My Journey As A Scroll Saw Pattern Designer #259: Waaaaahhhhhhh!!!!!!!

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Blog entry by Sheila Landry (scrollgirl) posted 02-17-2011 03:14 PM 3060 reads 0 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 258: Keeping Things Organized Part 259 of My Journey As A Scroll Saw Pattern Designer series Part 260: What an Incredible Day! »

Well, fellow Jocks and Jane’s – I suppose you get the short version today. . . .

I got up as usual, wrote my blog here and was almost finished. Then horror struck – the site here went down.

I thought it was my own Firefox conflicting with the site here, as that has happened before. I reinstalled Firefox and it didn’t help.

I tried Explorer to see if it worked there. Nope.

Then everything went down. :(

I ate a banana for breakfast and made some more coffee and checked. Nada.

And finally (obviously) it is now back! (Bless you, Martin and all your helpers!)

But alas, my post for today is gone.

I have a lot to do today, so I have to get moving in other directions. So you get this cheap, cheesy post with a little whine on the side instead of the blog I had written. (Don’t worry – it wasn’t THAT exciting!)

Here’s the condensed version:

I finished my back up. I looked into some new paint brushes. I cut another candle tray out.

(And you all thought that it was impossible for me to get to the point quickly, didn’t you??)

I will have pictures tomorrow of the new tray.

I hope you all have a wonderful day today. Mine’s off to a shaky start, but I am sure it will be better! :D

Happy Thursday everyone!

-- Designer/Artist/Teacher. Owner of Sheila Landry Designs ( Scroll saw, wood working and painting patterns and surfaces. "Knowledge is Power"

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#1 posted 02-17-2011 03:48 PM

Good day Sheila,
I noticed about 4 hours ago that some error is happening with the site… I was making a reply to GaryK”s project and took me a hard time to upload it. I could not paste a sketchup and only at this hour that I was able to do. Well, I have to thank Martin too for the job well done in maintaining this site.

Good luck to your work today..Take care and God bless.

-- Bert

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David Craig

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#2 posted 02-17-2011 04:07 PM

I have had the same thing happen to me Sheila. I usually copy my entry before posting these days just to be safe. I can then paste it back if it gets lost. Took me a bit to stay consistent with the habit but has saved me some frustration at times.


-- There is little that is simple when it comes to making a simple box.

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Sheila Landry (scrollgirl)

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#3 posted 02-17-2011 04:27 PM

I probably should do that David. Usually though I just write as I go and I don’t think about it at the time. This is the first time it happened in 259 posts here so I figure the track record is pretty darn good! I know it auto saves every minute or so, but there must have been main server problems. It happens. Pink cloud alert! At least we all still have our projects and so forth here. :)

I just didn’t have time to rewrite the whole thing. As I said, it wasn’t an earth shaking post anyway. ;)

It is funny though how out of place I felt that short time it was down. Yikes!

-- Designer/Artist/Teacher. Owner of Sheila Landry Designs ( Scroll saw, wood working and painting patterns and surfaces. "Knowledge is Power"

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#4 posted 02-17-2011 04:45 PM

And here I thought it was me!!
Site would load but then I couldn’t click on an item.

-- Doug...

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#5 posted 02-17-2011 04:56 PM

:—)) LOL good morning Sheila
I´m not loughing at you but over the punch line :-) and your humor in todays post
still remember how many times it does happen to me ….well it still does
I have some net connection problem on my side mostly so I have learned
when I make a new blog I write it in word first then it don´t take long to
to make a new blog if its going down in the mittle even this is copyed before
send comment
but how to deal with the terrible nerveshaking hands when the site is down
I don´t know yet except going down to the shop …not easy when I work
or go to one of all the other sites on the net but it ain´t the same as geting
the daily L J FIX several times a day

have a great day even though it started on the left foot :-)


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#6 posted 02-17-2011 11:41 PM

I’m with David. I always copy before hitting the post button, especially on long posts. And let’s face it, I’m a rambler, I ramble on and on a lot, so most of my posts are long ones. After typing very long posts twice before though that were never seen by anyone but me, I learned to copy. Then if I see something is wrong, I’ll open up notepad and paste it and save it so I can post it after what ever is ailing the site is ailing it no more. I hope I said that right.
You scared me though Sheila. Before actually reading your post, I noticed that the entire post was on my small laptop and I could read it without scrolling down. I immediately figured you must be gravely ill or something.


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#7 posted 02-18-2011 12:22 AM

have you come across new sorts of brushes sheila, or just looking at new brushes(if that makes sense)

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Sheila Landry (scrollgirl)

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#8 posted 02-18-2011 03:22 AM

I am fine and kicking! The day turned out to be pretty darn good as a matter of fact. :) I will write about it tomorrow though. A different line of brushes Steve. I will talk about them tomorrow too.

Thanks for wondering :)


-- Designer/Artist/Teacher. Owner of Sheila Landry Designs ( Scroll saw, wood working and painting patterns and surfaces. "Knowledge is Power"

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#9 posted 02-18-2011 05:37 AM

Lol :-)
At least it wasn’t indicative for the rest of the day!

-- Theresa,

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