52 Responses to Debacle

  1. Joyce says:

    I’m sorry you had to go through this “debacle!” Thank you for the info, I do have recovery on both my email accounts, and up to now I’ve been very annoyed at the messages to update them. Now I won’t be!
    So, back to the quilting chair and the spectacular view for you, I hope!

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    • I am glad to hear you’re all taken care of. πŸ™‚ Yes, I went back to the quilting chair to get the first baby quilt ready for the long arm quilter only to find out my backing was a couple of inches too narrow for the top and a good 12″ too narrow for the long arm machine. LOL It sure hasn’t been my couple of days. πŸ™‚

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  2. Oh good golly……I feel your pain. I watched my daughter go through something similar last summer, in the middle of a move cross country, selling a house etc. It wasn’t pretty. I am glad you are up and running again and have won the technology game for yesterday at least. It is so easy to “fat finger” a password on a small portable device when typing with “fat fingers” on a screen. I miss my stylus for my phone or the real keypad I had on my first smart phone.

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  3. Joanne Sisco says:

    Technology is wonderful … until it doesn’t work. I have a similar fear about forgetting the password to the ‘vault’ where all my passwords are saved. I don’t even want to think about it!!

    Thanks for the reminder about the recovery email or phone #. Something I’ll have to look into … although I’m not even sure where to start!

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  4. Donna says:

    Glad ;you got everything fixed and hope you slept well last night.

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  5. Oh, my! Glad everything is sorted out. But what a pain!

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  6. Dan Antion says:

    I am sorry you had to go through that, Judy. When things are connected, it makes it difficult to work your way out of a ______. I am glad you found a helping hand and are back in the connected universe.

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  7. Hi Judy. Same thing for me this week, and not totally resolved. I won’t even go into it, except to say some aspects of our lives have become hellish.

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    • Say it isn’t so. I wouldn’t wish this stress on anyone, let alone a friend. Accessing accounts was the big thing, but then you add all the saved info and your contacts, and it’s like someone locked you out of your office. I will be hoping that everything gets resolved.

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      • I think everything will be OK, but I’m not happy that ALSO my laptop computer – just over a year old – has been recalled – it’s a Mac – apparently the hard drive is defective. How scary, I could have lost everything. I’ve spent hours dealing with this recall, which led me to a problem similar to yours….sheesh. Unbelievable. They should just give me a new computer.

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      • Wow – a Mac recall. That is scary. I use a Mac, and I wonder every week how much longer it will keep going because in technology years, it’s old.

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      • This is the first Mac that didn’t have what we know as a “hard drive” – was supposed to be much better. Well, that new part is what is defective. (Mine has been fine, but in a small number of these newer laptops it has failed.) So with this new generation, I think you are better off having waited….hopefully they will have worked out the bugs.

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  8. Oddment says:

    Oh, no! I go with Valorie’s word “hellish,” just above. I’ve been offered the opportunity for that back-up but I just figured it was another bit of data for them to sell and I’ve not done it. I guess I’d better think more about this. You sure have my sympathies for what you’ve been through — what a nightmare!

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  9. Murphy's Law says:

    $?%{Β£\*=#)@/ Okay, I filled in the ‘blank’ word!! Sounds like a bundle of fun. Glad you’re back in business and hope your BP is back in the normal range!!
    🐾Ginger 🐾

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  10. sandybrackett says:

    Great advice! And love the picture for your blog header! Beats looking at snow πŸ˜‰

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  11. My daughter had a similar thing happen and she couldn’t retrieve anything because the back up went to a phone she no longer owned with a number she no longer had because she had left that country and moved to Canada. So annoying. Glad you were able to get help though.

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  12. Norm 2.0 says:

    So sorry you had to go through all this hassle. Now I’m off to double check how all my recovery info is set up…thanks for the reminder πŸ™‚

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  13. Annie says:

    Holy _____! I’m breaking out in a sweat just reading your blog. As soon as I finish typing this I’m going to log on to my account and add my phone number. Funny thing is… something pops up every now and then asking me to add my phone number. I just click it off. Never more, never more! Thank you!

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  14. joey says:

    I HATE passwords, HATE HATE HATE and as soon as I started reading I knew where you were going. I have experienced MANY a cluster____ over forgotten passwords. Yes, I have phone recovery, but still, it takes too gd long.
    So sorry you suffered, glad Camile made the difference and may you never experience anything like that again!

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  15. Eliza Waters says:

    Sorry to hear of your ‘debacle’ but thanks for sharing what you learned with us. I will look into it, as I’m not sure I have the same.

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  16. pommepal says:

    Never heard of this 😱will have to check it out ASAP or talk to son about it…. thanks for the mention

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  17. Terrible and frustrating! Thanks for sharing, however, because now I will be checking to see if we have those recoveries in place! Hope your day today is a little less taxing!

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  18. I think I have a recovery phone set up, but I’m going to check thanks to your posting about this. I can’t imagine the stress you must have felt that whole time. I thought I was so clever once when I had all sort of passwords written in the Notes features of my iPhone. But then my young and smarter-than-me nephew pointed out all someone had to do was hack my phone, and they’ve have everything. Oops. I’m glad you’re back in business now. – Marty

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  19. Yikes! I get those notices to set up a recovery phone number/email address now-and-then but I have ignored them until now. Thanks for the words of warning.

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  20. treadway says:

    I had this same experience the other day…not with the account linked to this comment. But the one used by my husband before his stroke. Have used the stored password for ages…have changed it over the years but had not changed it in a while. My heart just dropped…it is linked to husbands insurance account…I have to have it cause they always send a verification code to it. Amazon is linked to it…

    I finally tried answering the security questions and believe it or not I got them right. One was favorite author, and I forget what the other was. I had set up all that to begin with, not my husband. Talk about relief!

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  21. Tina Schell says:

    Oh I SO understand this one Judy. Years ago we had Comcast cable and they β€œnicely” include an email address. Who knew when we moved to ATT that they’d kill the email ?!?!? What a mess. Good for u for following thru. I just gave up and started over w Apple. 😱😱

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  22. Yikes! So glad you still have your sanity! Not sure I would in your shoes.

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