So, Thursday night I went home from work, ready for a long weekend (Friday and Monday off) of writing, blogging, reading, and kittening! (Yes, Dylan arrived on Friday and has integrated well. More on that tomorrow.)
I clicked on my blog and got a message that it had been deleted. I had a brief moment of panic, followed by the clever idea that maybe I needed to log into my email account. After entering my name and password, I was taken to a page that my email had been disabled due to an unspecified reason, up to and including TOS violation.
Now there was real panic. I use my email account as my notebook for all my writing ideas, my back up for my novel, and oh yeah, emailing people and business. I went through the 7 stages of loss over the weekend. Unfortunately, I could only remember 5 of them, so I did those over and over. Sometimes all in the same minute.
I'd like to apologize at this time for all the things I said about Google (in my mind) over the weekend. I got my email back today, as well as my blog (obviously). It turns out that my email account had been compromised and they locked my accounts down when that happened.
So, thank you for saving my accounts and information Google. Thank you for giving it back to me. But please, next time this happens, let me know the same day, not four days later, ok?