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YouTube Thursdays for May 13, 2021


We do have a pretty good excuse for our absence on Thursday. Finnegan had surgery Wednesday afternoon. The poor guy was confused from anesthesia ( and pain medication ) and wondered why he was wearing an inflatable collar around his neck. 


Naturally, 11-week-old Forrest was upset and worried about his best buddy too. Poor Finnegan couldn't relax and whimpered non-stop throughout the night. Bernie and I took turns laying on the floor next to him, but it didn't help much.


Thursday is kind of a blur, but we did manage to do some light gardening and keep the dogs from wrestling. Forrest intuitively figured out how best to help Finnegan. The two laid side by side most of the day when we didn't have Forrest outside for some solo exercise. 


Thursday afternoon, I (Debb) finally got a chance to sit down at my computer in hopes of writing a YouTube Thursdays post. However, I couldn't. Bernie figured out I needed to update my operating system and that's when things further deteriorated. We spent most of the day Friday trying to fix it. Rebooting didn't help and neither did other efforts at troubleshooting. 

This morning, Bernie thinks the problem is with Adobe. We shall see. Just hoping we can get this one posted. 


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Debb Janes  Bernie Stea
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Comments (22)

Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Hello Debb and Bernie for sharing about Finnegan over the year and also Forrest with us in the Rain.   They are family to us to.


May 15, 2021 09:48 AM
Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD

Aw, thanks Will Hamm 

May 17, 2021 07:36 AM
Carol Williams
Although I'm retired, I love sharing my knowledge and learning from other real estate industry professionals. - Wenatchee, WA
Retired Agent / Broker / Prop. Mgr, Wenatchee, WA

Hi Debb,
Hopefully, Finnegan is on the road to a speedy recovery!  Those two are so cute together.

May 15, 2021 10:15 AM
Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD

Thanks Carol Williams . They are a fun duo. 

May 17, 2021 07:36 AM
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy


My advice is to call Apple, they have been stellar at helping with issues..  They are happy to help loyal customers...Love the twosome and their closeness...A

May 15, 2021 10:26 AM
Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD

We did, Bernie just needed to schedule a time. He figured we'd have to wipe the disk and he was right. 

May 17, 2021 07:35 AM
Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
Coldwell Banker Realty - Sedona, AZ
(928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®

Hi Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD - Your puppies are so beautiful.  I can feel that wonderful energy that you must also feel for them.  This is the first time I have seen an inflatable collar.  What a great idea.  It must be much more comfortable than the old cone.  As for your computer issue.... EKK! Don't get me started.  It is like a domino effect. I hope Bernie gets it worked out soon. We upgraded 4 months ago to Big Sur and some apps also had to be upgraded. 

May 15, 2021 11:04 AM
Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD

The collar is a loaner from my sister and it's so much better than the lampshade. :)  We had to wipe the disk and reinstall everything...what a mess Sheri Sperry - MCNE® 

May 17, 2021 07:34 AM
Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD
ViewHomes™- by eXp Realty - Vancouver, WA
REALTORS® in Clark County, WA

I will be back. Hoping to catch up if I can, computer Gods willing. D

May 15, 2021 12:40 PM
Mark Don McInnes, Sandpoint-Idaho
Sandpoint Realty LLC - Sandpoint, ID
North Idaho Real Estate - 208-255.6227

Trusting Finnegan is doing OK.  And it does seem the company nearby was the perfect calm down.  Excellent.  Mark

May 15, 2021 02:32 PM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Hi Debb... I do hope that Finnegan is back in the pink very soon... and clearly it will make Forrest feel better as well. So hard when your pets are ill or need surgery... it's not like we can explain it to them.

Sorry to hear about the computer issues... I was wrestling with on this week myself. What a time suck! But I finally got it figured out. I'd send you my computer guy if I could... he works miracles! Sadly, he's here in Huntersville... a bit too far for a house call.

Wishing you all a wonderful weekend.

May 15, 2021 02:32 PM
Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD

Thanks Nina - fortunately, the computer issue is now resolved. Yay! As for Finnegan, he is healing well. Now, to keep him from being too energetic for another week. Argh. 

