The bad news--hard drive crashed Friday night (I would say exploded, but since my sister's computer literally exploded once--yeah. sparks and all--I don't feel it would be fair to use the word). I may have cried a little.
The super bad news--I hadn't backed up any of my personal pictures since the summertime. Oh yeah. Did I mention I had a baby in November??? Do you remember that "may have" crying mentioned earlier? This was why it "may have" happened.
The good news that makes the super bad news a little less bad--I had posted most of my favorites on either my blog or facebook, so I was able to retrieve at least those.
The not good or bad news--We don't know if we will be able to retrieve any information off my drive. Time will tell, I guess.
The bad news that is sort of good news--I also lost all my music. Turns out you can transfer your iTunes purchases, though, as long as they are on your iPod. So most of the music I've bought online I have recovered. Also--This way I don't have to go through all my music and delete the songs I never listen to, or are substandard (which I was already trying to do--I believe I got to the J's...) Now I just have to rebuild my library by ripping (again) all my CDs from high school and college, and selecting only the songs that I absolutely love. Brilliant.
The good news--All my business photo files were backed up. But, I was about halfway done editing a wedding, and those weren't backed up, which means I have to start all over on those. Bummer. But not the end of the world.
The really good news--We replaced my failed 320 gig hard drive with a 1 terabyte drive. BooYah. I have almost 900 gigs of free space right now. :)
Oh yeah. And we finally invested in a backup system we've been meaning to get for a year or so now. Whoops. :)
Better late than never???