This is not an omen. This is not an omen.

2011 will be a good year. 2011 will be a good year. Really. It will.

Entire folders have disappeared from my hard drive. Documents, photos, writing . . . I’ve not fully digested this yet, but as the hours/days go by, the extent of the damage is looking more and more like a disaster. Two years of materials for a board I’m on is gone. Except for the photos, I or someone else probably has paper copies of most of it, so in spite of the scope that one isn’t as upsetting as some of the others for which there is no paper. My greatest fear is for the things I don’t yet know are missing.

And I may have deleted them myself. Picassa was involved. ‘Nuff said about that.

My to-do list for the past 90 days has included something that reads “set up online backup and do it NOW!”.  So ’nuff said about that too.

I’ve got an email out to my vacationing IT guru to see if he can possibly restore the files. Blogging has been light as I’m still busy slapping myself across the face.

9 responses to “This is not an omen. This is not an omen.

  1. Love the pix…sharing your pain. Bringing leftover flan to you…sweetness will help.

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  2. Oh man… hope some of it gets back.. most often the files are still on the disk – you just need a special program too fetch’em. Crossing fingers for you..

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  3. It’s an omen! It’s an omen!

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  4. Oh honey. Good luck with that. I have me a nice expensive external hard drive that mysteriously quit after two months and let me know it had quit after three. I sent it back and they sent me a new one. I also added an expensive electrical surgey thingy that is supposed to protect all this stuff. Today it just told me it quit working a month ago. Amazing how crazy-making this is, and we were innocent of all of it a mere fifteen years ago.

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    • Which is why my ‘to do’ said get online back up. Friend Ed (see below) was suggesting an external drive – I shall direct him to your comment!

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  5. What about your backup program? Isn’t everything stored there?

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  6. I am a big advocate of external drives as is Todd L. But I thought you had signed up for online backup last year when we talked about this issue.

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