May 17, 2021 07:33 AM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Home Stager/Redesign

Debb and Bernie- That photo is precious!!! I hope that Finnegan is doing well and isn't it good timing that he now has a little buddy in Forrest to help keep his spirits up. Two things that drive me crazy...when my car won't start and when my computer is on the fritz. 

May 15, 2021 03:23 PM
Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD

Finnegan is healing nicely, the tough job is keeping him from playing too much. Ha.  I am so grateful to have my computer working this morning - finally Kathy Streib !

May 17, 2021 07:32 AM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Yes our pets are family, as far as Diane and I are concerned they are our children and one is not up to par the rest of the family feels the pain.... and anesthesia is always messing not only with our pets but us adults too.... hope all is well and on a side note hate it when my PC is not doing what it is supposed to... had a problem printing for a few weeks until I got it figured out....Endre

May 15, 2021 10:19 PM
Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD

Same here, they are our "babies."  Finally, my computer is working, Endre Barath, Jr. . All is right with the world. Ha. 

May 17, 2021 07:31 AM
Brian England
Ambrose Realty Management LLC - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

Aww, poor Finnegan, I hope that he is doing much better now.  I am glad that Forrest was able to comfort him in the manner that a true friend should.

May 16, 2021 05:39 AM
Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD

Yes, true friendship on display, Brian. D

May 17, 2021 07:30 AM
Kat Palmiotti
406-270-3667,, Broker/REALTOR® - Kalispell, MT
Helping your Montana dreams take root

I hope Finnegan is back to normal soon! And this posted, so perhaps your technical challenges will be resolved soon. Enjoy your Sunday!

May 16, 2021 06:33 AM
Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD

We finally got things resolved, thanks to Apple support. Actually, Bernie knew what to do, but he wanted confirmation first. D

May 17, 2021 07:28 AM
Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD
ViewHomes™- by eXp Realty - Vancouver, WA
REALTORS® in Clark County, WA

Thanks all, limping along with the computer this weekend. We will likely be on the phone with Apple support soon. Thanks. 

May 16, 2021 06:44 AM
Anna "Banana" Kruchten
HomeSmart Real Estate - Phoenix, AZ

OMgoodness Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD you've had much to deal with with poor Finnegan surgery and little Forrest trying to sooth his new best buddy.  All will work out time with the pups, your computer and you two getting a good nights sleep!

May 16, 2021 04:20 PM
Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD

Thanks Anna Banana Kruchten CRS, CRB, Phoenix Broker. Thankfully, I'm working with a functioning computer this morning. 

May 17, 2021 07:29 AM
faye schubert
Retired - Branson, MO
Living the Branson Lake Life

So beautiful to watch animals and how compassionate and protective they are.

May 17, 2021 05:40 AM
Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD

Aren't they amazing faye schubert - love em. 

May 17, 2021 07:30 AM
Mike Cooper, Broker VA,WV
Cornerstone Business Group Inc - Winchester, VA
Your Neighborhood Real Estate Sales Pro

I hope Finnegan is on the mend. It's hard seeing them struggle. Happy Monday!

May 17, 2021 08:47 AM
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

What a cute photo, Debb and Bernie...although the reason might not be all that pleasant. Hope Finnegan is on the mend and will back to his normal self before too long. How nice to have a buddy for comfort!

And on top of all that computer troubles...what a nuisance that is. I hope you get everything resolved.


May 17, 2021 04:16 PM
Hannah Williams
HomeStarr Realty - Philadelphia, PA
Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-820-3376

Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD  Poor baby -- my computer is no longer supporting Adobe -- Hope today is a better day 

May 18, 2021 10:11 AM
Lyn Sims
Schaumburg, IL
Real Estate Broker Retired

Cute post & I've slept on the floor next to my best buddy also. 

BTW Adobe is rarely a problem so I bet it is something else. Just in case, get another PDF program & there isn't really another good one.

May 18, 2021 02:33 PM
Georgie Hunter R(S) 58089
Hawai'i Life Real Estate Brokers - Haiku, HI
Maui Real Estate sales and lifestyle info

Didn't know they made inflatable collars versus the cone shaped ones.  Good to know.  I hope you got your computer sorted out.

May 18, 2021 08:07 PM
Laura Cerrano
Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island - Locust Valley, NY
Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher

I like the premise of blursdaying the format.

May 18, 2021 10:24 PM