Well, do I tell you we had a fabulous weekend, or do I tell you the truth? :) There were definitely some highlights but we didn't start off so great.
Bad news first: Friday we realized my external hard drive was failing. And I save ALL of my pictures onto this drive. Mr. C likes for me to do this to keep my computer running quickly. And so it's what we do. But when I was editing Christmas card photos this year, I had some trouble with the hard drive being slow and not loading some of the photos. We actually did not panic. Just figured it was no biggie because the hard drive is pretty new.
I took the drive to Geek Squad where they determined it was quote "On it's way out". So I still didn't panic, I paid them to do some data extraction.
They called me Saturday and told me they couldn't retrieve any files. Now I panic.
That means I've potentially lost every picture we've taken for the past 5 years (and beyond). Every.single.one. The pictures of me in the hospital on the days my children were born, family vacations, my wedding, firsts, Christmases, birthdays, our documented lives. Locked up in a hard drive that won't read.
To say I was upset would be an understatement. My heart was broken and I thought I was going to throw up. I know it isn't the end of the world. I know far worse things can happen. But I'm still sad:( And I'm SO disappointed in myself for not keeping them in additional places. Sure, I have hard copies here and there, but I didn't archive outside of that hard drive. Boo hoo!!!! How did I overlook that? I'm so mad at myself.
We are in the process of finding a company/lab to try and extract my files and I'm really hopeful. Mr. C's computer will read the drive, it just won't open any files. So we are hopeful that a lab can save my pictures.
I'll let you know how things go someday soon hopefully.
Now let's focus on the positive!
Frickles from Burger Up, always a good thing! Since I had run 8 miles that morning I decided to be healthy (er) and get the quinoa / black bean burger. Then I sat there drooling over Mr. C's juicy bison burger with fried jalepenos. I will be ordering a REAL burger next time. So many lessons this weekend!
Wine, always a good thing.
Boys, always the light of my life.
Holiday plaid, a good thing.
Friends and their beautiful Christmas cards, precious.
Teamwork at Home Depot; priceless.
Hope you've had a happy Monday:)