Thursday, March 18, 2010

An enforced holiday.

Hi to all, although this post will be signed by Merle its actually her little brother Peter here, Merle rang me in a bit of a tizz as she had been without a phone for 3 days and is STILL without her internet connection, her world is imploding on her!!!!

Until something like this happens we just don't realize how much we rely on the computer and the internet, I'm the same when for whatever reason I can't use the net, or worse still the computer.

She has asked me to explain her absence and why you haven't had comments from her, her health isn't too bad... apart from the dementia that is!!! these older people can be a bit of a worry sometimes.

In the very best tradition of my sister here is a parting joke.

A Popular President.

A man, on his way home from work, came to a dead halt in traffic and thought to himself, "Wow, this traffic seems worse than usual. Nothing is even moving."

He notices a police officer walking back and forth between the lines of cars, so he rolls down his window and asks, "Officer what's the hold up?"

The officer replies, "President Bush is just so depressed about the thought of not contesting the next election that he stopped his motorcade in the middle of the freeway and he's threatening to douse himself in petrol and set himself on fire. He says his family hates him and he doesn't have the money to pay for the new house renovations. We're taking up a collection for him."

"Oh really? How much have you got so far?"

"About one hundred gallons, but a lot of people are still siphoning."


Gledwood said...

Hi Peter and I hope the connexions get up and running again, Merle...

... you haven't been illegally downloading Bananarama tracks again, have you??!?

I saw a Panorama documentary on BBC about the British govt's proposals to slow down or even disconnect people for pruloining free songs online... shouldn't bee too long before such an idea will spread Down Under as well...

Sharon's Cottage Quilts said...

Hi Peter! Thanks so much for the update on Merle! I have been wondering how she is doing. Love the joke! Merle, I'm thinking about you!!! Love and Hugs~Sharon

Margaret Cloud said...

Hi Peter, tell Merle we understand and are thinking of her. She loves her family and appreciates you doing this for her.

Jack K. said...

Peter, thanks for filling in.

Let Merle know we miss her and hope that she will be back online ASAP. Glad to know it is not a health problem.

btw, watch your "witty" remarks about older people. She will be able to read this post and will make your life.....

You can fill in the blanks. snerx.

Dave said...

Hope your internet gets well soon Merle.. you are missed!

And thanks Peter, for letting us know! *S*

Big Dave T said...

I hope Merle's internet gets better soon. I like her jokes better (JUST KIDDING, just kidding).

I did read just now the one about the cuckoo clock. Have to remember that one.

Gas is too expensive to waste on an ex-president.

Lee said...

What's your name again? Who are you???

I know exactly how Merle feels, Peter...I go rank if anything happens to my computer. It's like losing both arms and my number one best friend all at once!! Let's hope Merle's computer is up and running again very soon.

Puss-in-Boots said...

Peter's had a sex change...he's now Merle!!!

I hope Merle gets her computer back on line soon...and being without a phone is not so good, either.

Hurry up, Telstra (or Optus or whoever), it's not quite tbe same without Merle...good try, though, Peter (heheh).

Maxjr said...

The Bush joke was a favorite of mine, being Californian after Australia told me the last thing the country needed was another lawyer. Pity, I love lawn bowing and miss the billy.

Gina E. said...

Oooh Peter, get back here and delete these horrid spam comments!! Thanks for doing the honours on Merle'e behalf, and tell her not to fret - everyone will be sitting inside her computer waiting for her return!

Janice said...

Thanks, Peter, for updating us on Merle.

I hope she gets her Internet connects back soon. I sure miss her posts.

Take care,

Pearl said...

Well Peter I think you did a wonderful job on filling in for your sister....Although we love her so and miss her.
Please tell her hello.
Take care,

Lady Di Tn said...

Thanks for letting us know that Merle is okay. She is one of my most favorite blogger. With her jokes and outlook on life she is an inspiration to the rest of us. Peace

Joy Des Jardins said...

Hi Peter...thanks for the update on our sweet Merle. I hope her computer problems are remedied very soon. Computer problems are at the top of my list of things that 'stress me out' I know how she's feeling. So nice that she has you to fill in for her...little brother. Hugs, Joy

desert dirt diva said...

Hi merle , I know its been like forever since i have stop bye... with dial up thing get real testy, and after an hour of being on here things seem to slow way done... hope YOUR internet gets up real soon...take care vicki

Patty said...

Sorry to hear she's having problems with her phone line. That can be a real pain in the butt. But what can we do? Our TV cable, internet connection and our phones are all from the same company, so usually if one goes down, everything goes. Then I have to go get my cell phone from the car, I keep for emergencies, and call the company to find out what's going on.

Love the joke. I think probably a lot of people were thinking that when he was in office. Now they have another poor man to heckle and poke jokes at. They don't even seem to want to give the new president a chance to show what he can do, there have been so many against him from the start. But let's face it, Bush Junior did seem a little dense more than once while in office. And so much of what they are blaming the new president for is stuff Bush left behind. I hate to think what might have happened if Palin was in the white house, she would probably be walking around carrying a machine gun with her and using it to get her way. LOL

I didn't know you were having problems, because for the past week or so, I haven't been getting around to the blogs I like to check. Have been very busy and this past week Abe had three doctor appointments which I either had to drive him to, or ride along with him. That takes time out of the day that you normally can use for something else. More later.

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