Devastated is the word describing me for the past 2 days...
Let me ask you a question~
IF your house caught fire,
what would you grab AFTER you knew your family was out safe???
Your most prized possessions?
For me it would be...
my photos and scrapbooks
and right now I am devastated
because I'm not sure if my digital photos are safe.
For you see,
I made a TERRIBLE mistake.
I had all my photos on an external hard drive~
(thought getting them off my computer was great)
BUT, I should have backed them up in two places
because Wednesday evening
something went wrong
and my external crashed.
My computer stopped recognizing it
and I freaked out!!!
I took my computer and the external to a computer doctor
but he was unable to access my data.
He thinks because it is still under warranty,
there is a chance WD could get it off for me.
Still waiting to find out and to say my stomach is in knots
is a gross understatement!!!
I'm not writing this to get sympathy and kind words.
I'm writing this so you will NOT make this same mistake.
BACK UP your data in at least two places right now!!!
I pray I get a second chance to do this
and if I do~
I will never make this same mistake.
If I do lose my photos (6 years worth),
I will always be sick over it BUT
I do have things to be thankful for...
~ I have diligently scrapbooked and blogged with lots of photos.
~ All my favorite photos are safe on Flickr!
The worst part is ALL my China photos are on that drive
and I have not made SJ's China book yet.
Thank goodness, EK's is done!!!
IF you have read this far,
I wish with all my heart this was not happening to me
but it is and I am trying to be thankful in the midst of it all...
NOT! EASY! AT! ALL!!!
I have MUCH to be thankful for
including this precious self portrait SJ drew of herself this week.
When she drew it, she said,
"Look my mom, I am SO happy!"
Devastated I may have lost all the photos of this precious baby
yet blessed I still have her in my arms
and for that I couldn't ask for more!!!