Bye, Bye, Bye

I actually do have a good excuse for not blogging in so long this time. Last Wednesday, I was rushing and I turned off my laptop with the button instead of the start menu and I found out, you should never, ever, ever do this. A file got corrupted and I lost EVERYTHING. Included in that everything were over 3 months of pictures. Pictures that can never be replaced. Christmas, New Years, Thanksgiving, Birthday…it’s just heartbreaking to me. I am thankful that I have this blog as I’ve put some pictures out there but the last few months I’ve been pretty bad at blogging so it doesn’t even touch the amount of pictures I lost. And, I have been so good at taking pictures of Lilla every week since she’s been alive and all those photos are just gone. I wonder in some way if the Lord was teaching me to be humble because I was really proud of that. And, I defintiely believe that pride comes before a fall. It certainly did in this case.

It kills me to think about it. Fortunately I figured out I had videorecorded Christmas morning here when Lilla first came down the stairs and opening some presents. That was the part that really killed me to lose because I put no Christmas pictures on my blog and it was our first christmas in our house. I was just devestated so figuring out about the camcorder really gave me some peace.

For those who are wondering about recovery, we tried. It didn’t work. We could have paid Best Buy $500 to try a different way but it wasn’t a guarentee and we honestly couldn’t have afforded it even if it was a guarentee. So, we had to wipe the drives clean. It took Michael a couple of days to wipe it and then put the stuff I needed back on it but here I am again, blogging. With a heavy heart though, with a very heavy heart.

Here’s more of an update on everything else:
Sickies: It’s finally over for our family. Everyone is healthy again and it is beyond wonderful to say that. It’s hard to want to leave the house now knowing how many other people are still sick. I can just feel the germs a crawling.

Photos: Friday I went to get the peanut’s two year picture taken. It didn’t go well. So unwell that I refused to even look at them. Today we went to try again. It was about the same. We did get a couple of good ones in this time. Unfortunately they were in her play outfit, not the lovely dress that I couldn’t wait to get her picture taken in. I will post them once I get a hold of them next week.

Time Away: Michael and I did get to have a one night getaway last week. Full paid for at a really nice hotel and restraunt downtown and breakfast in our room in the morning. It was really a lovely time and a good time of refreshing. Besides, of course, being the night I lost all my info, it was really perfect.

Spreading the Word: We are starting a new Sunday night evangalism course at our church and it is really good. We are so excited about it and how it is already lighting a fire under our tooshes. I’m not sure why but I sure get energized when I let God work through me.

So that’s the news from this end, I will be trying to visit sometime soon. Drop me a line and let me know how you are doing too!

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4 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Maribeth
    Mar 04, 2008 @ 04:54:24

    Oh I am so sorry about the “crash”. The one time it happened to me they were able to get my stuff off my hard drive. But I must have cried a gazillion tears about it. Now I back up often and I upload a lot to my Flickr account (I got a paid one with lots of storage).

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  2. Mel
    Mar 04, 2008 @ 04:56:43

    Bless your heart! I am so sorry to hear about your computer. We had that happen once, but hubby was lucky enough after many days of work to get some stuff from the hard drive. I’m glad you at least had the video. Hang in there!

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  3. Rach
    Mar 04, 2008 @ 13:53:32

    Hi Amy. I’m truly very sorry about the lost photos. I could understand how difficult that must have been and still is. It’s good that you have posted some of those photos on this blog.

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  4. snpnmnmi
    Mar 04, 2008 @ 21:56:11

    Oh NO! The only thing that saves me repeatedly is that I upload most of my pics to Slide or Flikr AND my sister takes most of my childrens’ pics and she ALWAYS puts her on CDs.
    I’m glad you have the ones you do left. It kind of reminds me of my constant worry… but I don’t even want to talk about that.
    Tammy :):):)

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