Thursday, January 18, 2007

American Pie....

...the day the computer died.

I wasn't on it myself at the time so I am not sure what exactly happened....all I know is that our computer stopped working. We now have a new one, which I am on now and is in the process of being set -up...but I am now in the myre of trying to figure out what I still have...what I have lost.


It kind of hits you in waves....you remember another thing, and another. At the moment, all my photos...and my saved links are the things that are hitting me hardest. I hope to still have all my tax return work {saved somewhere in an email}..that loss, right now, would be too much to bear.

I might be able to get it all back, but I don't know yet......I am trying not to think about it. Awful...:(

Suffice to say, I wouldn't mind going off to Paris right now...

and ps - I can't get the spell check to work, so if there are mistakes....sorry.

14 comments:

lisa s said...

oh dear. my deepest sympathies... what a crappy thing to happen.

hope you and the new one make friends and hope that you get all your data back [fingers multiple-ly crossed]

risa said...

how awful. i bet there is a goo chance you'll get your work back. i'm keeping my fingers crossed for you.

Meghan said...

Geez, that's a fine start to the new year.

Computer betrayal can be very frustrating, I know only too well.

The upside, you have a brand new computer to put links and photos, etc on.

Hope you can get your links, photos, etc back!

Katherine said...

Oh no! Hope you get all your stuff back from the other one.

sharon said...

uuurrg, that's awful. poor you. i hope you manage to retrieve everything. sending good computer vibes your way...

kelly said...

rip old computer.

that is indeed truly awful abigail...keeping everything crossed that you can get things back.

breathe deep...have some cake...and think of paris...x

Casey said...

Oh! I'm so sorry! We had a computer die late last year; it just died without warning. Our tech guy was able to salvedge the harddrive though, so you may want to look into that...

Hope you can retrieve all your lost data--I know how frustrating and disconcerting that is! *sends lots of good thoughts your way*

Lena said...

oh, no.... i'm so sorry. it happened to me last year. i lost so much of my past work, it's a terrible feeling : (

Lena said...

oh, no.... i'm so sorry! it happened to me last year. i lost so much of my past work, it's a terrible feeling : (

ambika said...

Oh my gosh, I'm so sorry to hear that! This is a reminder to me that I need to back up my damn files. Sigh.

I've got my fingers crossed you'll be able to recover the majority of it--there's always a way!

Karen said...

Oh Abigail!

How heart wrenching! Sending good recovery of files thoughts to you...

It happened to me once and it really is so devastating... I know have an online backup thingy that does it automatically at 3 a.m every morning. It's a small fee a month but a great sense of relief.

Janet said...

Oh I am gutted for you, something good will come of this though. Wow, and you spellcheck?!?!?!?!

karin said...

oh, bugger!

Paul O Mahony said...

Comiserations! I think you definitely shouldn't give up on retrieving your files from your old pc. A good pc technician should be able to help you.
Being a techie myself, I avoid saving stuff on my pc. Photos I can save on Flickr or Photobucket. For links I use a service called Stumbleupon (www.stumbleupon.com). This means my links are saved on the internet as opposed to my pc, so I can access them from anywhere and don't have to worry about my pc breaking down.