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What a year!!! It has been a case of Murphy's Law for most of it. For those that do not know what Murphy's Law is here it is - "What can go wrong WILL and at the worst time possible". I even had O'Toole's Law working at times - It says simply that "Murphy was an optimist". So you can image the chaos that has been this year.
First my move from my youngest son's place to living with my oldest son & his wife. Started end of March - finally moved in in mid May. Car problems swallowed the savings so had to rely on family to move and of them only one had a ute. He worked all week and some weekends too - add in rain and it took ages to shift most of my stuff. The house my youngest son was buying fell through so they have had to stay in the same rental . Next month they are moving to a new home. So it has been packing & unpacking for months without moving. My stuff got mixed up with their belongings. Hassle, hassle! Hopefully by Christmas, it will all be sorted.
At the beginning of June, I had an accident - fell face first onto the concrete patio. I did get the grandson to put a note on my avatars that I had busted my hand. That was only one problem. I broke bones on little & ring fingers & dislocated the joints and also tore the tendons and opened up the whole back of my hand. It was my right hand and took ages to heal and months of rehab to get working properly. Found I am pretty useless with my left hand. So no playing. The major problem was my face. I broke my nose again!! and my left eye socket and cracked my forehead. My face swelled up and turned black & blue. The doctors could not do anything until the swelling went down. So first the brain - several Scans showed I had escaped swelling inside the brain but I was severely concussed so had several visits to a neuro specialist to keep following up on my progress. Gradually the headaches lessened but I am still wary now whenever I get a headache or blurry vision or dizzy, etc. My nose has settled into a place where it only slightly impedes my breathing so the specialists do not want to touch it. Considering I am a great anaesthetic risk with my immune compromised chronic chest & other conditions, they do not want to operate. My eye socked repaired itself - just a bump on my eyebrow line to show where it was. The whole issue with the eye was my vision. I could not see for 2 weeks and have had blurry & distorted vision since the accident. They waited 6 weeks to see if it settled - I still get blurry vision. Laser treatment did help with seeing properly but the blurriness is now caused by bad "dry eye". I just can't win. I am also currently waiting on new glasses which hopefully will also help me to see better. I still have times when I can't see to play or read or even watch TV. Boring!!! I do have to watch how long I spend at the computer so I have been really glad that MC has been going through a lull period. I missed most of the Spring Event so did not want to miss more.
I downloaded the Update that has lots of people losing games, etc. I have tried to follow the forum for news but can't always get in each day. Some days I have a good day and some days are not! I took down the wish list for my main game - DotJ and left it at level 108. I have popped into my other games and basically done an inventory check and some gifting but no real playing. I am waiting for the fix before I get back into playing. After today all games will have no wish list and a message on my avatars.
And this is where Murphy's Law raises its head again. I will be AWAY until mid November. The son & daughter-in-law are taking me on holiday with them. We are going to Hervey Bay to catch up with friends and so I get the chance to visit with my mum-in-law who is in a nursing home there. She is in her 90s so neither of us are getting any younger. This year has taught me to do things when I can because tomorrow may be a whole different scenario.
So can my friends please wait for me as I will be back!! I will set my Halloween Rooms up so friends can access them while I am away but I won't be able to change to the new room (IF there is one) until I get back. Hoping, HOPING, HOPING that the Fall Event fixes the update issue and delivers a great Event!.
Take care my friends,
PS: To all my friends who have/ are having update issues, I do hope that it is resolved soon. I have been dismayed how many wonderful players have been impacted. Take heart and I will continue to pray that all will be well soon.
Dot, thanks for the update!
Sorry you've been going through so much these past months.
But I'm so glad to hear that your upcoming absence is for such a GOOD reason. Have a great trip!
I am glad to hear that you have come through all of this and still have your cheerful outlook on life. Enjoy your holiday with the family and come back as fit and healthy as you can.
Remember there is always a bed for you down here in Tassie.
Gosh Dot I am so sorry to hear all this trouble you are having. I will surley be praying for you. You need a vacation and I'm glad you're going with your family. Don't even worry about things in the castle. Hopefully the new update will fix things. I've been playing my game but only to send gifts and I still get kicked out of the game sometimes. When that happens I just shut it down and let it go till next gifting time. I have been praying I don't lose my game. You have fun on your vacation and we'll be waiting for you when you get back. Please stay safe. No more accidents. Sandy (anglegirl 70)
Thanks you for your support and wishes.
Take care and stay safe. "See" you when I return.
I was really looking forward to coming down to visit you but the family are not letting travel alone at the moment. Hopefully next year (May maybe??) I will finally get there. Aiming for it anyway. Till then please take care and stay safe.
Dearest Dot -
Wishing you alotta good luck with recovery. Not to worry about us other MC players. I, for one, will be watching for your return. Appreciate you letting us know how you are.
Have a great vacation! You deserve a breakaway.
My thoughts are with you.
I really admire your great attitude. Life happens, but it sounds like you got more than your fair share. The best thing is to fix what you can when you can and have patience that the rest will get fixed eventually. I used to have you on my friends list and look forward to adding you back for the Winter Event. Enjoy your trip.
(pc Ginger Sue and Navy Blue - on HOLD til the glitches are fixed.)
My goodness, you really have been through the wringer this year, my dear friend!! I'll keep you in my prayers for better times going forward!
As I was one of your friends who got reset to level 1, i am also waiting for the fix/Fall Event before I try to open my game again. So, no worries, I will always wait for you, no matter how long it takes. I would never delete you.
Enjoy your visit as best you can and stay safe, my dear!
Well, Murphy's Law has reared its head again!!!!! GRRRRRRRRRR!
We left at 6.30 this morning for the road trip part of our holiday - all up there are about 14 hours of driving to reach our destination. Got 2 and a bit hours south of Townsville and the car warning lights came on - temperature and motor sensor lights. We were not game to drive it any further. It was fully serviced - ready for the trip 2 weeks ago so we thought we were fine to go. But Murphy had other ideas!! The RACQ breakdown mechanic came out and the upshot is - I got a ride back to Townsville in a tow truck!!! I had the car dropped off at my mechanic who had a quick look at it. His words were "something weird is happening with your car!!" The onboard computer was sending out lots of false readings but as it controls the car's electronics, the car was even refusing to start. Now I know it is Halloween but here it is now November 1 surely the gremlins could rest now.
So no holiday for me. Instead I am dog-sitting at home. My son & daughter-in-law continued (in their car) on the trip as there were some things that could not be cancelled - including picking up a new puppy - a cavoodle 8 weeks old. The breeder will only keep it for a short time, Add in, they would have difficulty getting time off work to go again at another time and I thought it best if they continued on. The daughter-in-law argued the hardest as she was looking forward to a holiday that included me.
Hoped that the Fall Event might have started to make things feel better but no, that hasn't happened either. Now do I sneak into my DotJ game and do an inventory check or do I wait for the Fall Event & the fix??? With the way my luck is running at the moment, I think I might need to wait.
To all my friends thank you for your wishes. Take care.
PS: Now it is raining - bucketing down!!! Can't even go outside unless I want to get very, very wet.