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Wednesday, October 17, 2007

INTO THE MODERN WORLD
You know I love gadgets, but for some reason my husband hates to spend money on technology. Give him his big satellite dish and he's happy, but after seeing my daughter's DVR system on a small dish, I've coveted one for several years. (slap on my hand. Bad Colleen to covet.) Anyway, I got fed up with Comcast's digital voice and all the problems I was having. People couldn't call in and they'd get sent directly to voice mail. Or the phone would ring and I couldn't answer it. Very weird. So I decided I was going back to Verizon.

Well lo and behold, Verizon had a great package similar to the one at Comcast only it was a little cheaper AND had more channles with DirecTV. I had to pay a smidge more for the DVR system but I jumped anyway. Oh my. Now I see what I was missing all these years! I had it tape Biggest Loser last night. Kara called about the time I was going to go over and watch it but I'd already set it up. After I got off the phone with the baby girl, I started the program from the beginning, fast forwarded through all the commercials and watched the show in 45 minutes.

Um, if I count my time as what it's worth, I'm SAVING Dave money by getting the DVR system, don't you think? LOL

Friends, keep our family in your prayers. My sweet daughter-in-law miscarried yesterday. It was a very hard day for us. They can try again in December so please pray nothing goes wrong with the second try.
Colleen Coble  
posted at 8:53 AM  
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At 9:16 AM, Blogger Kristy Dykes said...

Oh, Colleen, my eyes misted when I read your last paragraph about your sweet d-i-l. I'm so sorry. Yes, I'll pray that her body--and heart--will heal, and things will go well for her, and soon, she and your son will be anticipating the birth of a little one.

 
At 9:48 AM, Blogger Colleen Coble said...

Thanks so much, Kristy! She's got her legs under her again this morning. She's such a sweetheart. I hated that she and Davy were going through this. He's keeping a stoic upper lip but I can tell he's hurting too.

 
At 9:55 AM, Blogger Heather Diane Tipton said...

Aww, Colleen I'm so sorry. Totally praying for both of them!

 
At 10:04 AM, Blogger Suzanne said...

Yes, I agree that you should be able to tell your hubby that he's saving money with the DVR. Time = Money, right?

You're going to wonder how you ever lived without it! My favorite thing about it is being able to flip through Turner Classic Movies and set all of the interesting ones to record so when I'm in an old movie mood they are there at my fingertips!

 
At 10:10 AM, Blogger Cara Putman said...

Praying for you and Donna.

 
At 10:29 AM, Blogger Jaime said...

Here's a virtual hug for you, Colleen! :(

 
At 10:52 AM, Blogger Ane Mulligan said...

Oh, Colleen, I'm so sorry. I'll definitely be praying that soon all of you will be holding a sweet blessing, one Grandma can spoil to pieces!

 
At 11:58 AM, Blogger Travis Erwin said...

So sorry about your family's loss. Hope all goes well in the future.

 
At 12:00 PM, Blogger Colleen Coble said...

Thanks for the hugs and the prayers, my friends!

Suzanne, I'm already hooked. I'm having the most fun with seeing what to record! LOL

 
At 12:34 PM, Blogger Deena said...

Praying for all of you...for healing and for mercy from God and for the desires of your hearts to be given to you by the Father.

 
At 2:08 PM, Blogger Amy said...

Praying for your daughter-in-law. That's so hard.

Be careful with the DVR! I find I watch more tv with it than without! (but oh how i love fast-forwarding through commericals!)

 
At 5:09 PM, Blogger Kellie said...

So sorry to hear about your kiddos. Such a great loss for the whole family. Know that I am praying for all of you.

kellie

 
At 5:19 PM, Blogger Kay said...

I loved our DVR when we had it.
No more viagra commercials and what not!

I am so sorry about your loss. Praying for you all.

 
At 9:06 PM, Blogger Katy McKenna said...

Oh, Colleen, I too am sad about your family's loss. Prayers for you all!

 
At 9:10 PM, Blogger Kayla said...

I justified watching more shows after getting the DVR by saying that it streamlined my TV watching, allowing me to watch more TV shows in the same amount of time. *nods*

I'm so sorry to hear about the miscarriage, especially after it was so exciting to everyone! *hugs*

 
At 12:04 PM, Blogger Jenny said...

Colleen,
You and your family have my deepest sympathy. It doesn't matter at what age you lose a child, it is still heart-rending. Wish I could hug you all in person but know I am praying for you and yours.

 
At 12:41 PM, Blogger Shauna said...

Oh, Colleen, my heart breaks for you and your family. I've watched friends and family of mine struggle through this and it's very difficult. You all are in my prayers.

 
At 12:25 AM, Blogger Lynette Sowell said...

Colleen, I'm so sorry! I'm praying for healing and more good news in the future. :)

(Yes, DVR is awesome!)

 
At 9:34 PM, Blogger Malia Spencer said...

DVR is fun, isn't it? Absolutely love it. :)

My heart aches for all of you on Donna's loss. Give her and Davy a hug for me and of course my prayers are with them.

 
At 10:43 AM, Blogger Andrea said...

Colleen,
My heart just breaks to hear about Donna's loss. I pray that everyone (Davy especially), will be able to acknowledge the depth of the loss so that God can heal in His miraculous way. Please pass along to Donna and Davy our cyberhugs, tears and hopes that very soon, God will bless them with another child - this time, a healthy, hearty one to stay.

 

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