It is of the saddest news that I have to report my external hard drive went kaput.
What does this mean? Every single photo I have taken, every single pattern I have made, and every single thing I have basically done for the last 3 years could be gone…just like that…in the blink of an eye.
To say I am devastated is an understatement. With the loss of Kodak Gallery, everything was supposed to have been moved to Shutterfly. One photo of mine was…one.
What do I still have? Photos that I posted on the blog within the last 2 years, as they are automatically saved to Picassa. I am thankful for that. But naturally there are so many special moments, private family moments that were captured – like the birth of our second daughter and son which are now just gone.
And of course, that is not even to mention all of the hard work that I have done creating patterns to share, pattern to sell, and tutorials and photos…gone. Just like that.
I have cried over this a couple of times, mainly because I worked my butt off. I am not kidding you. I toiled over this all Summer long in every-single-free-moment I had, preparing the Fall Collection. I busted my butt, saying that come September I would have some free time again. I was so proud of it, I had finally digitalized everything. And just when I had finished editing my almost last photoshoot. It was gone. Just like that. Gone.
Although I am still holding out hope, as my hard drive has been with an IT guru for the past 2 weeks, I am just giving you an explanation as to why I have been so silent the last week or so. I am holding my breath and praying for the best.
Because although I am devastated to lose all of my hard work, to lose my photos would be an absolute tragedy for me.
Please know I appreciate your comforting words and encouragement, and that I am indeed at peace. Doesn’t mean it doesn’t hurt – but I am at peace with it one way or the other.
As soon as I know more, I will let you know!
Thanks so much for stopping by, and until next time…