On October 10, I was backing up my big internal hard drive to a big external hard drive when both hard drives decided to crash simultaneously. I bought my first computer in 1978 and this is only my second and third hard drive crashes, so maybe I’m due.
I had a data recovery center work on the hard drives, and while they did recover 100% of my data, I then had to get my data back onto a computer so I could use it. I’ll tell you, when 100% of your life disappears, you don’t really know what to do. I spent exactly three weeks, to the minute, October 10 noon to October 31 noon not knowing if I could keep any of my businesses and activities going on. I didn’t even know what to do each day because my life is run 24/7 by Microsoft Excel spreadsheets. I was so depressed that I couldn’t get up the energy to get my camera, jump into the car, and head out into the world to take new pictures. Taking pictures usually is the easiest way for me to deal with depression, but in this case all it did was remind me that I had lost 100% of about a million pictures. So, that’s where I have been for the last three weeks, just in case anyone missed me.
Meanwhile, today is Halloween, and I can tell you that losing your computer work is definitely spooky. So let’s explore a little spookiness in music and pictures from my personal collection, which I have back.
Happy Halloween from SBB (Scary Boo Birds)!
Happy Halloween from the VW Spider!
Happy Halloween from Tony the Tarantula!
Happy Halloween from Gary the Garden Spider!
Happy Halloween from Al the Albino Burmese Python!