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Old 08-01-2008, 05:59 PM   #1
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Well, I lost it all

We had multiple power failures yesterday. Maybe 5 or 6 within an hour. Neither of us were home. The alarm system went off and all.

Anyway DW's computer started up OK. Mine did not. I had to "Whack and Reload". I lost about 500 song sll 50's and 6t0's (I'm an olf ****". Most all I lost all of my rcipies. Every one. Some are replaceable, thanks to DC, some are my own creations, which I have been documenting to pass on to my daughter.

Bummer, don't feel sorry for me, I am a computer consultant for 45 years. I know about backups and all my business stuff is on multiple computers. Jusrt bummed about the rcipies. I am having a hard time remembering what I had.

I know Mexico Karen had posted some great salsa recipies and here was othere mexican stuff in there. I have my step sons b"day BBQ comming up and have alfready announced a mexican theme. I've got a lot of work to dp.

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Old 08-01-2008, 06:03 PM   #2
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sorry to hear that and thanks for the reminder..back up back up back up!

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Old 08-01-2008, 06:08 PM   #3
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That stinks! I'm sorry that happened, but at least it wasn't as bad as it could have been. Thanks for the reminder to back everything up.

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Old 08-01-2008, 06:23 PM   #4
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I am truly sorry that happened. Hugs to you!

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Old 08-01-2008, 07:18 PM   #5
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my goodness, that is awful. wasn't that the most sickening feeling. been there, done that.

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Old 08-01-2008, 07:20 PM   #6
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That's really unfortunate. I would be a basket case.
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Old 08-01-2008, 07:42 PM   #7
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oh that's awful. hope you can invent some new ones and back them up for sure.
bet the crashing of computers is not all that rare unfortunately.
as much as we love them, this is a reason to not love them.
good luck to you
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oh that is a bummer .
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Old 08-01-2008, 08:06 PM   #9
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I've crashed 2 laptops without backup, and the only things that upset me to lose were the digital photos.

I've printed out most of my meaningful photos in hardcopy at Walmart, and most of my beloved recipes are also in hardcopy.

I have one of those funny little Scandisk things. That I really must remember to use more often.

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Old 08-01-2008, 08:22 PM   #10
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Oh Adillo, I'm so sorry to hear about your computer! I also have many recipes of my own creation on my computer. Most of my photos are backed up, but I haven't thought about my recipes...a big project for another day soon. DH lost his motherboard and memory in a recent storm here, but his hard drive is still intact. As you start to plan your menu, PLEASE feel free to PM me for any help you need with recipes, OK?

Saludos, Karen
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