I had to take my computer in to service it right in the middle of busy season… what a bummer. That’s the word I use online to make it sound like I’m not as angry as I realllly am. Grrr…I have one set of photos on my office computer that I will try to upload tomorrow, but that’s it until I get my regular working computer back!
I need it back tomorrow… I got people chompin’ at the bit..
Thank the lord for back-up drives… before I was “professional” (haha) I had my laptop stolen from my night side table when some punks robbed our house in broad daylight. Colin came home early from work and heard them upstairs. He thought it was his daughter skipping school with some friends so instead of running up the stairs, he tip-toed up, hoping to catch them that way. Wouldn’t that drive you crazy having a dad like that?… tip-toeing around, thinking ‘you can’t fooooool me…,kids!…’ ! arrrrrrrgh…haha
Anyways, When Colin got to the top of the landing, near the kitchen he saw they had scurried out the patio door ….it was tooo late.. .they were running across the neighbors yard..holding allllll of our digital devices… ipods, laptops, cameras etc..They took everything. There was my step-daughter’s sandals, a hat and her laptop strewn across the neighbour’s yard. I guess they didn’t bring a bag.
“Way to think ahead, punks!”
I was beyonnnnnd devastated. Every photo for the last 5 years was on my laptop.
“I DIDN’T BACK THEM UP! I DIDN’T BACK THEM UP!”
I was heaving sad. heaving. I know I’m dramatic, but this was a LOT to take in. All of those memories… all of my cast photos from theatre jobs… all of my niece and nephew…all of NEW YORK..Toronto!..
Memories… Because after all, that is what photography is.. preserving those moments…capturing snip-its of our lives… and even though we may take waaaaay too many snip-it pics now-a-days… it can never been too many. Because we do grow older, we do forget and we do LOOOVE to look back and remember.
So…. luckily I’ve learned from that week of sobbing…absolute sobs.. uncontrollable. I felt like I had lost 5 years of my life. Tragic..oh, did I already go through all of this….?
But now…I backup… every single night… to 2 different hard-drives and to an online harddrive. Thank-you Staples! Thank-you, Dropbox!
So…until I get my computer back.. here’s another Video of our ever entertaining daughter. Her personality is realllly developing..
wasn’t that a beautiful segway? haha