12 July 2013

Computer Woes

Hi everyone!
    Sorry that it has been so long since my last post... The hard drive in my computer died. I lost a bunch of precious things that can't be replaced. Even though we have a routine back-up schedule for camera downloads, an external hard drive, back up external hard drive, and CD's of all my photos, I still lost hundreds of photos that I was working on by subject that were not in the area of my comp. where I keep raw photos, and all of my original artwork like my most recent artistamps and stationery designs... sigh. I have sulked about this long enough, and have now added an extra step to my back up process to assure I get all my work backed up, not just the photos from my camera, now I am going to stop grieving and move on.
   My husband set out to supply me with a computer as soon as he could. He gave me his, searched out the Adobe Photoshop disks which had disappeared from their normal location and refused to be found for several days and installed Adobe on his comp. so I could continue to work uninterrupted. He has been trying to resurrect an older computer to satisfy his non work related computer use. Did I mention what a great guys he is...? Now I need get over myself and get back to blogging...
  For a few terrifying moments I was afraid that if the source of the photos didn't exist, the photos in my blogs wouldn't be in my blogs anymore, but my husband set my fears to rest by explaining how the photos are called from blogger, not from my computer. If I had stopped to think I would have reasoned that out myself, but I was in full fledged panic mode when I found out my hard disk died and wasn't thinking.
  So now I will be trying to get back into the swing of things and hopefully will be posting on a regular basis again. Until then, I hope you all have a great weekend!


  1. Life is full of lessons. I'm going to do better about backing up. I lost some of my better drawings, unpublished blog posts, letters and notes all because backing up slowed me down. I am sorry for your loss. Thanks for my beautiful artist stamps!

    I made a pot of tea, put everything on a lovely woven tray, set it on the foot of my bed, and the phone rang. I saw that it was Nephew II and leaped for the phone. I drenched my bedding, mattress, tray, and a new box of stationery. The paper is wrinkled, some of the enveloped are glued shut, but my letters smell of blueberry tea. :) just you wait and see.

    I lost a lot but miss it only when I think about it. I try to remember that if I have lived just fine since the hard drive died, then it's not worth the fret.

    Time for a Benadryl. Hives!

    Be well.

  2. Elle! Hope you'll check this out, if you haven't already. :)


    1. Thank you so much Limner!! Yes I am a fan of Rimas work, but with the death of my hard drive came the death of my extensive bookmark catalog that I use as references for my oft too many interests... I cried almost as much about the loss of my references as I did the loss of my art works and photos... Thank you for helping me to build back my reference catalog! You are such a dear! Here is a link to another weed wife you may be interested in (if you don't know about her already), bearmedicineherbals.com and her online publication: http://planthealermagazine.com/
      Thanks again and hugs!


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