Howdy. Well I survived another Homecoming Week! Worked 58 hours and took Monday off. I’ve been in a weird funk the last few weeks. Last week if someone asked me a question, my answer was likely “I don’t know” or “If you want to.” On one hand I think I’m learning to be more efficient and maybe I’m lightening up a little, but on the other hand, I think I might be becoming complacent and careless. I got my “2nd wind” of energy at about 9 pm on Friday night, with just two events left in the week! A few days late, you think? I believe I might be in a slight depression. It just hit me this morning what’s off.
About a month ago, we had a sudden blackout at work. At first it seemed all was well when the power came back on a short while later. However, I noticed a few days later than my Time Machine external hard drive was no longer running backup. Then a few days after that, I couldn’t save files to the drive. Still, a few days later, I couldn’t open any files from it. At that point, I asked our IT guy to take a look at it. Later that day he came in my office and announced that my hard drive was dead. What? Why??? I started crying. EV-ER-Y-THING was on that drive. My entire professional career, photography, building projects, personal files, and more. Gone. My boss was sympathetic and agreed to pay to send off the drive to a specialist to see if anything can be saved. Please join with me in praying they can save everything! They’re supposed to be specifically looking for photos, which was the bulk of what was there. All of the work I’ve done for the building and department is probably lost forever.
So, yes, I’m a little depressed that all my digital life is gone. And with that, I’m so thankful for the two marketing student assistants on staff. We wouldn’t have had near the amount of photos and social media during Homecoming Week if it had just been me out there. I should write them Thank You notes!
Lastly, this is my last Southern Wisdom printable for y’all. This one is another phrase from my mother-in-law. Bless her heart, she’s had it rough this last year. At one point, both her and her husband were in foot casts! Things are hard and family gets complicated sometimes, but I sure do love them all.
Some of you might read this and think it’s negative, but I think she uses it when she’s had a good idea or when she’s figured out someone’s trying to take advantage of her (things like that happen when you run a business). My mother-in-law owns her own business and it has done really well in her small town. She’s also a coordinator for a meals for senior citizens program and is an active member of the Chamber of Commerce. There’s no doubt, she’s a hard worker!
Here’s the high-resolution JPG!
Stay tuned because I’ve already started working on a new Holiday printable series!
Take care of yourselves, and I’ll be trying to do the same.