Tuesday, May 5, 2009

I'm Back...............Sort Of!!!

I have been out of "commission" for the last week and a half! My hard drive fried...yes fried!!! I LOST everything...8 years of pictures, documents, embroideries for my sewing machine, all my paper pdfs, Stampin'Up! files,you name it.....and to top it off...ALL my favorites...did I cry...you betcha!! And I still am...it was devastating to me! Lesson learned....get a backup harddrive...I did, but now I have nothing to back up! So I have spent this evening, trying to load all my software again.....lots more to go...no more energy!
I also removed my "followers", as I was told I had a strange follower, and other "bloggers" have had the same problem I did...I will be back at some point with more of my "creations"...hang in here with me!


Tamikko said...

I am so sorry for your loss. I can sympathize, the same thing happened to us at the beginning of Dec.
The strange thing is it happened to the external hard drive that had a few yrs of pictures on it. (and a bunch of other stuff, documents, but the picts are not replaceable!)
Luckily I know someone who works with computers and took it apart to retrieve the picts. I should be getting them soon. (they had to be converted into a readable format or something like that)
Anyway, don't give up hope just yet. It is possible that a professional may be able to retrieve them. It may take alot of money, if you don't know someone personally, but I get the feeling you'll think its worth it.
Good Luck, and welcome back.

bumblebee creations said...

I was wondering where you went to!!! welcome back-cant wait to see more creations.

Anonymous said...

Sorry to hear about your computer problems!! It's a love-hate thing!! :)

*Linda said...

Good to see you post again. I was getting worried about you! I am sorry about your computer. Same thing happened to Colton and my father.....funny thing is we bought both of them the same Dell Demension desktop, bad choice on our part I guess. Have Greg take it into Dave S. at work. He was able to retrieve all of Colton's hard drive onto an external hard drive! Maybe he can help you too!! Can't wait for some more of your beautiful creations once everything gets back to normal!

Curt in Indy said...

How awful! Horrible actually. It is now making me think about doing something with my stuff. My computer has been overheating, and now you have given me a wake up call. I've been thinking about signing up with Carbonite. It is an online backup service that backs up all your files automatically. If your system crashes, you can restore everything with just a few clicks. I'm now going to sign up. I would be devistated! You might want to look into it. It is only about $50 a year for the service. Best, Curt

Toni K said...

So sorry about your comupter. I've had the same thing happen to me. I know it's terrible.