Friday, February 25, 2011

887...The sweetest number I know...

A few weeks ago, I woke up and turned on the computer...It wouldn't boot up.

Dun Dun say?  Yup.  You are right.  My hard drive crashed, and in a big way.

I was am completely heartbroken.


Because I was a moron and didn't back up ANYTHING.

Yes, I am the type who always puts things off for tomorrow, figuring that there will always be another day - and nothing will happen, right?  Wrong.

The worst part about all of it is my pictures.  The computer is 2 1/2 years old - and there were 2 1/2 years plus worth of pics on the computer.  So sad.  Baby pics of my last two babies, Christmas a few years worth, our Disney vacation last summer and tons of random shots...thousands of pictures.

At this point, it is looking like nothing will be able to be recovered.

Today, I was organizing/cleaning/gutting my house and I ran across my old digital camera.  My new Rebel is only about a year old, so I found this camera and my heart began to race.  You see, not only do I not back up hard drives very well at all, but I also am pretty lazy about emptying my memory cards.

I popped that memory card into the laptop of doom and tears came to my eyes.  887 pictures still on that card!  I am really only missing a year's worth of photos instead of the 3 plus that I was originally missing.

Even though I still don't have our vacation pics and countless others, I have pictures from the births of my last two babies, a lot of baby pics and other sweet shots of the other kiddos...I am choosing to look at this glass as half (heck 3/4) of the way full!

This incident brings to mind the parable of the 10 virgins...and yes, I am among the 5 who were unprepared.

Next time, I am going to be more prepared...and this goes for a lot of things in my life that, upon reflection, I need to work on.

Oh, and what would this story be without a public service announcement???


Today, 887 is the sweetest number I know...

Here are a few of the gems that I found today...
Emma at age 4

Reagan, telling us all about something

Little Miss Diva Ashleigh

A very scruffy Mr. Miagi, trying out the walker - and yes, he jumped in by himself!

Alyssa's 1st piggies

Zach shows his pearly whites

Wait a did that get in there?

Clay, trying out a new ride

Ashleigh and I on our girl vacay in Sept. 2009


The Peters Family said...

Good for you to not erase the card.
Reminds me that I should order some. One of the Pampers "gifts to grow" is 200 free pics from Snapfish. I'll be on it tonight. Thanks for the reminder.

Kristen said...

Glad to know I am not the only moron who doesn't back things up! Also glad you found so many pictures, that was a big blessing!

Meri said...

have you been backing them up lately? You can get some computers that will do it at scheduled times like every 15 min. or 24 hrs. Hope you find more but am rejoicing for the ones you found.