Thursday, January 13, 2011

I cried yesterday

They were selfish tears.  Not because of Arizona, not because of not feeling well, not for anyone or anything except me.  Last week my computer died on me.  Fortunately, it was still under warranty.  I spent almost an entire afternoon with a tech from HP trying to fix it remotely.  She could not do it, so I packed my trusty little lap mate up and sent her off for repair.  I paid extra to have the repairs expedited and to have HP collect and save two years worth of pictures.  She was returned to me yesterday in like new condition.  Exactly like new.  NO pictures were saved, none of my patterns I had collected, nothing at all.  She was naked, stark naked.  I had to reinstall virus protection and all of my favorites.  I did not mind doing that, after all I had my precious computer back in my arms.  What she did not have with her was my pictures!!!!!  The virus/worm that infected her had already deleted all of those things.  Sad thing is that I had been telling myself for a couple of weeks to get my pictures off of my computer.  It was a project for this month, you know, after the rush of the holidays.  The tech at HP told me that even though I have a very good virus protection, it is not, unfortunately infallible.
All I have to say to the A$$%@!!# who has enough time on his hands to create these nasty creatures is: Get off of your lard ass and get off of welfare and get a real job!!  If you were working at something respectful and constructive you would not feel the need to destroy what is not yours.
Guess I had better go buy that external hard drive now so this does not happen to me again.
The tears are dry and it is time for me to get on with life.  I am so thankful for the few pictures I have posted here and on FB in the past two years.  I do not have all of them, but at least I have a few.


Shawn Becker said...

I know exactly how you feel. We lost our pictures a couple of years ago and I was heart broken. We had erased all pictures on our camera discs and had not made a backup from the computer.
Luckily, my youngest daughter had made a family story for my birthday and copied many pictures to a disc. We did end up with quite a few pictures but many were still lost!

Homestay Mama said...

Ohhh, I know how you feel! I had that happen to me back in 2008. I took my laptop to a place in Snohomish run by a couple of men who had immigrated from Romania. They managed to save my pictures and installed a new hard drive, but it cost me quite a bundle!! And yes, I've had an external hard drive ever since!

Frizzy and Bird said...

I don't know if you remember this but we lost most of the pictures from the first 2 years we were here in CA and had Yaya. Like you I cried. I sobbed. I even cursed and screamed at the computer. At the end of the day I still miss those pictures. Like you, I was glad I had backed some of them up here or on Walgreens or FB. My heart breaks for you my dear. Sending you bearhugs from CA.

Lindsay said...

Oh, Evy. How awful. I had a camera stolen with a years worth of pictures on including Grady's first day of Kindergarten. I cried for an entire day and still get sad over it. I'm so sorry :( And I agree! Get to work at a respectable job!!!

gayle said...

I'm so very sorry to hear this, it has to be hard! I wonder why someone would even want to create a virus. What's in it for them!

Becky said...

I am so sorry, sweetie. I went thru almost the same thing recently, too. My laptop died a few month's ago and I thought I had lost everything, too! I had backed up quite a lot, but hadn't backed up for a while, so there were LOTS that weren't backed up. I was SO UPSET! Turned out that it was only the "video" part of my computer that had died and my hard drive was still good. We talked to a friend that is very "techno" and he told us that we could take the hard drive out of MY computer and put it in another one and it should work fine, and it DID! I was able to get all of my photos off without any problems. WHEW!! ~~ I agree with you. These LOW-LIFE's need to get a LIFE! ((HUGS)) to you!

's "video card" died, and I thought


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