‘Cos you see, (I know it is all about relativity) but, I am quite anxious about the fact that almost a decade of files appear to be gone,. It is not really my computer that has died – but worse – it is the back-up unit. Unfortunately, I have not really paid attention to how my menu of files had been set up. I had no interest in that …. So when I saved that file to my “g drive” that day and heard a ping sound … I did not know that I was actually saving to my back-up drive. Apparently, I should have been saving the files in one location and then backing them up onto the back-up or some such thing. So when teh back-up broke I would have still had the orginal file. Who would have known??
You see the problem is I know how to drive my car…I want to get into it, turn it on and get to my destination. Mr Mechanic, I don't want you to explain to me how the engine works. It is about the same with my technology. I want to turn it on, open a file and keep working. I actually have no desire to know how it works behind the screen.
So while I am sitting here, pouring out this self-indulgence about my misery of losing all those files, I am trying to understand why it has happened. Understand in an esoteric kinda way. Trying to find the positive. So here is my slant on it …… I am stopping the clock on a decade of my life. What does that mean, you may ask?
Well, the way I see it right now is; I have a significant birthday coming up soon. Those who know me well know I LOVE a festival for my birthday. I am not one of those folk who says “Oh I don’t want any attention on my birthday!” I am one of those full on, point the camera at me, put me centre stage, the cake can never be big enough, type of people. I like to encourage my birthday to go for a week. Bella once said, “DC, you took control of the birthday festival freehold!!”. So this year – for reasons that don't need to be explained, I am not having a party. I am postponing it. So therefore, I am not ticking over into the next decade of my life, if I am not acknowledging it. So that means the last decade continues until I declare the party over!
Yes, that may sound like a whole lot of BS – but it is working for me right now!
AND, don't forget to back-up your back-up.