Wednesday, May 07, 2008

There's good news....

and there's bad news.......for me anyway. I have a new computer, with a wonderful 19 inch screen so that I can stop peering at a tiny screen. I had it built by a local firm Matrix and I am so happy with the service I received. The bad news is that they are having difficulty retrieving the data from my old machine but they have promised that they will keep on trying so I won't give up all hope for the moment.
The moral of this story is BACK UP, BACK UP, BACK UP. I was always promising myself to do it and I do have some things on disk but it is going to take me ages to do re-load it all. I have bought a USB Flash disk and promised myself that I will do it regularly but for the moment "My Picture" is completely empty...weird sensation.

Hopefully I can now play catch up, the decorating is finished and the new carpet is down, I have already said that I have whimped out and this is my April challenge for Sharon. Change!!! There is still my room to do, as this became the repository of anything I couldn't decide whether I wanted to keep or throw out.

Calendar Girls and Take it Further are calling me so hopefully by next week I will be up an running.


Susan D said...

I know what you mean about backing up. I'd only had my computer about 10 months when the hard drive gave up the ghost and I lost everything so I make sure I back up regularly now.

Purple Missus said...

Good to see you back Pat :)

Doreen G said...

Welcome back Pat

Debbi Baker said...

Thanks for the reminder!! And welcome back. Redecorating is supposed to be fun - notice I said "supposed" as I don't actually ever do it!! Love the roses in the last post - just beautiful.

Cyber Fyber said...

I really do hope the computer gurus are able to restore your data. A couple of years ago our computer died taking with it three years of photos...images of my kids, of our time at ballet competitions in Moscow, Vienna, and Helsinki, plus a family trip to Italy. We sent the hard drive to luck. Your words of advise ring so true...BACK UP!
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