Thursday, July 09, 2009


The last few weeks have been crazy around here. And today I discovered a small (well, it seems bigger to me) price of that busyness.

Two weeks ago yesterday our van broke down. Then there was PC's party at the park. We would have had to cancel or relocate the party had it not been for some very generous people who helped us get places that week we were without wheels.

One week ago today Sir's computer died and he was thankful for enough online backups that he could continue working from his laptop while the replacement parts were ordered, shipped and finally received as of yesterday. Two days after the computer died, the van was repaired so life began to return to normal.

Now Sir is getting his computer going again and this morning we discovered that pretty much the only thing lost from the whole deal was about 600 pictures - the last pictures that I'd downloaded to the dropbox for him to file away in our archives.

I know it's a small thing, and maybe it's just because I'm pregnant and over-reactive, but losing the video of us telling the kids about the new baby... or the in-progress pictures for one of the hardest birthday cakes I've made yet... the finished product pictures of PC's birthday train cake... the dozens of pictures of Emma's fashion sense - the stuff like that, which just can't be duplicated. Gone. All gone except for the 7 pictures I last posted.

Those are memories and losing the reminders just makes me sad. I want to cry, but I know that in the long run, a month's worth of pictures lost will hardly be noticed five years from now. I need to be thankful that we didn't lose a lot more than 600 pictures, but right now that's a bit of a challenge for me.

Well, I've felt sorry for myself, and gone on about it long enough now. It's time to move on - I need to get busy on the things that are still waiting for my attention. Today Sir is taking me with him up the mountain for a couple days (alone!) for our anniversary and I have a few more things to pack and get done before it will be time to drop the kids off.


  1. I'm so sorry! If it makes you feel any better...we lost the pictures from Chloe's first few weeks including a video of Josiah holding her for the first time. It's kind of a sick feeling. :(

  2. Oh! I'm so sorry!! We had this happen last year, I still feel sick about it!! When computers are so not cool...

  3. That's too bad, knowing that most of those can never be replaced (you can't go back and do the moments again). Hope you have a WONDERFUL time with Sir and get a chance to relax and rest and enjoy each other!

  4. A computer crash can't take away your memories! Write them out diary style and save the file with the few photos that you have. Like the looks on the kids faces and what they said and their reactions when you told them there was going to be a new baby in the family.

    I hope your time away is/was great!

  5. I'm so sorry you lost those photos! How horrible for that to happen on top of everything else you guys have been going through! Hope you both had a wonderful time away!

  6. Guess I'm way behind. I try to get off the computer around 8 o'clock when the sun hits my screen. Otherwise I'd waste a lot of time on google looking things up and such. Please DO write down maybe journal-wise, the things that happen. I'm enjoying again some of the antics of my crew as they were growing up.