January 14, 2012

Saving




The slough by the Torrey Pines State Park viewed from the train.


After the usual Friday things, I came home to post to the Discovery Shops Facebook page. Then rather than go on to scanning, prompted by some remarks from Tabor, I thought I would check and make sure things were really backed up where I wanted them.

I don’t mind this kind of work. This sort of plodding organization suits me. It’s like comfort food. I bring up old friends and make sure they are ok. I pat them, tweak then, give then a hug while making sure they are put in just the right places. What I found was that last year’s long train trip wasn’t filed under vacations. It was lost in that giant backup hard drive over on my old computer.

First I had to find it. Then I had to move it to the folder marked “vacations” in an increasingly chilly computer room. Then just to make sure it was backed up, I needed to copy all those pictures a second time to the second “vacations” folder in a now very cold room. By the time the Geezer got home, I was reduced to a shivering mass hovering over 4000 some photos that were still telling me that they would be downloading for another fifteen minutes.

I was bribed away by dinner and left my two archaic computers transferring their megabytes of information between themselves in the cold and now darkened room.

5 comments:

  1. RYN...you sometimes sound like my mother...or perhaps her daughter!

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  2. I've been trying to back things up on the external drive too. It would be really, really painful if I lost all that I've been scanning.

    I come up for air once or twice a week to check out what's happening with everybody else and then start burying myself in scanning again.

    I'll be submerging myself in France today.

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  3. Glad you were rescued from the cold....wouldn't want you to get sick now.

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  4. Hang in there. I am thinking of you!

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  5. Why is that room so cold?? I need to do this too. First I must figure out how to scan slides. Dianne

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