Thursday, April 2, 2009

the most awful April Fool's Day ever

In which I lost five months of work (manuscript pages I don't even want to think about) and photos, including all the photos of my trip to Calgary to get Alanis, photos of my son, and all photos from my trip to Boston/Cambridge before picking up Miro in Ohio. Computer was acting up, possibly due to a storm the previous day. From 7:30 am to 5:30 pm, all I did was computer wrestling and taking the puppy out on a regular basis. No walk for Alanis, especially with sleet pouring down all day. In April! What an insult.

Under the "helpful" direction of tech support from HP, I made a backup disk before doing a computer restore. Only the backup disk didn't back up. It's like losing part of your life in a fire and having to be grateful that you didn't lose everything.


  1. We are so sorry to hear this, Sherry! What a horrible day for you!
    Maybe hugging Alanis and Miro will help! Mom always feels better when she hugs us!

    Love ya lots,
    Maggie and Mitch

  2. So sorry to hear this. We've been there before and know how heartbreaking it is.. Hugs to you all.
    Love Ruby & Penny

  3. Oh no!! Sherry, this happened to me a couple of years ago and I was miserable thinking that I'd permanently lost any non-backed-up client files and personal files. I called a local computer technician and he was able to recover almost everything (but don't ask me what he did -- I'm an idiot when it comes to such things).

    Lucia is from an Airedale breeder in Ohio -- maybe she and Miro are cousins...!!

    Hang in there --
    Lucia's girl

  4. Get to a Techie, Most files have a shadow when you search on the C drive they start with ~blahblah.
    Don't give up BUT never story good stuff on your computer, get it on an external drive.
    Now Woof to the pups of the hut.
    Momma of Sal and Ruf

  5. Thank you, everybody; I took the computer to the 'puter-hospital this morning.