Sunday, January 18, 2009


What I said earlier about things happening in threes? Well guess lap top crashed and I lost everything! All my pictures, my WIP, my ebook library, MY books, the programs that I'd downloaded. Luckily I had a recovery file. I ran that. Luckily I was able to download some programs I had on Cd's, I ran those. Luckily I'd backed everything else up, except my ebook library.

Now it's like having a brand new computer. It runs like new. Fast. The only problem is, A week ago I went out and purchased a brand new laptop because it was on sale. My old lap top, the one that just crashed, was beginning to run slow and freeze up. I swear I can't win sometimes! So, I've decided to keep the old lap top for writing and my new lap top for the work I do on the Internet.

We'll see how long that lasts. Knowing me, I'll get tired of switching back and forth between computers and end up using one for everything. At least I'll have a back up:)


Nancy Bristow said...

Well thank God you had a recovery file Debbie. It's anybody's worse nightmare to lose everything due to a computer crash and a good reminder to all of us to back-up what we absolutely don't want to lose. Normally I'm fairly paranoid about this but then on some things I also tend to keep paper just makes me feel safer...must be that pack rat mentality of mine;)

I also see that switching back and forth thing for you not lasting very long....Nancy:)

Debbie Wallace said...

It's already begun, Nancy. I downloaded microsoft word today. Know what that means? I'll be writing on this computer soon:)

I learned the hard way about backing up my files. A couple years ago when my computer crashed I lost three chapters of a story. I was sick over it!