Friday, December 19, 2008

From tears to tacos

I got word today that our computer doctor is not going to be able to save anything from our laptop.

As in 'no data'.

As in 'all the pictures I have taken in the last 12 months'.

I cried.

And then I called Greg and cried to him.

And then I called my Mom and cried some more.

It was a sort of grieving, I think.

NO I hadn't saved them anywhere. Backed them up. Anything.

I know. Believe me, I've learned my lesson.

But - my mom the librarian went right to work and after some quick research told me there are companies that specialize in data recovery. For a *small fee* (ahem) you ship your disabled computer guts to these fine folks, they go into what they call a "clean room" (a dust-free environment) and disassemble the hard drive and rescue your data.

So there is hope.

In the meantime I am trying not to think about it and trying to keep it all in perspective.
While a devastating loss in my mind, it wouldn't be the end of the world.

Right? Right??

In brighter news, we are staying in a hotel tonight - visiting family tomorrow. Dale can't remember the last time he was in a hotel. And he is thoroughly enjoying himself.

Upon arrival: "Look at this! Look at that!! It has a TV!!! You can see out the WINDOW!!!!"

Imagine his excitement when we presented his swimsuit we had smuggled along and Daddy took him swimming in the indoor pool.

And to answer
Jennifer's question (thank you so much for making me laugh at our technological infirmities! - posting fairies - haha!)..... my previous post was done from my parent's computer. This one is coming to you courtesy of Greg's work laptop, which usually stays at work, but has come home for the holidays - lucky me! :)

Y'all have a good weekend!

P.S. - My sincerest apologies to housekeeping: despite my best efforts it STILL looks like a taco exploded near the window. That's what happens when a 5 yr old perches on the edge of his seat and eats a fast food taco. Next time we'll pack PBJ's. :)


Linda Jacobs said...

Well, at least you have a lot of pictures here on your blog! Did you delete them from your memory card? Good luck with the retrieval process! And try to have a joyful Christmas!

Kristin said...

Swimming at Christmas!!!?!? He's the luckiest 5 year old I KNOW!!!!!

fairenuff said...

Oh I understand all too well your pain. I feel your pain in losing your photos, I REALLY do! You know me and photos!

Still, nothing beats tacos and swimming pools and a hotel room with - shock - windows!!

Much love and seasonal joy.

Jennifer said...

Oh my...I really do know I would cry if I lost all my photos. I pray you will be able to recover them. Memories (picture and otherwise) truly are priceless! Hope you have a new computer soon -

Kathryn @ Expectant Hearts said...

When our daughter was 6 weeks old, my husband accidentally deleted the pictures from the camera. Gone. The first 6 weeks of her life.. in pictures. After I cried about it, I decided that if that was the worse thing that ever happened in her life, we'd be okay. I pray you get your pics back!