Last Friday the hard drive in my desk top crashed. We rushed it to the nearest Best Buy Geek Squad (35 miles away) and left it there for diagnosis and repair. Geek Daniel had to make the sad call that the hard drive was gone, kaput. Great. (not exactly the word I actually used.) My computer is my livelihood and contained 60G of documents, mostly photographs. [Gasp! Holding breath!] Yes, I did have a back-up on external hard drive of all my photos and documents!
But I lost my applications, email history, wireless network, and 5 days of productivity. Not to mention the time it will take to rebuild. Well, sometimes a rebuild means renewal. I can get quite a lot cleaned out. Ok, so a lot is already cleaned out. All those emails reminding me about new ebills, the junk mail, the AARP reminders that I am old enough (barely) to even get AARP emails --- all gone! But to my friends who sent me really cool stuff, please resend!
Let me leave you with just this thought for the day:
Be kind to your 4-footed friends, and always, always back up your files -- often!