Well, I'm experiencing one of those days today. All I seem to be doing, is apologizing to your guys lately, and today will be no exception.
You see I got a new bigger hard drive for my birthday, that had yet to be installed. Currently I have the main drive that stores all my programs, an external hard drive that serves as back up and my old hard drive that serves as my data drive to store all my stuff. Well, that drive is basically full up so it was finally time to install the new hard drive.
Last night the MAN and I discussed what I needed to do. Easy peasy it was going to be. The MAN just needed to get in there and install the hard drive. No need to worry about any of my data the MAN said. It wouldn't be affected at all, the MAN told me. Well, I'm never listening to the MAN again. It is now 9:00 p.m. as I sit and type this.
Apparently, things were not quite as easy as the MAN had implied. Somehow, when he was fiddling around, a file on the C drive became corrupted which meant that everything had to be reinstalled. At first, and I tell you for a few hours today my heart lay shattered in pieces at my feet, we thought that all the files that I had created in the last two weeks (which had not been backed up, since I only do a major back up at the beginning of each month) were gone. Everything that I have been painstakingly working on until the wee, wee hours of the morning, everything I have been creating to get the Path of Positivity up and running and all the stuff I was working on in my new role as Promotional Coordinator over at Creative Bug Digitals was gone--or at least that is what we thought.
As I was painstakingly starting the process of reinstalling the million programs I use, I had to do a search for something and had realized that a file that had previously been on the C drive was appearing in the search. We had checked under 'my documents', we had checked under 'all users', 'shared users' and under 'Lisa L. Decosse' but none of my files had appeared. Well apparently there was one more spot that was simply 'user' and thank the Lord above, the information was still there.
I honestly think I'd have cried for a week had we not found it. However, now I still have to go in and reinstall everything. All the new patterns and brushes I had downloaded for Photoshop have to be added. Every other program I use consistently, all my virus and firewall protection, and the list goes on. Oh and then there are about three thousand fonts or so that are all saved in individual files that need to be reinstalled on my system.
As a result now having to spend all this time getting things back on track there is no time today to get the Wonderful Wednesday offerings up on the blog. I was actually up until after 6:00 this morning in an effort to get the offerings made and sent out in a post but as I started uploading all the images it dawned on me that they were way too small. I normally do my word art in Inkscape and when I export to 300 dpi, the document increases in size but last night I worked in Photoshop Essentials because I couldn't access one of the fonts. PE doesn't increase the size of the image when saved so they all ended up too small and now I don't have any of the fonts installed so I can't just go in and resize everything. ARRRGGGHHH! That to me should have been a sign as to the kind of day this was going to be.
So, needless to say, you won't be getting anything for the kit until next week now, there is also no way I am going to have time to put together any of the usual weekend fare either.
Oh and at the end of all of this, I still don't have my new hard drive installed because the MAN couldn't get it to format. So, it is possible that I may be going through this all over again TOMORROW! At least I know I'll be doing some extra back ups tonight first.
So, I'm always expounded on the idea that you need to find the positive even amongst the negative. So, what has been positive about today? Well, let's see:
- For the three hours that the MAN was working on and reinstalling some of the basic systems and programs, I got all my lace and ribbon organized into a new location, along with all my loose flowers.
- By the mercy of God, the things I created this week are not actually gone, it is now just a matter of putting everything back in its place. Time consuming though it will be, everything still exists for me to be able to put back.
- Finally, I've not been arrested on assault with a deadly punch! So, that in itself is a good thing. However, I'll no longer be listening to anything the MAN has to say.
Until next time,