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I know you all feel as thrilled as I am to have our space back.

It was extremely painful for our techies. They are still working on the solution that will prevent this from happening again. Computers are expected to go down from time to time. I know that every time I crashed my own computer my life became hell for me and my son especially. He had to get my computer running again. Reinstalling software, data, etc. is not only tedious and time consuming, but boring.  

So What Happened Here?

The techies were doing a regular upgrade with some new features, and while the operating system was upgrading our server crushed. Usually when this happens, it takes a few minutes and the server restarts itself, however, this was a lot more complicated. The server had to be not only rebooted, but reloaded with all of the data. We have thousands of posts each day, so you can only imagine how time consuming this was for our techies who worked through the night.

When all was done, the upgrade crashed the server again, and this disaster cycle continued.

This is all very technical and way over my head, but in a nut shell this is what had happened.

Techies are still trying to stabilize the system, bare with us.

I appreciate all of your comments, hugs, messages, emails, phone calls and most of all all of the camaraderie that happens right here on Fab40.

THANK YOU FOR YOU SUPPORT AND PATIENCE.

I have some great news to share with you.  Yesterday, Stephanie officially graduated from UCSD with a degree in Communications. She is the first of our children to be a graduate.  With a very high GPA, persistency, and hard work she has managed to do so in three and a half years instead of the usual four.

Today is Daisy’s birthday and she turned 20, she is do to graduate this June from UCLA two years ahead of time.

I’m thrilled and proud, two down two to go estatic This will keep Daniel and Sasha focused on getting ahead just as fast.

I know I owe you one final blog on my “home town” visit to Russia. It’s almost ready, I’ll post it soon.

Sending you all big hugs,

Yana



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      Cynthia Schmidt wrote Jan 10, 2009
    • Thank you thank you thank you, Yana for all you do and all you did to get this site back up and running. I know what a labor of love this is for you. And, with all that’s going on, all the wonderful things going on, with your family you took the extra time and effort to keep Fab40 up and running.

      Congratulations to Stephanie on her graduation and Happy Birthday to Daisy!

      So, now for that margarita! How does 11:00 or so on Saturday the 17th at El Torito across from John Wayne Airport sound for lunch!!!!!



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      Amy L. Harden wrote Jan 10, 2009
    • Yana:

      Congrats to Stephanie!  

      Happy Birthday to Daisy!

      So, glad you are back...

      so sorry your return was with technical computer stuff....what a bummer!

      Did I say I was glad you are back?

      Looking forward to reading your post on the trip to Russia...

      This bears repeating ...I am so happy you are back! happy

      I missed you!



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      Karyn Olson wrote Jan 10, 2009
    • So glad to see that things are up and running...I think we were all kind of going bonkers here...lol  Thanks so much for all you do...it is much appreciated...happy



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      Almostfive0 wrote Jan 10, 2009
    • Wow Yana!
      What a way to start the new year!  Glad to be back!

      Thank Techi Wizzards for getting it all together for us...you do an amazing job!

      Congratulations Stephanie...well done!

      Happy Birthday Daisy!

      Stay focused Daniel and Sasha!! It will be over before you know!



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      Denise Richardson wrote Jan 10, 2009
    • WHEW!!! I'm glad we're back hope it doesn't happen again.



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      Feathermaye wrote Jan 10, 2009
    • Congrats to you and your girls for each overcoming your milestones. Hopefully this doesn’t set a precedent for the year to come! ;)

      I’m looking forward to the rest of the details on your trip. I really enjoyed seeing the sites with you.



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      Stephanie Wolf wrote Jan 10, 2009
    • So glad to have the site back up and running, I can’t imagine what the techies have to go through!!!  I’m glad it’s not me.
      Congrats to Stephanie and Happy Birthday to Daisy!!!
      And thanks to you, Yana, for a fantastic site for all of us!!!



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      (華娃娃) ChinaDoll wrote Jan 10, 2009
    • This is the longest withdrawal I ever faced with Fab40.  I am glad we are all back.  I miss you all.  Should have seen the panic attack I went through.
      Yana and techies, thank you for all you do, must have been stressful.
      Congrats to Stepanice and Happy Birthday to Daisy.
      Here’s a group hug for All  



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      Jenni0811 wrote Jan 10, 2009
    • Thanks Yana for putting this site together so we could all find each other. The friendships that we have formed here speak for themselves when we were temporarily inconvenienced.

