Wednesday, September 5, 2012

I’m having a party…anyone care to join me?

Maybe not….since the party I am having is a

MAJOR PITY PARTY!

My computer crashed….

and yes, it happened to me last year, too.

But last year I had just done a back up to an external hard drive the night before.

Because my ‘new’ computer is only a few months old….

I hadn’t got into a habit of backing up.

If I could start this post with large letters and then get smaller and smaller….that would be how I feel.

I am totally leveled by this one. I feel like someone kicked me in the gut.

The good news is that my computer savvy hubby is working on the problem and there’s a slight chance he will be able to retrieve my photos.

I feel like my throat is closing off again so I will sign off until I get my enthusiasm back…and another new computer up and running. I haven’t been able to see my emails today but I will hopefully be able to read them later. So if you want to say something sweet to make me feel better….it will need to be in a comment on this post.

I know many of you have had this happen at some time or another so you’ll know how devastated I feel today.

So go now and back up your photos and files!

I’ll ask you later if you did! heehee!

There WILL be a test…

and it will be a pop test!

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‘April Flowers’

from a photo I took in April.

46 comments:

Sherry@Back2Vintage said...

I'm so sorry, Diane. Hopefully your sweet hubby will reclaim all your beautiful pictures!

Kim K. said...

Fingers crossed that your husband works his magic. I'm definitely guilty of not backing up yu pics as much as I need to. I constantly back up work data, but not pictures. I'm off to find my external hard drive!

laurie said...

oh no, I'm so sorry to hear this, I know how it feels, I lost everything, then it happened a year later, its devastating, your hubby will fix it, don't worry, we're here for you,,

Barbara F. said...

I feel for you, Diane, just went through this a couple of weeks ago. I am still having wireless issues. But I am going to do a back up this time, no doubt. I found some photos when I accidentally stumbled upon a Picasa folder. Cannot find it anymore, have no clue where it went!xo

Cheryl Kraynak said...

Sorry about the computer. It's happened to me twice in the past 2 years or so, and boy did I learn my lesson. It's easy to get lax about being vigilant with backups and scans and such. Good luck!

The Bear's Blog said...

Bad puter.

Hugs
Prudence ♥

Della said...

Ohhh I am so sorry. I've had my computer crash too, back when we had our Gateway...oh so many years ago. It is an awful feeling. A computer is our lifeline to our friends and families. Your hubby will have you reconnected to your friends and family soon. I was wondering where you were all day, and was getting worried. Glad you are fine, and your computer will be soon! Big Hugs!

AntKaybe said...

Blah!!! I hate it when that happens. I lost pics, music, & my temper. Go Team LD!

Debby said...

((((((HUGS)))))

Vee said...

Oh that's awful, Diane. Hope that your very tech savvy hubby is able to right the situation. Take it all in stride and don't worry. Hurry back as soon as you can!

Trace4J said...

So sorry Friend
Hugs
Trace


www.grannytracescrapsandsquares.com

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Oh no Diane! I am so sorry!! I need to back up my photos for sure! Hugs, Linda

Donna said...

Oh no, I remember that sickening feeling! I am so sorry. I sure hope that you can recover your files. {{{{{hugs}}}}}}

The days about backup worries is over for me since I converted over to a Mac last year. It has a wonderful time machine program and my computer is automatically backed up to a separate hard drive constantly. If you need to buy a new computer, I highly recommend a Mac!

Introverted Art said...

Hey once and a while we are entitled to a little pity party. Celebrate with some pina coladas and music ;-)

Susie said...

Diane, I can truly understand how you feel. I have to do everything but stand on my head to make a post lots of times. My system is totally crazy. I do my best. wishing you well, Susie

Danielle said...

I am so terrified of this happening that as I download photos I immediately transfer to my external and then a thumb drive. I am so sorry that this happened to you. I pray that your husband can retrieve all the lost photos.

Kim@Snug Harbor said...

Keeping my fingers crossed you get your photos back. Hope your day gets better. Hugs.

Betsy@My Salvaged Treasures said...

Oh no Diane, what a horrible sinking feeling. I sure hope hubby is able to reclaim all your pictures and files.

Shannon @ Cozy Home Scenes said...

So sorry this happened Diane. I do remember when this happened to you before and from my memory, it was not that long ago since you got a new computer. Such a shame you are dealing with this again so soon.

Please no pop quiz.

I've been lucky not to have a computer crash for years, so I've gotten lazy about backing stuff up. Thanks for the reminder this can happen at any time.

Hope to see you back online again soon!

Dee @ A Lapin Life said...

I feel for you. I hope your husband is able to save your pictures and have your computer up and running soon.

Hugs,
Dee

cynthia lee designs said...

Sorry to hear this news. Hope your hubby can save your pictures. I know how you feel...not long ago, four years of my blog posts disappeared and they never did come back. It is heart breaking when things like this happen.
Sending some hugs your way.
Cindy

Chatty Crone said...

I am so sorry and thank you for the reminder.

NanaDiana said...

Sending you a big old hug, Diane. I lost everything on my last computer so I GET IT! Hang in there- you can pick right up where you left off - xo Diana

Chenille Cottage said...

