Computer Crash

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Saturday, my computer lost connectivity with the internet but seemed to work well otherwise.  In the process of getting it back on line, it appeared my husband had reformatted the hard drive.  All photos gone, geneaology research, correspondence, the works.  After two days and some “marital discord”, we’re both pretty hard headed, we got the computer going again.  Apparently, he wiped out the drivers but the data was mostly still there.  Once we reloaded the software (what a job), we found most of the data.  Any way, that has been a major event and the blog has been down. 

Saturday, I took some of my years “production” to the Manatee County Fair.  I took three photos and 7 fiber items.  Friday I had been frame shopping at Michaels and met a very nice couple who where also frame shopping.  Saturday, I saw his hibiscus photo at the fair, beautiful …  Lots of amazing photography which humbled me and my offerings.  My singular consolation, when we thought we’d lost all my photos on the computer, I knew I had three photos.

Recently, I was honored to have been elected an elder at my church and was ordained today, Sunday.  I also had the honor to serve communion for the first time.  After receiving the challis from the pastor,  I looked down to see  a huge horse fly doing the breast stroke in the grape juice.  We serve communion by intintion, that is participants dip the bread in the cup.  Fortunately, we had  a third challis on the alter and we made a quick substitution.  For such a solemn ceremony, my friends assured me that only I would have to contend with the errant fly.  I checked on that fly after the service, he was still treading grape juice.  Yuck.

This has been my weekend.  Thank you for all who have visited. 

Tropical Twister


2 Responses to “Computer Crash”

  1. loopykd says, January 5th, 2009 at 11:00 am

    I am very glad you crisis was mostly averted. I keep all my photos on a separate external hard drive just for such occasions. So far it hasn’t burned me (knock on wood).

  2. Tropical Twister says, January 5th, 2009 at 11:17 am

    Once burned…well nearly, I am wiser (now). I will be burning CDs to archive my photos and genealogy. I am also actively setting “set points” on my “Recovery” under “systems”, not just counting on the system doing so. I had been able to use “recovery” tro recover to a point before the internet problem. It was only after my husband (a systems guy) decided to “clean up” the drives that we encountered seemingly irreversible damage…and by then, the set points had been wiped out. Needless to say, this was one of our points of discussion. I’m wiser and if you are reading this don’t do as I did; back up, back up, back up!

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