Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Unforeseen Circumstances

I wish I'd seen it coming.

I wish I'd known that my new little MacBook Pro was going to give up the ghost this morning. I wish I'd known that Angus MacBook (see what I did there? My computer is Scottish!) was suffering grave hard drive issues. I wish I'd known he was thisclose to packing it in all together. But I didn't, and he suffered in silence until this morning when he suddenly collapsed.

That's the worst thing about unforeseen circumstances - you never see them coming.

I've made an appointment to get my computer fixed, but since we live in the wilds of Tennessee, it will be a while before we can get to an Apple Store. Until then I'm tethered to Matthew's computer - which means I have to share. I'll try to keep updating the blog in the meantime, but what's worse is that it looks like my hard drive has been corrupted - which means I've likely lost all the recipes, photos and posts I've created in the far-too-many months since my last back-up. You know the most tragic part of the whole affair? I just told Matthew that I was overdue for a back-up...yesterday.

Moral of the story: back up your computers, folks. Don't just think about it. Don't just talk about it. DO IT!

P.S. I wanted to make a joke about a 'wormy Apple' but the pain is still a little too fresh. I'll have to get back to you when I get to the 'acceptance' stage of this process!

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  1. Total bummer, but I have to tell you that I got such a kick out of the fact that you gave your Mac a Scottish name. So funny!

    1. Thanks! This poor computer was actually Angus MacBook II - I'm not sure what that makes him, now that he has a brand new hard drive. Angus MacBook 2.5, perhaps?

  2. I am sorry, you lost everything. I can't imagine what that feels like. Yes, it is time for a backup.

    You can, at least get whatever is online, back.

    1. Yes, thank goodness all my archived blog posts are safe! It's just too bad that I'm not good at writing posts in advance or I might have saved a bit more. Lesson learned!