Things are looking rather grim.

Just talked to the computer guy. The data recovery machine recovered…nothing. I have shed a few tears, controlled my language, and been reminded by my husband that “at least I’m not dead.”
Thanks Jonny.
I am still kicking myself for not backing up my Quicken files online. dang dang dang I kept meaning to set that up.
I am loving myself for keeping this blog though. At least many of my favorite photos from the past two years are here.
Have I mentioned that I had so much music downloaded and copied on that computer?
Thousands of photos.
Hundreds of files.
I hate computers. And what I really really hate is stupid Windows Vista. I knew we should have insisted on XP rather than all that new fancy crapola. Because that’s what crashed, not my hard drive, but my operating system. I’d be fine if we had gotten around to putting in a backup drive. But we’ve had other things going on.
But they are still trying at the computer shop. We’ll see…
In the meantime, yeah, I’m still breathing.


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  4. Wife to the Rockstar says:

    Same thing just happened on my Laptop. I was devastated.

  5. Essie the Accidental says:

    *sobbing*how devastating!

  6. yeah, at least your not dead. but that would be enough to put me over the edge!:)

  7. Hey Michele, luckily it's only about two years of photos, and some of my favorites are on picasa web albums. I didn't upload them there, but they automatically go there when I put them on my blog. I do have a flickr account but haven't uploaded too much there. My stepdad was suggesting Mozy to me today. Once I am up and running again I am going to be sure this never happens again!

  8. rhicarian says:

    I'm sorry Ginny. I would be devastated. Do you know of automatic online back up services like Carbonite, Mozy, Backblaze, etc? I just started using Backblaze and I like it. Did you ever upload photos to photosharing sites like Shutterfly, Snapfish, KodakGallery, etc? Those will still be around too.I'm thinking good thoughts for you that the computer guys will figure something helpful out after all.

  9. I'm so sorry…. That isn't funny at all. And I'm terrible at back-up, too.I do put my photos on picassa though, which can be both on your computer then easily backed up to the web. My finances are ridiculous wherever they are.

  10. Oh, man, Ginny. I'm so sorry. That happened to me a few years ago, right as I was starting grad school, and I needed a ton of those papers and research and pictures. I managed to get it back, but then 18 months later, the hard drive on my computer just died. Completely. I lost everything and now we back up every day to a remote external drive.Everyone told me, "you only learn once" – and they were right, but it SUCKS. SO SO SO SO badly.I'm so sorry.

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