The hard drive on our computer at home died a sudden death yesterday.
With the BACK UP DRIVE sitting next to it, still in it's box, unopened. Yep, it's been sitting there for a couple of weeks now, waiting for me to stop playing Spider Solitaire and install.
Murphy saw that and just couldn't resist having a little fun.
I'm kicking myself. HARD. And I've randomly slammed my head onto my desk a few times today.
Luckily, the only thing of worth on the hard drive were pictures and videos (everything else is on a stick). Most of the pictures I can get from Kodak Gallery as I send out pics every month to friends and family. They have a lovely feature where you can get all of your albums on a disc.
But Kodak Gallery doesn't upload videos, so those are gone. And all the pictures from July that hadn't yet made it into an album (August's are still on the camera).
July was Gabi's birthday. I'm usually not terribly sentimental, but I'm pissed about losing July! I want to see my baby with her cake! Though it turns out that those are the only pictures we have of her on her birthday, because we got a little carried away with EATING the cake and forgot to take any other pictures of her that day.
We're going to see if we can retrieve something, anything, ourselves. But if that doesn't work, our budget is slim and I don't think it's worth it to fork over hundreds of dollars for one month's worth of pictures.
Damn me and my laziness.
Next step- determine if we are just going to replace the hard drive, or buy a completely new computer. We've been wanting to upgrade for a while, but since everything else in the tower is perfectly fine, it's hard to justify a brand new purchase.
The silver lining? I blog from work! So, yay, that won't be affected.