I've learned a very valuable lesson today, unfortunately a little too late. While in an attempt to clean out some storage space on my smart phone (which I am apparently still learning), I uploaded pics to my computer and then deleted them from my phone. Little did I know that in doing so, it is all somehow linked in cyber world, and ended up wiping out ALL my photos on my blog.
Now I'm left with a picture-less blog. And gigantic black boxes where all my precious photos used to be. I mean, I still have them all in my photo archives, and backed up on cds, but there is really no easy way to restore them to my blog.
My heart has dropped to the bottom of my toes.
So, what does this mean?
1. Well, my blog is still here, so that's good. I can just pick up the pieces, and move forward, continue upwards and onwards.
2. I could say to heck with it all, write a final post, and kiss this all goodbye.
or 3. I can back track through 154 posts, dig through file upon file, and try to recreate what once was. That will take some time. A lot of time. Pain staking time.
I'm wrestling somewhere between options 1 and 3 right now. I really wish I would have already printed this blog into a hard copy at some point, because that is really my ultimate goal of this whole thing. If I knew that there was something concrete to hand my kids someday, I'd just pick up the pieces and move forward.
But unfortunately, I haven't done that yet. And although my words are all there, the photos aren't, and well, that just leaves our stories unfinished.
So, yeah. I learned a lesson today. And it was an expensive one. Ugh.