No, this is not a sales ad. This is a reminder to everyone, like me, who remembers that backing up precious files and photo libraries is crucial and yet rarely gets around to actually doing the job. Our mega-mighty, super-tera, infinite memory hard-drive died. Like a brilliant ER doctor, Geoff jumped on its chest and spent hours doing hard-drive memory resuscitation...HDMR. When he could get a pulse and small chunks of memory files were moved to the donor hard-drive, he would use his compassionate bedside manner to coax the feeble hard-drive into giving up just a few more bits and bytes... "Come on! You can do it. Hang on... hang on!" Hours and hours of guidance, coaching, monitoring and delicate, delicate operations.
My contribution? I was the grieving spouse... wailing, wringing her hands, pacing the floor, flipping through back issues of Sunset magazine from 1989, sipping lukewarm coffee from the vending machine, calling immediate family... I was a wreck.
We aren't out of the woods yet. The old hard-drive is in and out of commission, sometimes grinding and sputtering incoherently. This morning
Save. Back-up. Count your blessings. Love and be loved. Greet the brand new day. Repeat.