When did I turn my life over to the computer??? I sit at one all day at work. I use it to keep in touch with friends and family. I relax by playing games online and learn about current events through web pages. I don't watch television. Either the shows are repeats or stuff that I just don't want to watch.
Last night I found out that the computer that I thought was my friend betrayed me and stabbed me in the heart. ALL the digital pictures that we had stored on the computer are gone. We bought the digital camera before we became grandparents. Ani will be seven next month. So let me see, all the pictures of Ani, of Lott the Cat, of my son's graduation from college, special trips that we have made, family get togethers, holidays...they're just gone.
My husband warned us that he was going to work on our computer and to backup everything we wanted safe. I told him to please backup the pictures and he said that he did. However, the upgrade didn't go smoothly and the computer went into the shop several times. Still, I was comfortable because I knew the pictures were backed up off the computer. Last night I wanted to post a new picture of Ani and there were none. I asked where they were. DH said that he couldn't find them. I didn't hear much after that. I believe that he said that he couldn't find the files on the CD or just couldn't find the CD. This man took college courses on computers and worked part time as a technician so he knows what he was doing.
In the end, I went to bed furious and not able to blame anyone. The bottom line is, those pictures are gone whether by his mistake, a computer error, or cosmic rays killing that part of the computer. I cried a lot, got a nasty headache, got back up and consoled myself with half a bag of ruffles (full size) and onion dip. I went back to bed, slept fitfully, and this morning still have a nasty headache, an upset stomach, and my attitude could crush an elephant. At least I ate a healthy breakfast, a banana and cup of yogurt.
Please, back up computer files that are important to you, especially ones that are unique to you and not found out on the web. This is really depressing and l would hate for anyone to go through this.
Now, I am going to see what pictures I have shared with people and if they still have them. I think that I also have some on a thumb drive that I carried back and forth to work.