Friday, 19 August 2011

BIG BAD

The hard drive died. Properly. As in nothing left. No music. No documents. No PDFs. No Photos. That last one hit me like a punch to the stomach. No Photos. No Santorini. No Chicago. No Boston. No New York. No Christmas when it was just the two of us. I need to stop writing before the ache comes back but suffice to say there were tears. I was off work that day, had been to see Harry Potter and had shed numerous good cinema-going tears but these were big bad tears. They were 'oh shit, I'm on George Street and my face is wet where can I hide' tears. Grim. So it's time to gather any that are left. The ones on CDs that came from film, the few that were printed and put into an album, any we emailed to friends over the years and here, a few from our trips. A few that I chose to share in this space. A few that I've just spent five minutes happily copying and remembering.















8 comments:

At Anna's kitchen table said...

Oh Gemma. I'm so sorry.
God. That's my idea of a nightmare.

Foodycat said...

Oh no! That is tragic.

When mine died we heard the death rattle and my husband spent a frantic half hour transferring photos onto his computer before it finally collapsed. We managed to save the majority of stuff but there is such a gaping hole!

catty said...

:( :( that is a big bad and a BIG SAD. I cant imagine what I would do if that happened.. urgh. I guess tis time to start making new memories. An excuse to go to Santorini AGAIN!

Rishita Sumeet said...

Oh, I feel so sorry for you! I've been there. I lost my hard drive and with it, all the pictures from my Summer School in the State of Washington! I got my friends to mail their pictures over to me, but they'll never make up for the pics I'd clicked! :(

charlotte said...

oh bloody hell, i'm so sorry. just got back from holiday and saw this post. i'll email you a few snaps.

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Culinary School: Three Semesters of Life, Learning, and Loss of Blood said...

Find an IT recovery specialist. Before I went to culinary school (here, I wrote about it: "Culinary School: Three Semesters of Life, Learning, and Loss of Blood" - http://amzn.to/oqXw1R ), I had a similar event and they were able to recover a lot. And, for future, do regular back ups. I do TWO every week to two different locations. I learned my lesson. Good luck.

Jimmy said...

Tasty pictures! :) Loved each and every one of them, thank you!

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