Saturday, August 02, 2008

pity party for one...

My main computer has been attacked by spyware/malware/viruses (I really don't fucking know, as I don't know shit about computers). In order to banish it for good, my darling husband has used a lovely recovery disk to return our system to our original pre-infected status. In doing so I think we have lost over 5 years of pictures OF MY CHILDREN saved only on our hard drive, all our bookmarked internet pages, and all of the knitting pattern/design ideas I have had in the works. Of course, this could not have happened at a better time, as I am so pms-ing even commercials make me cry very rational at this time. To cope, I am drinking and crying as there is nothing else I can do except break shit and yell at my husband for his oversight because I did nothing to prevent it either.

I cannot believe all the pictures I have taken of my kids are gone. Our first trip to Disneyland- GONE. Birthdays-GONE. Holidays-GONE. I am kicking my own ass now, because I thought only yesterday, "I should copy all our pictures to my flickr account in case something happens and we have to reboot our system." I decided to wait and do it today and guess what? Today all cookies were disabled on my computer and I could not even fucking log into flickr. Fuck, Fuck Fuck!!!!!

Did I mention all my bookmarks/internet favorites are gone as well? This is huge considering I homeschool my children and 98% of our materials are taken from online sources which I oh-so-smartly renamed "2nd grade spelling" "7th grade math" "science" "history" so they would be easy to find. Now, I would not recognize the actual names in a search even if I tried to find them all again. (Did I mention that I am crying to cope.) What the fuck am I going to do.

If you are reading this stop now and go back up all the files on your computer. Especially your pictures! Yes, right now. I hope you never need it, but if my shitty situation ever happens to you, you will thank me.

To make a bad situation worse, now I am stressing about the whole shebang (which I can do NOTHING about) and will not be able to sleep tonight. Thank you stress induced insomnia. It should make my eczema flare up nicely as well, leaving me unable to knit as I only get flare-ups on my hands. I should be a lovely person to be around tomorrow. yeah.right.

7 comments:

DAWN said...

I am so sorry to hear this. That is a sad sad thing about all those pictures. Chin up, it will get brighter
I wish I had some really cool words of wisdom for you but the reality is, it is one of those things that life gives you to learn from. Here is a virtual {{HUG}}.

Now, stop stressing and sleep. Then, get up and do what you need to do to make it better. Drinking and cussing are included on the Short list. ;)

Cass said...

Oh NO AMANDA!!! That bites so so so hard. I'm so very sorry. I wish I could take you out and get you snockered.
xoxoxoxo

Yarn It said...

I am so, so sorry. I would be in the exact same state you are in if that happened to me. I wish there was something I could do to help you out.

del said...

Amanda, I am so, so sorry to hear this! :-( I know all of the stuff is important, but the photo loss must hurt most of all. :-( But...you have shown us the importance of backing up files (which I don't do enough of, but will now!). I couldn't stand to lose my kids' pictures, either. {{{hugs}}}

urbanknitrix said...

Poor mommy..Hugs all around. Sorry to hear about the loss of such precious memories.

Misty said...

Wow, that's awful!

Have you looked into a drive recovery service? They might be able to raise the dead for you. I can't give a personal recommendation for any in your area, but I know of a fantastic (albeit pricey) one here in Northern California if you're willing to ship it to them.

I will now run off and back up my hard drive...

Bonnie the Boss said...

I came over from mad mad and was wondering if your mom saying you and your siblings were chickens that pecked her to death left lasting damage. I worry about my own chickens.