Saturday, December 20, 2008

Clean Slate

I am so glad I've logged my surfing escapades here. I just lost everything that was on my computer. All the cool places I was gonna blog about next, as well as all my files, photos, pattern downloads, and weblinks (and my resume, among other things) are all gone. I spent all of Thursday night re-formatting my hard drive, and re-installing Windows, and keeping my fingers crossed that the hard drive was salvageable...luckily it seems okay now. But, oh! The things I lost.

A word of advice...if you've been thinking that you should back up your files onto disk lately, DO IT! Don't wait :(

The flip side of this trauma, is that I get to start the new year with a clean slate. I have my blog's links to keep me happy and busy for a long time. I stored 99% of my digital photos on Flickr (thank God the Maui pics are safe!) And, I have Ravelry and all you wonderful bloggers out there to keep me well-supplied with more inspiration!

Next, I must do some other slate-cleaning....b/c I'm inspired now, you see! It actually feels good to start anew.

One thing I'm sorry I lost is all my Paper Panache downloads. This is a paper-piecing website that hosts a new free quilting pattern every couple of months. The patterns I collected over the past year are lost. They are only available free for a short time. Sigh. Well, it's not like I'm doing much quilting or sewing anymore, so I can let it go...(I'm still reeling, can you tell?!)

But, I can still use the computer, and 2009 is rolling in! We have our health and prosperity intact, so there is a lot to be thankful for!!! I hope everyone out there has the same.

Have a lovely holiday season! (Hope you like the blog's new look!)



mlanezoo said...

Oh, I'm so sorry...I feel your pain because a similar thing happened to me recently. NO fun at all. Definitely a good reminder to everyone to backup on a regular basis!!

Carrie K said...

Oh that would be such a blow! Even if you weren't quilting that much, the possibilities now denied to you. But life goes on. And now you've served as A Lesson To Us All.

Sorry to hear about that though! Awful.

raining sheep said...

Oh that is a sad thing. I really must start backing up my photos. I just wanted to wish you a wonderful holiday season and all happy things for 2009...hopefully that year will not see any computer calamities.

hetty said...

The same thing happened to me last summer! I lost everything on my hard drive. But have I learned anything? No! I still have nothing backed up. Oh, well. There is always next year! I love the new look of your blog! Stay postive! Wishing you and yours a very Merry Christmas and a happy and healthy New Year!

Barbara said...

Oh yikes! I'm glad you were able to retrieve your pictures. I think you are right about the clean can be a good thing. Happy Holidays!

hakucho said...

Oh, my worst nightmare. Must do my back up...thanks :) Good luck with your clean slate :)

Glad you didn't lose everything!!