I have been without my computer for several days. WB is home today so I have grabbed his laptop. I had no idea how dependent I have become on my computer. No idea.
What is the name of the Phoenix Suns coach? I go to look it up. I can't.
What is K's recipe for the yummy sauce I want to use with my stir fry? I go to look it up. I can't.
Did the photos I took of the turkey vulture flying above me yesterday turn out? I go to download them. I can't.
Is M doing okay? I go to check my email. I can't.
I want to place an order so I can put together cards for sale. I can't.
My heart starts pounding when I think of everything on that computer that I may never get back - fonts (so many carefully collected fonts), all my lessons from when I was teaching, years of emails from my children detailing their college experiences that I always intended on putting together for them in a book form, actions for PS, collections of vintage photos, copies of letters, quotes, words, ideas, memories... The list goes on and on. I am relieved to remember that most of my photos are on my external hard drives and backed up. Why is it that was the only thing I thought was important enough to back up?
WB has a call into an expert. I am starting the process of looking for something new. I am hoping for the best.
If there are some positive "you'll get everything back" vibes you can send my way, I would appreciate it so very much.