Friday, September 13, 2013

Friday the 13th

Don’t jump, KC!  No chance.  Actually, he is on duck duty, making sure they stay in the water where they belong and not get up on the dock, much less the deck.

KC duck watching

See how our lake is disappearing?  That is normal for September, since this is a TVA lake that draws the water down now in preparation for the winter.

Missy was checking out the noisy crows.  And I do mean noisy!  She guarded the deck well.

Missy on deck

So, have you backed up your computer information recently?  Trust me, DO IT NOW!  Sigh.

My local hard drive back up recently died;  and its replacement will be installed Tuesday.  I do have cloud back up, and I normally back up to my flash drive often (financial stuff ALWAYS).  But…yes, Peaches, there is a but…I hadn’t backed up my recent Excel and other files for a few months.  Shame on me!  I know better!  I do a lot of work in a few months for business, sorority, church committees, and just stuff…and a “few months” translates to loads of information possibly needing to be recreated.  Not good.

What happened was that I shut down my computer for a Windows updates last night, fired it up today, and couldn’t get beyond the password screen.  Black screen with a cursor…and a curse-e.

A quick text to my techie guru, instructions to hit F8, a reset of the computer, and I am now back in business.  And yes, I am backing up and copying files to the flash drive AND the kitchen computer right now!  I am not waiting for Tuesday and the external hard drive to get here.

Lesson learned.

Consider this your PSA for Friday the 13th and avoid the grief, my friends, and have yourselves a ginger peachy Friday!


Sandee said...

Heavy on the curse-e. I just hate this. We got Carbonite and don't worry about it anymore. Bugger.

Have a terrific Friday the 13th. All the badness is now over for you. Big hugs honey. :)

Optimistic Existentialist said...

I haven't backed up my computer info in forever. thanks for reminding me. I need to do this more often :)

Barb and the Gs said...

I ALWAYS back up my accounting to a flash drive, too... and all of my files back up continuously to that great Carbonite in the sky. Carbonite was recommended by my guru, btw. I hear and obey. Yes, indeedy.

Bugger for the bother though. Glad you had a 2nd chance! YAY!!

big hugs xoxo

Empress Bee (of the high sea) said...

call daniel!

smiles, bee