I will try this blog post and let it run for a day or two to see if it goes berserk again. I THINK we’ve got it “fixed” but won’t know until I hit the “publish” button. You can’t know how scared I am to do this! I guess I’ll need to have you let me know if it’s working. I am so sorry but hackers are smarter than I am so here we go……

108 thoughts on “Testing

  1. Jane E Davidsaver

    Looks good so far. 🙂
    Sorry for your stressful headaches over keeping up your Blog, but your readers so appreciate your hard work and generosity in sharing so much.

  2. Susan in PA

    Looks like it’s fixed. I had to laugh because I got 93 last week from you. I missed the “real” ones a lot.

  3. marie Beers

    So far so good! When I started getting the same post over and over I knew there was a problem and eventually you’d get it fixed. Sorry this happened to you. Hackers need to get a life.

  4. Debra Miller

    I didn’t get the “working on it” post but this came through fine and only once!

  5. Jo in Wyoming

    Ok, Mary, it came across just fine.
    6 ads to click on
    But (always a but), you and Connie’s picture are way down on the right hand side. Normally your on the top of the page.

    When those posts started repeating, my first thought was, oh! brother, what have I done now! My hubby will hold his head, shake it and ask what I did. My standard answer, “I hit it with a big stick”…I answer everything that way!!!

  6. Mary Lu in Salem OR

    So glad to see you today. Your musings have been very missed the
    last few days. So sorry you had to work through the problem.

  7. Deb

    Hi mary…..only 1 blog post came through! So sorry you had hacker problems but glad you are brave and are trying to get it back up and running.

  8. Patricia Tucker

    Fine from Georgia, Mary. Thanks so much for your blog. I really enjoy it.

  9. Bonnie Crane

    Mary, I didn’t pay any attention to the date either. I was wishing I had that book!!! Never occurred to me that your blog had been hacked. I’m not very savvy when it comes to technology. I’m so sorry you have to go through this mess. I do so enjoy your posts and projects. I agree with one of the previous ladies, Have a beer and hug some critters.

    1. Judy 1951

      I love your daily blog and am so sorry hackers are making it difficult. grr. Thank you for continuing to make it work.

  10. Vickie Devore

    Hi. Seems all right so far. Yesterday I just always hit delete because I could “see or feel” something wasn’t right. Sure missed your daily notes — even short ones. thanks for all you do!!!

  11. Mary Lu

    Ok today in Salem Oregon. Have really missed your musings the
    last few days. Sorry you had to work through such a problem.

  12. Freda Ireland

    Not a Problem for me! I know how to highlight all the duplicates at once & hit delete once! I did not have to call my Hubby to bring my BIG stick! But, I knew you were letting it bother you! I felt bad for you! Missing your Blog! Looks like it is fixed now! Hackers are just jealous that other people, like you, have a Life! This was just ‘a very small ripple in the pond of life!’ Freda in AL

    1. Maureen

      Mary-I opened everyone of the duplicate emails and closed all the ads, I just hope you get the credit😊!

  13. Marcella

    You’re doing great! I was afraid you may become so frustrated that you may give this whole blog problem a gone forever kick. So I’m so happy you found your way back to your posts. I so enjoyed the last pictures of the animals, quilts, and Camber who is a precious sight. Thanks so much Mary!

  14. Sue in Oregon

    Came through just fine here, Mary. And, just one. Those terrible hackers are out to spoil it for everyone. Just makes me spitting mad.

  15. Cheryl in St. Paul

    Oh Mary, I’m so sorry you had to deal with this. I know how hard you must have worked on the remedy. All of us who eagerly await your posts knew you would never purposefully burst all those emails in a day. Thank you for being you!

  16. Martha Engstler Gettysburg

    I was so glad to see your blog again this morning (only once.) Really missed your blogs but know it must have frustrated you. Thanks for all your efforts. Appreciate it so much.

