Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Poor Unfortunate Souls...


Mark this day as a sad sad one in history.

Story Time:

About a month ago, my external hard drive went kaput. Berns bought it for me to put all of our pictures, music, this and that's on about a year ago for back up. Not to mention our old schoolo lap top couldnt fit anymore stuff on it. So the fact that the dumb thing crashed really torqued my tickle nut. So, I took the poor thing into the "computer specialist" only to have him tell me that it was a goner....something that I had already diagnosed...thanks genius. He gave me a brochure of a company called Data Savers that most likely could get everything off of it for me. These people are intense. They get data off of things that have sunk in the ocean...with sea weed growing on it...and barnacles.... (ok, i don't really know that, but they are intense).
So I gave the good ol customer service people a ring. I explained what was on it and that I didn't care about anything on there except the pictures and such.

The next part of the story is pretty vague since I practically fainted when he gave me a quote. he told me the most economical and cheapest way to get it would be $1710 buckaroos.... and that's WITH A 10% discount! WHA!!!!!!!!!!!!???

It is a shame I love and need my pictures so much. So the fund raiser begins...I think I shall start off with a bake sale. Those seem to work for the girl scouts. Who wants so buy some fancy cakes from me for the tune of $1700 dollars? Man oh man....

P.S. Any of you who want to give me some "advise" about double backing up or something like that are gonna get hit...I've heard it...3847239874873523 times...I get the point...but really, it doesnt help the situation now....so once I get my precious pictures back, yes, I'll double back up, and triple back up, and then bring it to your house and back it up again...but until then, the bake sale must go on...

3 comments:

calledawell2 said...

yikes... my brother the IT guy says there are two kinds of people out there. Ones that have lost data, and others who will lose data. We went through the same type of experience as you about 3 months ago.

We've decided any pictures we really don't want to live without... we have to print hard copies.

Bummer. Sorry. We feel your pain.

~ The Caldwells

Mariana Bicalho said...

É só chamar o Robert que ele resolve!

SladeMomma said...

I love Carbonite!