.
On March 28, 2008 at 6:43 am
Glad your back Suzanne I missed you..Connie
On March 28, 2008 at 7:26 am
Tori Lennox says:
I’m glad they finally got you back up and running!!!
On March 28, 2008 at 9:00 am
Jeanette Fields says:
Glad to see you back, as for the chickens the worst breed I ever bought were Rhode Island Reds (too flighty) and the best are my sweet gals (Buff Orpingtons)Hope you have your own soon and your own fresh eggs!
On March 28, 2008 at 9:30 am
Myrna Mackenzie says:
I promised myself that I was not becoming addicted to your site (“I can quit anytime,” I said). :yes: The fact that I clicked over here about 50 times yesterday didn’t mean a thing. :no:
But…I’m glad to see that you’re back online. This is a fun place to visit. Fantastic house, by the way!
On March 28, 2008 at 9:38 am
Yep, still here! Knew you’d be back….
On March 28, 2008 at 9:47 am
If I had a chocolate chicken, I’d sure send it to you. Glad to see you back. :thumbsup:
On March 28, 2008 at 10:21 am
Sonja Foust says:
We your faithful blogminions would never desert you, Suzanne. 😉 Welcome back, hope the troubles weren’t TOO traumatic!
On March 28, 2008 at 10:43 am
I’m still here…and have come out of “lurk” mode to prove it. :wave:
On March 28, 2008 at 12:06 pm
Hey Suzanne, life just happens, especially when technology is involved. We’re still here.
Now about that chocolate chicken, it sounds like the perfect assignment for 52, to me.
On March 28, 2008 at 2:17 pm
Welcome Back, Suzanne! I hear ya on the server issues.. and my server is run by my son!!.. at least your blog is up and going…
we’re still trying to co-ordinate on mine! As for the chocolate chicken …. while you’re munching on yours.. try Rosemary’s Wells, Max’s Chocolate Chicken for a quick chuckle …
So glad you’re back!
On March 28, 2008 at 2:49 pm
Nell Hurse says:
My first posting…you might be interested to learn that a 77 year old mother, grandmother, and greatgrandmother has found you via P.W. whom I also enjoy. Am I too old?? Let me tell you I don’t feel it…life is busy every day, and I’m loving right where I am in life! (including especially my wonderful husband, and our precious 4 1/2 lb. 3 yr. old Yorkie named Brady, much family involvement, great friends, and my computer!!! Sorry for the long comment.
On March 28, 2008 at 3:34 pm
Kim W says:
So glad you’re back! You don’t realie what a habit you’ve developed in reading certan favorite blogs or websites until they’re gone for a little while.
Welcome back! :chicken: Chickens, chocolate and all!
Blessings from Ohio…
On March 28, 2008 at 5:36 pm
Heres your chicken baby!!!
On March 28, 2008 at 5:38 pm
I had a mild panic attack , i cant sleep without reading you at night , noooo you dont put me to sleep just relax me.
So glad you are back, even tho you werent gone for long
On March 28, 2008 at 6:25 pm
Jennifer Robin says:
Have you read “Max’s Chocolate Chicken” by Rosemary Wells?
One of my favorite childrens books ever!
On March 28, 2008 at 6:35 pm
:snoopy: i think i have learned to just sit back…deep breathe…they will fix it, i’m sure! and wait…reread a few pass entries….go out to the porch…
and so glad you are back!
love the sound of rushing water…and yes it is moss! sheet moss and can be used in potting plants and flower arrangements!
On March 29, 2008 at 6:55 am
You are high on my priority list every day. Keep up the great descriptive writing.
On March 29, 2008 at 11:37 am
I’ve been out-of-pocket, so I didn’t realize you were gone. I’m back now and glad that you’re here. :clap:
On March 31, 2008 at 1:16 am
I am so very glad that you are back. I think my co-worker thought I was nuts :shocked: cause I kept checking to see if your site was back up. Oh well I need to read your blog everyday and to read the Spencer Newspaper on-line every Thursday. Keeps me connected to my ole home. :snoopy:
Jeri in Newcomerstown OH
On March 31, 2008 at 11:38 am