Thursday, July 02, 2009

Tell Me Thursday - Cactus Love

I absolutely love this picture. It's 3 years old, but it is one of my all-time favorites. It was taken by my husband, of me and N when we were visiting Goldfield (a tourist/mining town near our home.)

This picture was on an external hard drive which failed about a month (or longer?) ago. I thought the drive was history, but then B found that the power supply had failed. So, he bought a new case for it, plugged in the new power supply . . . and fried the motherboard.

I was so upset with myself for not continuing the online back up service and not really knowing what I lost from that drive. I knew that the drive was toast!

But, my resourceful hubby saved the day (again!) After some research on the internet, he found another drive exactly like the one I had on ebay. He purchased it, swapped motherboards, replaced the case & power supply -- and it was BACK! I renewed my online backup service and have been backing up my drives.

This was one of the pictures on that drive that was almost lost forever! (If you don't regularly back up, please do! I have over 100G of photographs on my hard drives . . . and I don't ever want to worry about losing any of them again!)

If you posted a picture for Wordless Wednesday, be sure to tell your story & let them know at Tell Me Thursday!


  1. What a fabulous story. I save all my photos on an external hard drive. I have lots of precious digital photos that I would be devastated to lose. Thanks for sharing.

  2. Great picture Melanie! I had a similar experience with an external hard drive except I didn't get everything back but...I didn't have pictures on it thank heavens!

  3. Love the pic. Good for you guys persevering like that.

  4. I love the photo too. You two are so resourceful.

    Can you share with me the online service? I think I better look into that.

  5. You always capture the sweetest moments with your camera! Great stories, too! =)

  6. The story was a prickly situation, but the photo was surely sweet!


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