Monday, February 18, 2008

Not one of my better moves

Our electricity has been going on and off this weekend. Who knows why. It was probably something to do with the high winds.

This morning I got up early to send out the weekly homeschool group newsletter. Of course the computer had to reboot and asked a number of questions about this and that. I'm an agreeable person so I pushed a lot of "Yes" buttons. I know now that "cancel" was the correct response.

Well, I deleted a lot of stuff important to my life. All of the files for our homeschool group from the past year, our downloads of music and pictures, some passwords that I now can not remember for the life of me, my record of our budget and spending.... Very unsettling.

It can't go just nowhere, right? It has to be trapped in this little tower screaming to get out.

Apparently I am not yet ready for computer independence.

Tell me I'm not the only one (please).


soccermom said...

Oh Monica, that truly is one of the worst feelings. Last year I deleted all our pictures that I was not smart enough to back up. We were able to get them back after letting a professional intercede. We have a computer guy up north if you need to call someone. He is a wonderful christian.

Heather L. said...

Oh no! I hope something can be done!!!! Reminds me that I need to back up my pictures! Ugh!

Sarah said...

You've probably already checked, but are you sure it's not all sitting in the recycle bin? I deleted a bunch of stuff that I didn't mean to and it was as simple as hitting the restore button. Otherwise, a pro can probably get it back for you. Good luck!

Cindy said...

Most likely it is all still there but it may take a computer whiz to get to it all. We have two friends who could do it. Don't give up. I'm so sorry. If it helps, I am pouting a little for you right now and my forehead it totally wrinkled.

SarahR said...

Yeah, check your recycle bin. If it's not there, then maybe I can have Bill help you. Let me know.

Saralyn said...

I'm right there with you on this sort of thing. Because of my lack of computer savvy, my Dad gave us a safety net for Christmas--an external hard drive that plugs into an ISB port. I now use it to store and backup the important things from my computer's hard drive. Now I can't ever blow away everything. You might want to start saving for one of these. I believe they're around $120.
Also, there may be a "restore" setting on your computer somewhere. Listen to me, the blind leading the blind!