Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Home Tour on hold - for a little bit anyway

Good morning everyone! First I want to say I am sooo thrilled to be a part of Tracey's Christmas Home Tour this year. Thank you so much, Tracey. Unfortunately, I've run into a bit a problem. My computer's hard drive died the night before can you believe that timing! . . . in her sleep. It was a quiet, painless death for her anyway. The rest of her "body" has lived on, but something caused the poor ole girl's brain to stop working, resulting in a comatose state.

I gently wrapped her up and delivered her to my local Apple facility to have repairs made to the tune of $275 which is not bad for basically a "new computer", I guess. But, as you can all probably guess what I'm leading up to, all my pictures are gone oh I back up, just not every darn day! . . . my music library is gone . . . all those countless hours of websurfing for amazing inspiration - gone . . . everything GONE!

The good news is, my baby should be ready today! So, please give me a few days to take new pics, upload them into my computer and get them here. I hope you'll all check back. I'd love to share with you! In the meantime, if you click on my Flickr stream over there to the right you can view some pics I took around the house last year.

As for the giveaway, I'll be drawing the name for that later this afternoon - unless I'm picking up my girl at the Apple store! So if you're visiting on the tour, you still have time to get your name in the drawing. I'll post the name of the winner before 9:00 (est) tonight for sure. Thanks so much for your understanding.

Oh, btw, I'm typing this post on my Son's computer. It's funny how "used" to a computer we get. I feel so out-of-sorts on this thing!


Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Oh no! I had this happen to me a few years ago with my laptop and I had to get a new one. I thought I had lost everything and I was freaking, but my hubby was able to get everything off the hard drive for me and I got it onto the new laptop. I think I was more upset about my pictures and the forms I use for my business.

Cathy Miller said...

Girl, the exact same thing happened to me last year the night before MY OWN TOUR!! Fortunately I had everyone else's linked up, but my stuff wasn't posted. LOL! Life is fun, isn't it??

Darlene said...

Oh I hate it when the computer dies!! Hopefully yours will be fixed and back up and running later today!!

The Lone Dollier said...

Oh NO! I had this happen, but 10 minutes AFTER I had backed up everything. Luckily, something told me to do it because ALL my pictures for YEARS had been on it.

Surely they can recover some?

Sad Smiles~

marie said...

I hope you get everything up and running soon! Now is not the time for glitches, is it!!
I'll be back for the tour later!

Anne~fiona and twig said...

I hate when that happens. I've had that same thing happen to me, no fun!!
Oh, I was just going to post about your giveaway on my blog, but I see it ends today. I'm sorry!!!
Thank you so much for entering my giveaway though, best of luck!

luvtoquilt said...

Don't fee bad -- we've all been there at one or another -- computers, can't live without them, but they can definitely cause havoc! Looking forward to your pictures in the future.

Sweet Bee Cottage said...

Oh! I understand the frustration. Just had that happen to my macbook a couple weeks ago! Here's to a quick fix and I'll be back to check it out!

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