Wednesday, November 17, 2010

As the days went by...

As the days went by I continued to watch Molly and McGee work at hatching and then raising their family.  The way McGee took care of Molly while she sat on her eggs was amazing. Always mindful to bring in great treats, approving of the excellent work and dedication she was showing to their family.  The entire time I was considered a lurker on the SS because I would read what others were writing but I did not actively participate.  Then one night, I'm not really sure why, I decided to jump in and actively participate in the Social Stream banter.  Wow!  All of a sudden I had moved to an even better level of watching and engaging in this experience.  I learned a lot too!  What an avatar is, how to get one loaded for yourself, how to change it frequently.  This group of MODS was all the time changing avatars to fit the day or the mood.  Some MODS even got their avatars to have animation.  This was truly becoming a study of sociology as well as nature.  Well, over the weeks many things happened including the passing of 2 of our precious owlets, some of our MODS experienced an earthquake, some experienced tornado's but probably the most interesting experience for me was the night that one of our beloved MODS had a emergency health event while interacting in the SS.  Several MODS, including myself jumped to action trying to get her help.  There were many challenges, we didn't know her address, we didn't know her real name and we didn't know what was really wrong.  I asked her if she could type in her phone number, which she did.  I then took that number and called information to that area code.  The young lady on the phone could not have been sweeter......."Information, what city and state please?"  I said, Well, I don't know, you see I've been talking with people in a chat room and one of them is having a health emergency and I need to try to get her help....."Oh, Well, let me get you to the 911 operator in that area"......."911 What's your emergency?"  I said,  Well I'm not sure but I was talking to people in a chat room and one of the people is having a health emergency and I'm wondering if you would go check on her?  ....."What's her name?"  I said, I don't know her real name I only know what she goes by in the chat room......"Is this a cell phone or a land line number?"  I said, I'm sorry I don't know.  The 911 operator then asked for my name and number which I gave to them.  He said...."We will try to go check on this for you"  About 30 min later the paramedic called me back.  He said..."We can not give you information about the persons condition but we want you to know that we found her"  Amazing!  Really, that you can call people and tell a story that most of us might think was a prank call and they respond and take care of our wonderful MOD.  Well, the story ends well and and the MOD/patient spent some time in the hospital and was back with us in the SS within a short period.  Thanks to all who helped in this situation and to the amazing SS group. We have also had a death in our MOD family.  In fact just yesterday a MOD posted on facebook:   "Given the sad passing of our beloved MOD, Mary Ellis, I wanted to reach out and say thank you.  Yes, YOU!  I am so grateful to have met so many wonderful people through the magic of Molly and McGee." 

Often, when I think about this total experience I can't believe I got to be part of it.  What if I had missed it?  What if this was not part of my total life experience?  I too, am so grateful to have met so many wonderful people through the magic of Molly and McGee.

Special thanks to Carlos and Donna Royal for sharing the magic!


  1. NB,
    Beautiful, just Beautiful!! The MOD Community has taught me so much as well. Sharing joy, tears, support, learning, and so much laughter and Love. I never dreamed joining a "chat room" could bring me and help me so much.

    I too am Grateful and Honored to be a part of Our MOD Family and feel Blessed to have been a part of Molly & McGee's Family. What a Gift, in so many ways! Thank You so much for Sharing!! MODS ROCK!!!
    Lori G :)

  2. OMG you are amazing. God Bless you for the life you may have saved. I am eager to watch your owl box and will follow your progress. I started watching after the 4rd chick (1st clutch) was born. Then between when we thought not a second clutch would be streamed, I watched UK Barn Owl Trust. (No crashes, no heating up of the computer and no memory used - I had it on all day and there is a chat.) uStream has issues. . . . I watched Pot Plant Owl on Africam LC instead of uStream -yes there were still ads. . . alas no chat. Good Luck. Blessings, Janet (JanKW on chat and SunshineJKW on SS)