Ice in July. Yes, even just looking at the pictures feels good in the sweltering heat of Summer. But it was not fun when it happened. The ice-storm of 2007. But neither was what happened to me Saturday afternoon.
My son-in-law, Thom, was helping me doing some back-up of files. I will spare you the details, but he asked me a question that I should have answered with a “no,” but I said “yes,” and it resulted in the wipe-out of all my pictures going back to 2001! From 2008 was no problem, because I had those on USB-drives. I had CD’s of the pictures from 2001 to 2005. Then there was a gap!
Thom was gracious and went through a retrieving program. Hours and hours of work for the computer program. Then I spent 6 hours sorting through what the program had retrieved. When it comes to computers and back-ups, make sure you check and double-check before erasing something!
The good news! I got to enjoy pictures from years gone by, and among those where the memories of the ice-storm in the winter of 2007. That ice-storm is the reason why I cut down my tree. Now what I have left is a smiley face! Remember how I told about the cut-down tree that is not giving up? Now it’s smiling at you!
Here are a few of the pictures we retrieved from the deleted files! These were not files that went to the recycle bin. No, these were file that went away for good. How wonderful that someone has made a program to retrieve those files “lost forever.”
“My tree” is the one in the middle. The others are trees from neighboring houses. For those of you that are not familiar with ice-storms. It rains and then a big freeze comes, and all that frozen water gets to be so heavy it just breaks down the trees and cuts power lines. Don’t wish an ice-storm even on your worse enemy!
But it sure is beautiful when the sun shines on the ice-cycles!