Last Thursday, my computer shut down and Microsoft updated with nary a please or thank you. By Friday, my rig was toast. Thankfully, hubby is Hardware Geek to my Internet G33k, and got things straightened out by Saturday night – a process made easier by the fact that when he built my computer, he installed two hard drives, so all my important stuff was tucked away on the secondary. It was still a good reminder to make sure important files are backed up – I also have an external drive, but I’ve been lax the past few months about transferring new photos and documents.
In a roundabout way, this near-disaster has given me an idea for the upcoming NaNoWriMo – after five Maeve Sawyer stories (and whilst I’m in the midst of revising the first one), I need something different. I’m thinking I might try turning my fictionalized blog posts from 2005 into an actual story. Click HERE if you want to read the post called, “A Tale of Two Hard Drives” that gave me the light bulb moment.
In the meantime, I’m still working on downloading/re-installing a bazillion programs and personalizations. *sigh*
Oh, and BACK UP YOUR FILES!