As I was readying myself for this trip to California, I thought I had done the necessary things: made a list and checked things off as I completed those tasks. Upon my return I noticed on my list that I had to dig out of my trash at the office, that I didn’t check off “Back up hard drive.” Sometimes, a really notion… never makes it into a great reality.
Needless to say, my external hard-drive took a nosedive off a dining room table never from which to recover.
“Ahhhh,” I said to myself, “I am sure I backed everything up right before I left.” NOT!
I don’t have to tell you how I felt when I got here and realized the last backup I performed was about one-month prior to leaving.
Lesson learned! Besides having to rebuild quite a few other things, I had to almost build the just-released Red Dog News #159 from scratch. For that reason I am very appreciative of templates and hosted services that are very far away from my clumsiness and slight of mind.
In future posts I will talk a bit more about the trip, which was wonderful, educational, soothing (even amid all the chaos!), and extremely fulfilling on so many fronts.