September 6, 2011

White Dog slipped down off her perch when she heard my calm, stoic, "oh well, it was a good try" into the phone. She signalled the rest of the White Dog Army to follow her as she came over and sat on my lap.

The others looked at her in puzzlement and she gently quoted,
"Oh, somewhere in this favored land the sun is shining bright;
The band is playing somewhere, and somewhere hearts are light,
And somewhere men are laughing, and somewhere children shout;
But there is no joy in Mudville - mighty Casey has struck out."

The pups pushed against me in instant understanding and consolation. I smiled at their willingness to erase my pain and shrugged. "Dearest Ones, what is, is. We have lots of work to catch up."

The hard drive is truly dead and the files are irretrievable. Josh was unable to work his magic. Steve had tried his best. Perhaps with a couple of weeks at a specialty lab in CA (starting at $900) some parts might be resurrected but it would be too late and too costly.

On the bright side Josh did conjure up a new hard drive that is 160% larger than my old one for a very sympathetic price.

Now the rebuilding begins...


Kari in Vegas said...

oh no :( sometimes it is best just to dive back into it and try not to dwell


Amber DaWeenie said...

May the old hard drive R.I.P.

Now just look ahead and take one day at a time. I also learned this hard lesson with my computer a few years ago. I now have an external hard drive and some automatic software that backs up new files every morning. Such a relief.

Mack said...

Oh no - so sorry about your puter.

Random Felines said...

Oh no.....that is bad.

And a lesson to all of us - back up is your friend. :)

Remington said...

THAT is NOT good! Hope things work out for you soon....those silly computers....

Brian said...

I hate to hear that, we've been there before too. We now use Carbonite and it is well worth it. It keeps everything backed up for you and you don't even know it is doing it.

Sagira said...

Oh man....I am very sorry to hear that. But hopefully the new one will be better in the long run.

Stella said...

Cheers to the New One! Lets hope it works in a princely way and does all you want it to do.


Stella said...

Cheers to the New One! Lets hope it works in a princely way and does all you want it to do.


KB said...

Thank goodness that you found a replacement and you had backups.

We're sorry that your old drive is kaput but happy that there's a solution on the horizon.

Tweedles -- that's me said...

Oh my gosh,, this is not what we wanted to happen!
Oh I wish I could make magic happen