Thursday, July 12, 2007

8 Days In

8 days into this new "birth year" and I'm here to tell you we're not off to a good start;( My mood is a tad fed up at the moment. I will not go into all the boring un-fun details but I will tell you about the un-fun thing that nearly broke me...I think they say something about the straw that broke the camels back or something of that nature.

Let's go back to the beginning of June when the trackpad on my precious iBook decided to freeze up. I wanted to drop dead at that moment until I realized I could buy a mouse and still use the computer. Side note- when the trackpad isn't working don't get all techno and buy a wireless mouse because you still can't use the computer to download the wireless software to make the mouse work...yes, I did this. Well, the month of June was slammed with class/building stuff so I opted not to send my computer to Apple until school was out. This will prove to be my brightest decision all year;)

Long story just getting longer- I decided to send my computer in this week. I knew to back everything up which I had half-ass been doing but got serious about it Sunday late night. This will prove to be dumbest decision all year;( Send computer in Monday back in my hands on Wed. I immediately notice how CLEAN my keyboard is (you really shouldn't eat and work on your computer at the same time, right). While computer is warming up I decide to read the repair notes which mention they put in a new hard drive, cool I backed everything up. I start the long ass process of re-loading all backed-up files until I got to my main one, the one i refer to as my brain. Insert CD and all it says is blank. NO!!! Of course thinking I'm smarter than the computer I reboot the whole thing. Load CD again...BLANK!!! I will spare you the profanity I was screaming at the top of my lungs. My fit didn't last that long because I was immediately heart broken. All pictures, portfolio, resume, and all excel spreadsheets gone this thought made me nauseous.

The 2 things that kill me the most are my photos and my spreadsheet on all the books I've read. Yes, I'm anal but when you read as much as I do I can't remember which title, author and plot go together.

I have now wasted an hour blogging and catching up on blogs instead of studying;)


ironmaggie said...

Yay! you're back!! missed you!
not cool at all about your pictures and personal stuff. that completely sux!! sorry about that.

MikeW said...

i'm sorry to hear it, Katie.
That sucks big time. I've had it happen once, so FEEL your pain.
next day i went out and bought an external harddrive.
I've even considered a backup of the backup, because, who's to sya the external HD won't die on me?

holly said...

Sorry about your excel spreadsheets. I put everything into an spread and my world be over if I lost them.

Lulu said...

(while I am glad the service process worked for you) I am so sorry your lost your data. Back up often. I tell people that ALL the time. Yet I have never made a backup of my iMac, G5 or Macbook. So I am in constant danger of losing everything I have worked on for the last 5 years.

Katie said...

Thanks guys!!!

I almost feel like I need to go back to hand written back-up on top of the computer type backing up!

Y'all better back your stuff's way too painful to lose!