It has been just over twenty-four hours since my computer crashed. What an odd and disconnected (truly) feeling it was to turn on the computer and have it go nowhere. A gray screen and the Apple logo, accompanied by a spinning "wheel" was all I had. After booting, rebooting, re-rebooting, unplugging and replugging, that dull gray screen stood firm. A phone call to Apple confirmed what I feared: "It sounds as if your computer has crashed". A nice young man with a southern accent told me I could bring it into the store. Hmmm, how much to maybe get it working again? Five to seven hundred dollars!! The Baker and I put our heads together and decided that was too much to put into a five year old computer.
After Andrew left to pick up a new computer, it hit me (like a ton of bricks) that, even though I always meant to, I had never backed up my files. My photos were gone!! After sitting in stunned disbelief, I got back on the phone to Apple and found out that, quite likely, the photos and other files could be retrieved. Whew! I'll be off to have that taken care of once our latest round of snow is past.
In the meantime, I plugged in the camera to download the following two photos. The only photos that I thought were on the camera. Imagine my surprise when 571 photos downloaded. I started doing the "all is not lost" dance while those precious photos kept popping up on the screen!!
Goodbye old friend.
We've spent many mornings together.
Afternoons and evenings too.
Hello new friend.
Shall we meet for coffee tomorrow at 7 a.m.?