  17. Pat Smith

    It seems to be all right here. I’m glad because I’ve so missed reading your blog! I’m also sorry you’ve had to deal with this when I know how busy you are. Judging from the other comments, I’d say there are a lot of readers that will be happy to see you back.

  18. Janice M Hebert

    Don’t be sorry! Just so glad that it seems to be working now, it must have been such a pain for you! Look forward to new posts. Missed you! Jan in MA

  19. Tina W. From Oregon

    Yay! So glad you’re back! Your blog is a highlight of the day.
    My #8 is bound except for the corner where the label goes. I’ll email you a picture soon.

  20. Jane Dumler

    Only one here in the mountains of Colorado. I had 31 of the other post and some of those never loaded.
    The 31 came over a 24 hour period. Thanks for all you do for us Mary. Your posts are a breath of fresh air!

  21. Teresa

    Mary, it’s so good to have you back!

    I hope you get the $$ for all of the Ads that we’re closed in all the repeat posts. 😊

    Have a wonderful Saturday now that you can put this frustration behind you.

  22. Launa

    Okay here in sunny Idaho! Thanks for continuing this wonderful blog Mary! You brighten so many followers’ days! Sunny, but just 64o @ near 10am!

  23. Connie Blyler

    LOL!! I knew you were just mortified Mary! And I also knew that eventually you would get it fixed! I rec’d only this one this morning here in Georgia….. and I have missed your daily postings – as many said above , they’re a breath of fresh air as well as a vicarious way to enjoy country/farm living!
    Just for the record, I stopped counting when they reached 100 over a 24 hour period. I think only one more batch came in after that! Glad you’re back – have a great rest of weekend! Hope you’re weather is a grand as ours is! 🙂

  24. Carrolyn v

    Bless your heart for your persistence………I would have given up so long ago….but I’m glad you haven’t! Drink two beers on me…check in the mail!

  25. Susan Lenz

    I received one message. It may be working. You are a gem for all the troubles that come with blogging,you keep charging forward! I do love reading what you are up to. Let’s hope the tech stuff behaves for awhile! No more problems! Enjoy this lovely day🌼

  26. Crystal Daniels

    Your post came through in Kentucky. Thanks for sharing your posts with us. Hope you have a wonderful day!!!

  27. mary jane

    Mary, looks like you are back in business.. I have never experienced that before also…after 30 I quit counting. Now all our lives will be back to normal with your blogs to provide us with info and pictures and comfort. Thanks..mj

  28. Marsha from Kansas

    One post, Mary. Thanks so much for all of your efforts in trying to resolve the issue, as totally frustrating as it must have been. We have all missed you! Welcome back!

    1. Kathy in western NY

      Mary I feel so sorry for what you went through and echo Marsha’s comment that we all appreciate the effort you have put into this frustrating situation. All we had to do was delete the emails but you …..oh my. So much work to keep us happy reading of your life. I am sure you had three beers when you had to deal with it but It’s all good now!!!

  29. Nancy Norris

    I only got one post this time. You are such an amazing woman. You are a bright spot in my day.

  30. Madelyn

    Looks good from Texas! So sorry for the problems you’ve had.
    I really enjoy your blog

  31. Patti in W Barnstable

    Hi Mary, We have missed you! Thanks for all you have to do to keep the blog going.

  32. Barbara

    I got one. But after opening it up and reading comments it said Not Secure —Country Threads. The other WordPress blogs that I receive do not say Not Secure. This is for your info. I hope it helps.

  33. Patricia

    Oh Dear Mary. So far ,so good. Only one. I had no idea what happened. I wouldn’t have realized a hacker was responsible. I just thought it was an electronic glitch of some sort. Anyway thanks for persisting. We all appreciate it.

  34. patti leal

    got one in florida. i appreciate your willingness to get through these messes. i enjoy your blog and ‘talkings’ so much. try not to stress. patti in florida

  35. Nancy Tiede

    Working good! Closed a lot of ads. Thanks for all you do. We all appreciate you share in patterns and projects.

