Lost & Found

Good morning, lovelies!

I hope you all had a fabulous time celebrating our independence yesterday! :)

Today I'm back with some not-so-good news (more for me than for you). Last Thursday my laptop's hard drive broke. Josh and I spent a good 2 hours at the Genius Bar (aka The Mac Doctor) while they ran diagnostic tests to see what went wrong and if there was any hope of recovering anything.

There wasn't.

So instead of spending $500 to recover the data and another $100 to replace the hard drive, we decided to replace the computer instead. *Gasp!* Yep... both of our laptops are about 4 years old and next year won't be "updatable" with Apple's operating system, so we opted to sell BOTH of our babies and just buy one new baby to share. Not completely unexpected, because we had talked about doing this before the end of the year, but this was much sooner than planned.

I'm not so upset about the computer breaking, because that was my clumsy butt's fault. What I'm most sad about is all the data I lost. Old college papers that I was extremely proud of, pictures of our honeymoon, pictures of the twins, all my music in iTunes, pictures from my wedding showers and bachelorette party... All of it's GONE.

I was stupid and kept putting off buying an external hard drive because they're a bit pricey (needless to say, we bought one immediately after leaving the The Mac Doctor). But thankfully, a majority of those pictures are either uploaded to Facebook or Instagram and my mom has pictures of my showers backed up on her external hard drive. And our wedding photos? Safe and sound on a disc in our safe.

Thank. God.

While it'll be a tedious task to retrieve and download all of those pictures individually from Facebook and Instagram, at least I have access to them some way or another.

All of this to say, I was hoping to be able to (finally) do a recap of our wedding and our honeymoon now that I've got my blogging mojo back, but it doesn't look like that'll be happening any time soon. :(

Lesson learned? Back up everything to an external hard drive.



Fran said...

I need to remember to buy an external hard drive... I'd probably die a little if I lost everything right now haha

BF said...

Sorry to hear that, it's kind of devastating (in a not life threatening way) to lose that kind of stuff. I lost all pictures, music from a computer crash years ago. Once I was able to scan old pictures in and save them again this time onto a hard drive. I've lost those pictures as well. I currently have a guy looking at my hard drive (all my old music, and every picture that I don't have a hard copy of is on it...) I highly recommend a backup hard drive for your hard drive.

Unknown said...

I also back up all my phone photos to Google+. It does it automatically. I'm really sorry it died, that sucks! I'm surprised there's not a way to save your music... Have a good weekend!

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