Thursday, June 10, 2010

The Day I Broke Up With Vista

When it rains, it pours.

I have always loved the rain, especially when accompanied by lightning and thunder.  Especially if the thunder is really loud and bone shuddering.  That is my favorite.  The only reason I like fireworks is for the loud bone shaking boom. 

We have had so many storms this Spring it hasn't felt like Spring.  We got snow the lastish week of May.   Not very Spring weather.  I don't think the temp has been in the nineties yet.  Very not typical for UT.

And just like this season, my little family has had more than our fair share of storms.  The most recent happened two nights ago.  Jeffrey asked if I would like to have Windows 7 installed on my computer.  As he set about saving my data he learned that Vista had somehow wiped two whole partitions on my computer.  The one that happened to be storing all of my family photos.  And when I say all, I mean all.  Our wedding photos, all the baby photos, everything.  Gone.

I have to say, I was prompted several times to make a hard copy, but since I don't really know how (Vista and I are not friends) I waited for Jeffrey to help me.  Not smart since he barely has time to breathe.

And so, since I was foolish and did not listen to my promptings, I am missing some great photos of my darling ones.  Heart broken, determined to never let that happen again, I am making a book out of my blog.

I have heard of people who lose everything to Blogger.  Who wake up one morning and for some mysterious reason their blog has been deleted.  I live in dread of that happening.  So, if anyone knows of a good blog to book company who wont charge an arm and a leg, and will do a good job, please let me know! 

Thank heavens for this little blog of mine and all the pictures I have on it.

Thank heavens.


Lara Neves said...

Oh no! That stinks.

I started making myself a Blogger book once, but never finished.

I have never heard of people losing their blogs like that! I need to at least back up to Word documents each month. Maybe I'll start doing that.

Lisa Anne said...

I just print the pages myself out of blogger and make my own book.

I would die if one day I woke up only to find my blog deleted.

You know you can also back-up your blog as well. I recommend doing that. I did a whole post on it last year.

Susan Anderson said...

So, so sorry, Amy. Are you sure it can't be retrieved? My DIL was able to retrieve her photos when they were wiped out (actually, she hired someone to do this).

As for the blog book people, I use blog2print, while many others use blurb. Both are good, I think. And blog2print also has a service where they back up your blog every month for a small yearly fee of $15 or something like that. You can also just buy a pdf file of your blog there, if you don't want to pay for the actual book.

Hugs to you...

Trish said...

I was just thinking about this very thing as well today!
I know that my friend Jackie ( recently did a post about backing up her blog to her desktop. So I did that just to be safe. I think I am going to start hosting my own blogs in the future though, so we don't have to rely on something else who owns our content.

Chantel said...

I used and waited to print until I had a coupon code so I didn't have to pay full price. It was still probably $75 for my book but it was about 300 pages.

I need to do another one soon!!

Anonymous said...

I am so sorry!!! That is terrible!

I had nightmares of having that happen so I got a Flickr Pro account. I upload everything on there. It does cost something ($24 a year I think) but it is so worth it.

The book is a great idea though. I think I might like to do that too! Let us know how it comes out.

Emmy said...

I am so so sorry!! I plan on making my blog a book someday too and was going to use blurb but I really haven't looked into the different options yet.

Linda Bob Grifins Korbetis Hall said...

best wishes!

have a fun evening!

Linda Bob Grifins Korbetis Hall said...

Your blog looks very fresh and cool.

have a fun day!