After more than two weeks without my computer, it’s finally out of the shop. I picked it up today from the repair store. It now has a brand new hard drive, and is running faster than ever. What it doesn’t have is any of the pictures that I took over the past two years. Any of the design work I did over the past two years. The programming for my design website. The programming for my DVD. Two years worth of emails. And none of the illegal software that my friends had given me. In essence I’m starting with a brand new computer.
I keep trying to remind myself that I should be thankful that the computer didn’t need to be replaced. It was a relatively easy fix and for the most part painless. As with all things, I think about what’s missing and I realize that I can live without most of those things. The pictures are not replaceable, but it’s also not like they were of my grandmother who just died or something. The files were important, but once again they are not things I can’t live without. I’ll have to recreate some things but for the most part it will be fine.
What I have promised myself to do, is to back up my computer as I create files. I have an external hard drive that I hardly ever use. It sits on my desk beside my computer and is hardly ever plugged in. That will change now. I’m going to back up things as I go, so that next time I won’t lose so much information.
I’ll spend the next few days catching you up on what’s been going on but for now, I’m still working at the restaurant. It’s going fine. In fact I was supposed to work tonight but gave away my shift so that I could go and pick up my computer. I’ll have to pick up a shift on Thursday or Friday to make up for it, but that’s no big deal.
I hope everyone’s been doing well, and I can’t wait to catch up on what everyone’s been doing since I’ve been gone.