No bits at all.
No bytes at all.
My hard drive is gone, y’all.
Okay, it’s a Sunday morning and your butt is in the softest chair you own. Your feet are propped on a cushy ottoman. Outside the birds are twittering and the sun is shining. Inside the TV talking heads are jabbering about football and you’re blissfully tangled up in a string of laptop Google searches. Life is good. And then your computer freezes. Control-alternate-delete does nothing. Waiting does nothing. So you do a hard restart. And when Windows tries to open, all you get is an endlessly whirling start-up swirl.
Yes, that happened. The old hard drive is dead; long live the new hard drive–and God bless Best Buy’s extended warranty. But gosh is there a lot to restore to my newly resurrected laptop: QuickBooks, Adobe Creative Suite, Serif PagePlus, Dropbox, Amazon Music, Microsoft Office….deep breath…iTunes, Canon Digital Photo Professional. Not to mention the files. And in the meantime the rest of my life keeps nudging me with its scratchy little nose, begging for attention too.
So yesterday I ignored it all and took my Canon SX60 out into the sun. Here are a few of the friends I found.
Peace. And back to the grindstone.