101311. Thank you all for your patience while life plays its little games ...
As many of you know, my beautiful grandmother passed away and left a major hole in my life and the lives of all of my family.
What most don't know is that my Gram was the first to know about the day I met the Cowboy.
Gram and I had regular phone calls while I was working on the film in New Mexico when we met. And she just happened to call minutes after the Cowboy walked past my door and changed my destiny with his boots, chambray shirt, wild rag and Stetson.
It was months later that I realized I would be spending my life with him ...but Gram new right away. She said she knew the feeling. She had that experience with her husband, with whom she is finally reunited.
I miss her.
But that's not why you haven't heard from me.
Because I'd love to share all sorts of stories about the Gram I knew and love.
Truth is ... Just before her passing my computer crashed. A fatal hard drive failure. And it's taken this long to find someone who could recover the data and rebuild it.
But the kicker is ...it's still not fixed.
I heard from my computer guy today and we're still a week to 10 days from total info recovery.
But at least it's coming back!
And John thinks it will be faster and stronger an better than ever!
And I'll have a back-up drive so I don't have to struggle like this again. (don't worry Reed ...that's a promise!)
In the meantime, I'm going to enjoy another week at a technological disadvantage. (As much as i love the iPhone ... Yeah ... Not so easy to blog from an iPhone)
And I'm going to enjoy my late blooming dahlias (the prettiest one is pictured) before the snow arrives (which could be as early as this weekend) and I have to either dig up the bulbs or cut and cover them with mulch. (Does anyone have a suggestion about whether he dahlia can survive just covered?)
So ...I'll be back ... (to quote the movie that birthed the sequel on which I worked and met the love of my life) ...in a week or so.
And I thank you for the emails, texts, comments and Facebook posts asking about the posts. I'm very psyched I'm not the only one who misses them.