      Thanks techies for fixing the problem....we wouldn’t have hurt you...now go put your clothes back on estatic

      CONGRATS to Stephanie HAPPY BIRTHDAY Daisy WE LOVE YOUR MOM!



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      (華娃娃) ChinaDoll wrote Jan 10, 2009
    • Also, see my screen, the Monkey kiss is for everyone.  Out of my CD theme momentarily.



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      Dee Dee Shaw wrote Jan 10, 2009
    • Yana,
      I want to reiterate what everyone else has said - we are ever so grateful for your tenacity and commitment (as well as the tech guys.) I particularly feel their pain, having been in their shoes more than once when I was in tech support and programming.
      Congratulations, happy birthday, get-r-done, and all that jazz to the kids. Now, has Stoli successfully graduated potty training 101 yet? tongue out
      Wish I could be there with you and Cynthia! I’ll be there in spirit!



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      Inakika wrote Jan 10, 2009
    • WEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE ARE BACK!! What a relief! It was fun meeting up on Facebook, but Fab40 is home.
      Yana, we appreciate you and all our Technical family members for all they have done for us.
      And I would like to wish Stephanie all the best, Congratulations girl! Daisy, Happy Birthday to you and many more. Your mom rocks, ladies, but I’m sure you know that!
      We‘re back ladies! WOO HOO! Now I don’t have to spend time bonding with my real family anymore! LOL! estaticestatic



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      Carine Nadel wrote Jan 10, 2009
    • Dear Yana!
      What a joy for your family-Congrats to Stephanie on her graduation. Hopefully, she will use this degree w/o the same 25 year break that I took w/ mine! LOL
      Happy Birthday to Daisy. and good for her to graduate in such a short period of time. She must be quite the fast study!
      Our Sam (Samantha)also graduated last month from UCI. Also early.
      So happy the site went back up. I had a migraine during day one, but was getting awfully frustrated until Cynthia told be to check facebook (duh).
      and now, I sent you a book review, reminded Steph about the Cervical Cancer article and I’m about to start another book for everyone to think about reading.

      pant,pant.



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      Linda Hendricks wrote Jan 10, 2009
    • Congrats to Stephanie!..... i can see Mom is so proud...

      Happy Birthday Daisy!

      And finally... sooooo glad to be back.... I truly love this site and love the people here.... glad to be back among the girlfriends!

      Ummmm... Yana ... bet you‘re ready to crack open the wine bottle... talk about stress!

      Techies.... I feel your pain.... I’m a systems tester.... so I know how it is.... crap happens... thanks for all your hard work!

      Linda



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      Dennie05 wrote Jan 10, 2009
    • I was at work all day and soooooo happy to be able to log on today!  We made do... but not very well!  Congratulations to Stephanie on her graduation!!!! Very nice!  Happy Birthday to Daisy!  What happy news!



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      Jacquie6363 wrote Jan 10, 2009
    • Well it is truly good to be back and running on the plane that we are accustomed to.  Thanks Yana and techies for staying on the job until it was done, just don’t let it happen again,.....LOL, j/k.

      Stephanie, Congratulations
      Daisy, Happy B-Day.



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      Yana Berlin wrote Jan 10, 2009
    • Thanks guy for all of your awesome comments. I have been cooking up a storm for tonights party but if you are wondering why I havnt been on, you won’t believe this our internet on the whole street is down. I’m typing using my phone. I think the worst is over, now all I have to do is survive 40 twenty somethings and rock with them all night...well maybe half the night. Big hugs to all of you for standing by patiently!



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      (華娃娃) ChinaDoll wrote Jan 10, 2009
    • Dear Yana, you need a break after all these.  We are happy campers here.  Enjoy your Saturday night live.



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      Trudy S wrote Jan 11, 2009
    • Thank goodness it was savable!  I thought I was never going to ‘see’ you ladies again.  I’ve been checking everyday - twice a day! I missed yesterday and now voila!  You‘re baaaack!

      Yahoo!

      Trudy



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      Linni wrote Jan 13, 2009
    • Thank you Yana, and the great techies we have for getting the job done, and getting our site up and running! Wooo Hooo! i had the longest withdrawls EVER being in hospital! BUT! i talked to ALL the nurses and aides who were 40ish telling them about our home here and about the family i have here on FAB40!

      STEPHANIE: CONGRATS sweetie! many blessings to you along the way! keep up the great work! we are all proud of you!

      DAISY: HAPPY BIRTHDAY! i hope you enjoyed the day that the Lord CHOSE just for you!

      Love you all!

      Linni



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