We often think of the 'calm before the storm', but rarely do we recognize or even witness the 'calm after the storm'. This sunset occurred less than an hour after a severe storm, near Otter Falls, MB, that brought down a hundred trees near a cabin we had rented. The clouds became soft like cotton balls (mammatus clouds) and the sky was at peace.
With the sand sliding between our toes, and walking hand in hand, there was no thoughts of #tweets, #likes or #snapchats.
PC Makes A Grown Man Cry
It has been about two years since the incident and until now I have been unable to talk about it; literally.
You see… my hard drive crashed, and I hadn’t done any BACKUPS for a year prior. Way back when I was only backing up really important files to recordable CD. So I lost everything; family pictures, graphics and websites I had designed, books I had started to write, recordings of my precious little daughters voices, music, tax documents, software…. EVERYTHING!
I assumed the position, put my forehead in my hands….and CRIED like I have never cried before.
As I said, it has been two years, and I am now just getting over it. The question is did I learn from it? Well NO, up until today I had not performed another back up. Was I crazy? Yes. Was it sheer laziness? Absolutely! But something in my gut told me it was time to protect my hard earned data, and NO this isn’t a pitch for some online storage site. I simply went out bought a 120G one touch back up drive for $100, plugged it in and backed up my hard drives.
No more tears, no more pain… just a big freaking sigh of relief.
I’m making it my mission to tell as many people as I can this month, and so far of the ten people I talked with today, not one has recently backed up their PC. Its a shame really, as you don’t miss it until its gone… and it is enough to make anyone cry!