At the end of January a bunch of crises happened and I am having the worst year ever.
∞ Print head died. AGAIN.
I had just bought a print head, and it only lasted 3 weeks. I've now spent 500$ because I have to be able to print! (This is a large, high-end printer, and yes, it's worth it.)
∞ SO's mom is in the hospital.
Fell and broke her left humerus. Kidney failure. and a diabetes diagnosis. SO took a flight out to Miami to be with her and help organize care.
And in the meantime, our phones went down and communicating with each other on opposite sides of the country, became difficult.
∞ And then my computer crashed.
in a rather permanent way.
∞ And then my backup files disappeared
All my photos, gone. My postcard files. The address files. The files and software I use to coordinate the mail exchanges I host. Emails. My encrypted password file.
All gone. And I honestly don't know how to live my life without all this stuff.
And I'm so overwhelmed, it's difficult to even look at data recovery options. And I've been stymied again and again, as I try to find a decent and real Data Recovery company. I'm beginning to wonder if they are not all just scams, out to get money from desperate people.
A Good Thing: I recently bought myself a tablet, and I splurged on the extra memory. I'm fleshing it out with hardware and software and it is now a decent replacement for my crashed computer.
Just no files.
I go back and forth between hope and hopelessness. not to mention helplessness.
Another Good Thing: My friends have been awesome, caring
and understanding. I don't know how I would have reacted without
Thank You is such a ridiculous under-statement
of my gratitude that it makes me cringe. But...