Saturday, December 26, 2020

2020 Strikes Again!

 

Hi, all!

Well, if you didn't hear yet, we had a bit of excitement here in Nashville on Christmas morning - an intentional bombing from an RV parked on historic Second Avenue downtown.  Everyone I know is fine - there were only three injuries reported for reasons we won't go into here (you can read them on CNN!) but because it happened right across the street from the AT&T hub, internet, email and phone service (and TV!!!) are all totally disrupted and we don't know when it will be restored to any semblance of normalcy.  I am writing this from a local MacDonalds - the only place I could find internet service at all - but I don't know how easy it will be to get back, or if the service will be reliable enough to hit again later in the week.

So in the meantime, bless your lucky stars if your e-services are working properly and say a prayer for me, stuck inside and remembering how to turn on my own lights (Alexa has spoiled me mightily!)

If I don't see you before then (heaven forbid!) have a happy and safe New Year's Eve celebration!

Hugs!

Sarah

30 comments:

  1. That is so terrible!! I cannot even imagine someone would do that...hope your services get back online soon.
    Sending good thoughts your way hugs, Julierose

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  2. Good to know you're safe. Hope your technology (and Alexa) are back to serve you soon.

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  3. Oh my goodness! No, I hadn't heard -- I'd taken a break from the news to focus on family for a few days. This is especially distressing to hear that it happened in Nashville, as Vanderbilt is one of the schools my son is applying to and now the city seems less safe than it did when we visited a year ago. Of course, bad things can and do happen anywhere and everywhere. I'm so glad you're safe and sound and that damage was limited to a few injuries and technology disruption. Despite ALL that 2020 threw at you, Merry Christmas to you and your loved ones.

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  4. That's terrible. Glad to hear you and yours are all safe and sound. Can't wait for this year to show me its tail lights. Take care. ;^)

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  5. I had heard, but didn't think I "knew" anyone from the area. Guess I do! I'm glad to hear almost everyone was unharmed, but losing modern conveniences still stinks. I hope they get things repaired soon, but safely (who knows what other wackos might still be out there?). Just fire up the sewing machine, turn on the radio and pretend like it's 2010! Or earlier...

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  6. Things just won't STOP from going wrong.

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  7. So sorry things are chaotic now. Hopefully when your internet, tv, email and WiFi return, you can see the wonderful things that have happened. Prayers and good is he’s to you and yours.

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  8. What a horrible thing....I hope they are able to get you back on the grid, sooner rather than later. So glad more were not hurt, but I am so sorry about this explosion-more senseless violence.

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  9. Wow I had not heard. So glad you are fine. Hope all services are back up and running soon.

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  10. Yes, it has been an extra rough year for we Nashvillians. I was also on the edge of the March tornado and got a new roof. I was more fortunate than my neighbors on the next few streets. I have no cell service, but luckily, I have cable internet. We will be okay. We are Nashville Strong!

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  11. It was on the news down here in NZ, I am so thankful you are safe, and if McDonald's is the only place for Internet, we will hope you stay safe, have ample food, warmth, fabric, and we will understand if you cannot post as usual. XXX from a cold, wet, windy and stormy NZ.

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  12. Oh my word! I am so sorry -- I did hear about the bombing. Such madness anymore... Glad more people weren't injured and I hope those who were injured recover fully. Blessings to you ... stay safe!

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  13. I am glad you were able to report in. I didn’t think you’d have a reason to be downtown that time of the morning, but I appreciate the confirmation. I hope you get all of your services back soon!

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  14. Glad to hear you're safe. Thank you for all the time you put into your blog, I appreciate it and enjoy all the inspiration. Wishing you all the best for the New Year!

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  15. Glad you are safe, and hope your service is restored soon.

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  16. So senseless and crazy. Hoping life can return to some kind of normal soon for all those in Nashville. Internet and TV are the only source of connection to the outside world for many in this crazy year of Covid.

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  17. I did hear about it, and it makes me sick! Nine years ago Christmas, we were in Nashville. I really hope if anyone else is involved, that they catch them.
    Lack of communication is scary to say the least!

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  18. So glad you are alright first and foremost! It is amazing how dependent we are on good internet, etc! Hope everything is restored soon!

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  19. I did immediately think of you, but knew you didn't live downtown. I also knew about the ATT service interruptions, but didn't realize how widespread the problems were. At least you can still sew. We'll all manage until you get back online.
    Pat

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  20. It was on the news here in Brazil, so scary.

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  21. It is one more crazy thing in this crazy year. I do not understand what possesses people to do such ugly things.

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  22. Amazing that no one was killed, and only three injured. It seems the man didn't want any people injured, only property. Let's hope he was working alone -- it seems he was, but who knows?
    Glad you're OK! Maybe your tech is back up & running by now.

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  23. Amazing that so many weren't killed--internet, etc is only inconvenient, right?! Take care, belated Merry Christmas!

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  24. I heard about that. Glad that you are safe. I hope service is restored soon.

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  25. I thought of you and your family immediately but I also knew you didn't live downtown. I'm glad you all are safe!! So crazy that all your e-services are knocked out, they aren't talking about that on the network news :-( I hope you get it all back as quickly and safely as possible...sending hugs and big wishes for a Happy New Year!!

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  26. So happy to hear you are safe. No modern communication is heck though. Prayers to you and all the people in the area of Nashville. Many thanks to the police for saving lives.

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  27. 2020 crazy needs to end! So glad you are same Sarah. Hope you and Nashville are doing better each day recovering. So Sorry this happened.

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