This is the sad story of how I spent two weeks with my German host family here in California showing them around my hometown and then travelling the Californian Coast up to Oregon and finally into Portland...and have no pictures to show for it.
How I spent a week in Lake Tahoe with my family for our annual summer trip...and have absolutely no pictures to show for it.
And finally how I spent a long weekend in the beautiful city of Chicago to celebrate my great-grandmother's 100th Birthday and surprise...no pictures.
Right before Christmas I was working on my gifts for my students and their parents, [personalized photo calendars] and when I went to print out their quotes I heard a "zap" type of sound and then that was it...my laptop would not turn back on. I could have taken care of it right away, but since procrastination is key with me [side-eye] I didn't take it in tot he store until precisely three weeks ago. When they told me they'd have to send it into the manufacturer I was also told that it shouldn't effect my hard drive. But of course, they restored it to it's factory settings.
Since I prepared myself for the worse, I'm handling it better than expected. I can pay a pretty penny for a data recovery, but it may not work. Since I am going to Palm Springs this weekend, I'll deal with recovery attempts when I get home. For now, iphone pictures will just have to suffice :)
That being said, some things that I'll be blogging about in the near future:
Giants games...of course ;)
and all of life's little happenings along the way...
fingers crossed I get the pictures back and if not...lesson learned!
From now on I will be backing up the hard drive weekly.