  36. Nancy T

    Looks like it is working good. Only got one today. Love reading your blog and seeing the pictures.

  37. Susan the Farm Quilter

    Yippee!!! Only 1 email instead of 30!!! Hope you got it figured out, because that was crazy!! Yep, hackers are way smarter than I am with the computer…the “bleeps”!!

  38. Beryl Hoff

    I received the test at 8:33AM Mountain time,,,thank you! hope it works too!

  39. Diane, Squeak's Mom

    Oh, Mary, THANK YOU for trying again. It came through just fine and I had 6 ads to click.
    Why do Hackers think it is ok to do that? They should be put in a skunk hole for all the animals
    to spit on or whatever they deserve!!
    I so enjoy your blog and would hate to have it end. Here’s hoping:)

  40. Marsha Ivers

    So far I only received one copy of the newsletter. Yay! I knew it had to be someone hacking your address book or something similar. I’m hoping that none of us got a worm or something equally horrible from them! So glad you got it resolved. Thank you for publishing your newsletter, I love getting it and would hate to have you stop because of some evil doers like hackers!

  41. Ellie

    Just this one today so all seems well. So sorry you had to deal with hackers fooling with you. Don’t know what pleasure they can get out of such annoying stunts! I felt badly for you and knew you would get it fixed as soon as you could. I’m just sorry you had such a headache to deal with! I hope you had a nice cold beer when you were done!

  42. Fiona at Ice Bear Quilts

    Hi Mary,
    Just the one e-mail today, so I think you can consider the problem fixed!

  43. Cindy Karas

    Cindy K. from NW Wi. Oh, Mary you poor thing, it seems to be fixed. I can only hope all the ads I clicked count! You don’t deserve this, you give to everyone and they picked on you, isn’t this your fair week? Well, I hope your new week will be gangbusters.

  44. Diane in WI

    Only one post here in southern Wisconsin. I clicked on seven ads for you. I hope the problem is fixed for you. Enjoy the weekend.

  45. Brenda archambault

    Mary, looks like the computer nightmare is over here in Arizona. Only 111 here today … But it’s dry heat!
    Looking forward to fair news and Reed’s quilt.

  46. Sunflower from Michigan

    Only one post in Michigan, as Linda said above. I’ve missed your news. Closed lots of ads and I read some older posts and closed ads there, too.

  47. Diane Bauer

    Success!!! One post only today!! So sorry you had to deal with that! Glad to have you back!

  48. Jeanine

    Good here. So glad you are back, but hate that you had to go through this. The good thing is that I have closed many, many ads because I clicked on ads every time I got the duplicate emails. I hope they all count for you. Blessings.

  49. Caryn Goulden

    Only one post today. I missed your posts—they are a bright spot in my day. Sorry you had to deal with this. I did click on a lot of ads though!

  50. Nikki M in Tx

    Mary, so sorry for the problems you have in countered …go ahead… scream… you will feel better.

  51. Jan VanDeWalle

    Looks good today, I got nothing yesterday (Fri) but got over 30 on Thursday.. I had that happen to me one day when I was talking to my grandson and held down on the enter button for too long while answering one of his questions. Stuff happens. Missed your daily missive , Love this blog.

  52. Judy

    I enjoyed Thursday’s post. (But one was enough). Will try the pattern. Thanks for the info. Glad to see that you are back online.

  53. Ethel

    So glad that’s behind us.
    So sorry for the trouble it caused you.
    Glad to have you back….isn’t a complete day w/o your blog.
    You go girl.

  54. Geri

    Just got one too! I thought it was me and that my email had gone crazy! Those stupid hackers! So stressful for you, but I do love your blog!

  55. linda

    I was able to close tabs today. I try to remember each time you post. Don’t stop the blog I love it!! I do realize the stress over this. You and Connie have a lot to share for all of us.

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