20.4.11

Erased


If you're reading this, stop now and back up your data.
Two weeks ago (hence the absence) my iMac died a sudden and painful death. The hard drive erased itself. Erased. Gone. I did not have anything "backed up". Suddenly I feel like a total moron, like Carrie in that SATC episode where her laptop dies.

I still can't even bear to talk to anyone about it. All those photos. Nearly five years worth of pictorial memories are lost forever, dissolved into thin air. Of course, I am upset about losing all our photographs documenting our life in Sydney, but what pains me the most is the loss of pictures from the last three months - the first three months of Eulalies birth (including her birth and the minutes and hours following). I do have some images that I can salvage from this blog and from emailed pictures sent to friends and family. But the pictures I miss the most aren't the ones where the lighting was nice, or it was framed well, or she was smiling in that one - it was all the everyday moments and rituals, images that wouldn't really impress anyone - but to us they were magical.

Of course, in the big scheme of things, this is hardly a big deal. There are people all over the world who have lost everything in these devastating Natural disasters that have been occurring in the last few months. A few photos is nothing. We have our health, our family, our home.

Oh, well - a fresh start. My computer took more than four days to be repaired, and the store policy promised that after the fourth day, the repair was free. So I guess there's the silver lining.

4 comments :

  1. That sucks about the photos. Kellie xx

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  2. oh my goodness. i feel sick at the thought. your memory will just have to work harder i guess. i am paranoid about losing things so i back up but i also upload my photo archive to flickr. i would recommend that, i feel pretty safe now. anyway, those chubby legs in that air shot are totally edible! and i love that elle deco spread too, the may edition is also a good one. you have a gorgeous blog and beautiful photos.

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  3. oh dear. sorry to hear you lost everything. my man is obsessed with backing up our photos and vids on two seperate hard drives. guess he has a point.

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  4. oh this happened to us too. its the shittest thing ever.

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