As y'all know, my computer croaked a few weeks ago...everything was lost. Files. My tax spreadsheets. Software that we can't find the disks to. And worst of all...about a thousand digital pictures of our lives for the past 4 years. Kid's coming down the stairs Christmas morning. Al's football games. Halloween costumes. Vacations. Family reunions. Grandparents who are no longer with us. When my old computer died while Craig was out of town, he called his coworker James to see if he could help. I wasn't sure James would recognize me when I brought in the old computer, so I told Craig to describe me as "The blond cry-baby lady carrying the 20 pound paperweight."
I must throw a HUGE shout out to Craig's coworker James. I'm sure I will greatly appreciate all of my family members' birthday presents for their thoughtfulness and love. But this year I'm not sure if anything could touch my heart more than the gift of James' taking the time to crack into my old, rickety, apparently virus infested computer hard drive and retrieving what appears to be 99.9% of those pictures!! (And the 1 pic I can't find...I can get again from my mother-in-law!) So "Thank you, James! You totally rock!"
I've got a semi-permanent computer as of last night (thanks, guys!). My birthday present from Craig also, was the new version of the photo editor I used before. (Now I just need to find those Kodak CDs so I can actually get pics off my camera!)