Thursday, July 2, 2009

My Disappearance

Okay. I know.

I know!

WHERE.
HAVE.
I.
BEEN????!!!!

Well, you see. It's difficult to post to a blog when one's computer up and crashes. And practically every single photo you've taken over the past--I don't know--three years (give or take) is stored on said computer (with NO--I repeat--NO back-ups anywhere!!). *Sigh* Foolish, isn't it? Don't worry, the crash prompted a necessary purchase of an external hard drive. Lesson learned.

And then.

Well, THEN...Paul got all smarty-pants on me and remembered--after 5 days of NOinternet--that we had an old laptop (duh!). Conveniently, he remembered this WHILE I was gone to Hamburg with the kids and AFTER I had spent all week having to go to the library to pay bills online and never even knowing what the temperature was outside! Because I apparently am so attached to my computer that I am unaware that there is such a thing as The Weather Channel or, hey, a thermostat, of all things! Ha!

Anyway, by the time I got home, of course, THAT computer was good and virus-ridden (since it had no protective services installed on it--on account of it being an OLD computer). Argh. So now after TWO (TWO? THREE? I don't know. I've lost track of time.) very LOOOONG weeks of trying to rid the silly thing of all its woes, here we are. The preferred computer is still in the "shop" having its guts surgically removed. But God in His mercy did not allow our photos to be lost! Whew! And I've now got this old "geezer" up and running...but with NO printer (i.e. NO scanner). Not sure HOW to get any pictures posted. Give me a minute so I can figure out what to do, because I do SO want to participate in a walk-down-memory-lane-type blog carnival going on TOday AND because, of course, YOU. WANT. PICTURES.

I hear ya.

4 comments:

  1. I missed you!! *cry* haha! Hey guess who is home....KATELYN!!!!!! If you check out the newer post on my blog, you can hear one of her VERY said Africa story :(

    I missed you :)

    Melissa

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  2. oh, my daughter's laptop crashed a couple of weeks ago....I am currently researching external hard drives!!!!

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  3. Welcome back!!! You need a Mac!!

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  4. Ugh!! That's awful! I guess doing wedding photography made me hyper-aware of the need to backup everything. Look into www.zenfolio.com. I upload ALL of my photos there. It's a hundred dollars a year well spent. My family can easily print any photo they want without bugging me for copies and I can rest easier at night because I can put all of my full size pictures online. This is important because in addition to having an external drive, you need an offsite backup in the event of a disaster--fire, flood, tornado (you do live in Arkansas). Sorry that happened and I hope you get back to normal soon (if there is such a thing ;-) )

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