Monday, December 15, 2008

i'm bummed

Well i got the phone call today from the data recovery service. I had sent them my external hard drive that houses all my pictures as it wasn't working ever since i accidently dropped it on the ground. he told me that my photos were not recoverable as some thingy-ma-gig suffered a traumatic blow when it fell. BUMMER! so here's some advice to you - make sure you back up your photos! i have many photos stored on flickr and there are many pics on my blog, but still there are so many that are just gone. so that' s my news.


also, here's a holiday tip i thought i'd share with you. a few years ago, i started saving some of the tags that my mom uses when she wraps my holiday gifts. she usually has them all done up in lots of ribbon that she has curled. i save them and hang them on the tree. i wanted to do this because as my parents get older, i realize how fast time is going by and i like the thought of her writing out that tag for me as she wrapped my gift and i know she put a lot of love into it. i like seeing her handwriting as it is such a reflection of her. my dad doesn't wrap gifts, but i've been saving his letters and cards for the same reason, to have his handwriting and pieces of him.


  1. thank you for the reminder about backing up photos and other important info. sorry for your loss :(

    i love looking back on my parent's postcards and letters to each other. they are both deceased now, so it's nice to have them.

  2. so sorry to hear about your hard drive! after my last crash, I'm using two of them - a larger one that I keep at home, and a smaller one that travels to work with me - then I back up the smaller one to the bigger one once a week (or two weeks....)

  3. Hey kecia, too bad about your pictures.. I know I should be backing all of ours up too. maybe that'll be a new years resolution! great idea to save your moms tags!
    have a sweet week!

  4. So sorry about your pictures, that is a crushing loss.

    What a sweet way to keep holidays' past alive through the years. Thanks for sharing.

  5. very sweet - yes, i'm definately getting old! hope you are feeling better - tucker too - the family pictures are wonderful - love, mom

  6. Oh Girl, you are so right about backing up photos, Ughhh, and I never do. Great Idea with the tags and cards too.. Hope everyone is feeling better, Jamie

  7. Kecia....I am so bummed FOR you about the pics. That's the very reason I subscribe to Carbonite...which is a service (off site) so if anything goes wrong, ALL is recoverable! I don't even have to give a thought to backup.

  8. Ugh! i am so, so sorry, kecia. i live in fear of this very thing. i don't have my photos backed up as it is so daunting to even attempt. i am a photo addict. and most of them haven't even been printed. eek! time to mount that task. but i am sure sorry for your lost photos. but, i love the card you sent me! you surely did give me a great big dose of Joy. thank you, friend!


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