Yesterday a fierce winter storm ushered in extreme emotions and a foot of snow. I’ve been to the depths of despair and back when I discovered that every photograph I took in the last three and a half years is gone. Lost forever. I may not take good pictures, but they are our life or at least moments of our lives captured on a 4×6 sheet of photo paper.
Part of my problem is that I waited too long to print them or back them up. I’m giving you all good advice – Go to the store and buy a flash drive, cd’s, or an external harddrive and back-up all your photos. Don’t wait!
All may not be lost. I am looking into a recovery program as we speak. I’ll keep you posted.
Tonight I am attempting to focus on the positive. My computer is working again. I did upload many pictures to both facebook and this blog. Those are not lost. I also like to think that spring is on her way. The foot of freshly fallen snow and the sky spit flurries today made me doubt, but I am choosing to believe.
I even bought the cutest pair of sandals.
It all started with FringeMan needing some spit shine. He’s due at a major conference for several days this week and well, his clothes are a bit worn. Ok, that’s a huge understatement and I’m not one for understating the facts. He looks a little like a rascal that’s been dragged through the mud by his black-eyed pit-bull and left to bake in the Florida sun for a season.
Correction: FringeMan doesn’t look like that, but his clothes most certainly do.
We are not big on putting on a good show and giving off false pretenses, but the man simply cannot walk around in torn pants and shirts with frayed collars. Not for a conference anyway.
So we rallied our true trailer park (no offense intended) inner class and went shopping. At K-Mart.
You can scoff, but they have a wide selection of Big & Tall dress shirts for – hang on to your hair – $4.95 on clearance.
I said we were spit shining him, not taking him to a car wash.
He even bought new shoes, the kind that don’t claim to be waterproof and come to the knee. Since shoes were Buy One Get One Half Price, I slipped a pair of cute wedges into the cart.