*****Update at bottom*******
Back in December of 2005 I made a backup CD of my desktop. I just found it in a stack of CD's on the side of my desk.
Yes, this is still the on my mind. Daily I am reminded and lament about my lost pictures, scheming, plotting, scrounging for ideas about how to retrieve them. I'm obsessed, no, haunted by the thought. Because they are not gone, they are just momentarily inaccessible. Which makes it even more difficult for me to move on.
Unfortunately, the files on the CD were the ones I was 90% glad that were gone. Early homeschooling downloads, planning forms, etc... Things that I spent so much time on that I couldn't justify just throwing them in the trash. But yet, things that were not of much use anymore.
Except my tax returns, I am now reminded that I no longer have copies of my tax forms from the last 4 years. Sigh.
But, at least it's MY choice now on whether or not I want to bring them back onto my hard drive.
On a brighter note, I ordered a new operating system and it's due to arrive sometime this week! It has a built in back up program which I will be taking FULL advantage of.
Upon further inspection of the piles of stuff on the side of my desk I found 10 discs full of pictures!!!!!! I used to back up, I remember now...