Welcome to Fern Valley

Here in central Alberta prime farm country,my husband Martin and I work together raising beef cattle and Appaloosa horses. Fern valley appaloosas have long been known for their quality of temperament conformation and color.I have recently rediscovered a love of writing and have published 2 collections of poetry. "Telling Tails" and Tails Trails and Campfire stories" . I look forward to a future spreading my wings as an author and as a horse woman .

Thursday, 4 August 2011

The good , the bad , and the ugly

So I have been offline ,more or less fr the last day or soWhy , because I was hacked!!!!!
Some individual took it upon themselves to attempt to hack my email,paypal, and also my blogger account!
I suspect when I was able to block them and Keep my money safe(how dare I?) they gt mad and attacked the blog. Frankly there was nothing here other than 3 years and 525 posts of me living life, sharing joy and tears and making friends.
Now ,it seems there is nothing here ,at all. Al my posts, joys and tears have been deleted by some stranger who has nothing better to do but mindlessly attack a total stranger .
Well thank you whoever you are, you did not destroy my faith in mankind , you are not smart enough ,you can attack me , and my blog. But you cannot stop the good people around me from stepping up! My fellow blogger,family,and friends here have left kind messages for me, some have even called, all willing too do what they can to help.Those are the people I believe in . Not the likes of hackers !As I have said before ,\i am a techno bumpkin, but a bumpkin with a temper, and a stubborn one to. No thanks to the google support I was finally able to access my log in info,and return to the blog. Not sure if I have lost the rest of it forever or not ,I hope not . If I have, well live and learn I guess.I will keep trying , and meanwhile will move forward ,proud to know the people I know and love.
Stay Safe , my dear friends!.

19 comments:

C-ingspots said...

Absolutely right Sherry!!!! Those cheeseballs must be tiny-minded, dull-witted, friendless and extremely empty-lived saps who are deserving of our pity. I feel sorry for people who live such a pitiful existence...must really be a drag to be them! But you my friend - you have soooo many friends and you are loved...and you actually work for what you've earned!! Welcome back!!

Nicole said...

Oh my gosh, so they deleted all your posts? That's terrible! I know they are all still on my google reader, but that's all I know for sure. I'm so sorry!

Mikey said...

I'm glad you're back and I just can't believe that happened to you! WTH?! Who does that and why? Really unbelievable. Sending a hug your way!

gowestferalwoman said...

Your hijack encouraged me to do two step verification through google - I hate that you LOST ALL YOUR POSTS!!!!

Glad you are safe now!

CharlesCityCat said...

Fern, I am just heartbroken. You really had some great ones with the all time best being "Party at Fern's" from two or so years ago.

Anyway, hugs!

Country Gal said...

Thats wicked of them to do ! I have noticed that blogger is getting hacked a bit more now, I hope Google can do something about the rest of your blog ! And your right dont let them get the best of us we will carry on !

Nuzzling Muzzles said...

Argh! That really makes me angry. My wish is that everyone in the world be given a job that keeps them busy doing something productive so that they won't have the time to even think about being destructive.

Leah Fry said...

Bad enough to be hacked, but to lose all your posts? So sorry.

GoLightly said...

It's a danged internet tragedy, is what it is. How COULD they? Useless twits, nothing better to do. If I ever find 'em, I'll sic the girls on 'em. AND Johnnie. Did I mention a trailer is coming tomorrow for him?
Make sure he's ready, we is going on a hacker hunt.

Ami said...

FERN dear... I have all of your posts in my google reader. I can send them to you one at a time unless my geek son has a better way to do it.

Ranch Girl Diaries said...

Wow that is annoying, I can't imagine how someone could do that or why they would target you?? I hope there is a way to get your posts back, did you check with Blogger? Sorry to hear you've had to go through this!!!

phaedra96 said...

I KNEW you had no intention of pushing pills...just had no idea of how to get past it!

kden said...

That makes me incredibly sad to think someone would hack you. Hope you can get things back thanks to Ami. Glad your paypal acct. is safe. Onward and Upward my friend ♥

fernvalley01 said...

Thanks so much everyone! I love you all !And I wll somehw recover the old posts ,if \i have to re write each one separately!

Linda said...

I'm glad you're back and hope there's a way to get the old posts back. I know I should back mine up but don't understand the sad minds that do such things.

Jeni said...

I'm sorry this happened to you. I hope you get everything sorted out quickly.

Cheyenne said...

Oh gosh, I'm so sorry! I have been away from reading people's blogs for so long and popped back in to see 'how you are' and felt so sad to read what happened to you. I can't imagine the frustration! I really am, just so, so sorry!

I know you can have your blog printed and bound in a book---maybe that would be a good way to preserve your blog on paper every year, or six months or so!? I think it's blurb.com and there are probably numerous other sites you could hook up with. I think they are kind of pricey-but it would be such a special keepsake.

Hoping that you are doing well and that your Summer is going alright. All the best to you! :)

aurora said...

So very sorry to hear Fern! I know you've put your heart & soul (and a ton of time) into your blog. The reason it's among my fav's, that and those unforgettable spots! You are taking a good approach to the violation of your privacy & blog. Sending positive thoughts your way!!

Confessions of a Closet Hoarder but you can call me Judy said...

I've been away from the computer the last several weeks, save a moment here and there, and things have finally settled down a bit, so I decided to get caught up with all my favorite bloggers. I'm in shock and SO sorry that somebody did this to you!!! :( My mind is full of expletives right now. >:(