I'm so sorry, Diane! And, speaking of saying something sweet...I think it's time to tell you just what a sweet blogging friend you are to me! You are a bright spot in my day!
Big hugs,
Carolynn xoxo

It's All Connected said...

I am terrible for not backing things up and now amount of warnings seem to cure me. Sigh ~ Maureen

cucki said...

oh no..so sorry to hear this..
sending you big beary hugs xxx

DearHelenHartman said...

NOOOoooooooooo! I hope you get some back. My hubby thinks I'm crazy for all the backing up I do but it seems whenever something goes it goes when I don't back up.

pembrokeshire lass said...

Oh Diane, what an awaful thing....I'm going to back up mine straight away! I do hope your husband is able to salvage them and also that the writing starts to get bigger and bigger! Joan

Powell River Books said...

Computer problems are so frustrating. We don't think we are so wrapped up in them until they are gone, even for a short time. Thanks for choosing to follow my blog about float cabin living. We still have computers there, but no Internet. At least that is a little less crazy making when we are at home. But then we crunch everything together on trips to town, so that can make them a little less fun (if you know what I mean_. - Margy

Zaa said...

Hey Diane... I just had mine hacked ... I'm not sure which is worse... Hope you're up and running soon..Thank Heavens for computer savvy husbands... Enjoy your day ...Hugs

Mary said...

so sorry for the computer crash...make me stop to think.. ok time for me to do so...thank you.

ImSoVintage said...

Oh no, Diane, computer problems are the worst. Mine was in and out of the repair shop for weeks. It has been great, but froze on me tonight. Major panic. I hope both you and your computer are feeling better. I would really miss you.

Hugs,
Laura

Cameron said...

Aw man....that's just the pits! I'm so sorry!

Thank you for the reminder to get my files backed up....and I hope you will be able to get your photos back...
Best wishes....

Gaby Bee said...

How awful! I'm sorry for your computer crash, I know how it feels. Keeping my fingers crossed that your husby can save your pictures.

Gaby xo

Kat Griffin said...

Hi Diane
I hope the hubby will get you fixed up and running soon. I have always loved reading your blogs and I hate to hear you are so upset. please know we have all had this problem and we are learning from you the importance of backing up. My comp has a program now to do an auto back up process from time to time. Your April roses are simply gorgeous and I love the shell and sea treasure -KAT-

~Tammy~ said...

:( Joining in your pity party with you and feeling and understand your pain, while hoping it's short lived!
(fingers crossed)-May Hubby get everything back and make it all better for you!
Looking forward to your continued enthusiasm!
Big HUGS!
Tammy

Dayle @ A Collection of This and That said...

So sorry, friend. I know the feeling of a computer crash. Thankfully, I keep my important things backed up (fairly regularly) on a flash drive, so my losses have been minimal. I had a computer crash earlier in the summer and just purchased a new one a few days ago. They sure don't make 'em like they used to. Computers used to be made to last!

I pray you can recover some things from your hard drive.

Betsy said...

How horrible. I hope you can recover some. Very frustrating to say the least.
We have Mozy backup that is set automatic for that. I know too well that new computers can have a major malfunction.
Betsy

Cranberry Morning said...

Diane, I am SO SORRY! I do know just how you feel!! It's a good reminder for us all to back up our photo files especially. I'm behind about a month on that. And since I never print photos out anymore, it would be a big loss. I sure hope your hubby can retrieve your photos. I think I'll also upload more of my photos to my Flickr account.

Lovely April Flowers, by the way.

Lynn said...

Diane, you've been in my thoughts and I hope you do something fun for yourself while you're having a pity party. Just think of all the fun you'll have taking new photos if you're unable to retrieve them.

Cottage and Broome said...

Yikes, everyones worst nightmare. Hope you can save your pictures and important info. Thanks for stopping by, Laura

LANA said...

Sorry about the computer problem. I just got a new one and after transferring all the photos from the old one they got lost! Still working on it, so you are not alone!

The Shop Around the Corner said...

I am so sorry, Diane. I have experienced the same frustration. They have all kinds of ways of getting it back these days. Hope your hubby can figure it out.
In the meantime, take a look at all these comments and all the wonderful support you have from your bloggy friends. May it bring you lots of encouragement. :)

I have not backed up my files lately so thanks for the reminder.
Here's to a better week!!
XOXO's,
Marcia

Sweet Bear Creek Whims said...

Awe..... Diane I am so sorry, I feel your pain. I do think this has happened to all of us at one time or another. I do have an external hard drive that I am pretty much up to date with but this reminds me to do it again. There are ways to retrieve photos from a hard drive that crashes. You might have professional computer people get them for you. I hope you can get all your priceless pictures back. Here is a computer hug coming your way....xoxoxoxo Hugs
Jody

Jettie said...

Hope you get the lovely photos back. No haven't backed up lately shame on me.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Oh no I HATE when this happens....sounds like your "resident computer technician" is going to lick the problem. (I have one of those live-ins too and as soon as I finish sending this comment I'm gonna' ask him if he has everything backed up.) Thanks for the reminder!!