Again, I am not claiming my life is more difficult or tragic than people with real problems, so don't even bother to make those kinds of comments, because you know what? I'll just delete them, so you've wasted your time and mine.
Looks like the hard drive from my old computer is really and truly dead. So a lot of documents and photos are just plain gone. And I have to tell you that it breaks my heart, because since I don't have a photo printer, it's not like I have printouts of the ones that mean the most to me. True, some of them are on the blog or Instagram, etc., but that's not the same. Some of them were of people and pets I will never have a chance to see again that I did not print out and were there long before social media or my blog existed. Some of the documents were things I used regularly to help with paying bills, or knowing who to contact when issues came up both financially, or with repairs, etc. You may say, well why didn't I back them up. I did, but that drive died a few months ago and I had not been able to get a new one yet, I thought due to finances but finances mean nothing now when no one has any extra money anyway.
OK, so my pity party is over (at least here). I have my memories, I have a few old printed photos that are now more valuable than ever, and hopefully I can recreate some of the documents if I can find the info all over again. Life goes on and I will too.
In news about my Chromebook, I did get photos loaded from my camera into my Google Drive cloud or whatever. However, I have not yet figured out how to edit anything, and sadly, nothing is "automatically" sorted the way it was (or that it was set up for me) on my old computer, so I know some of what I will be doing this weekend!
I do appreciate that so many of you agreed that The Tim and Hamlet were the ones to be blamed for my previous laptop's demise. Because let's face it, the world is better when you can blame someone other than yourself, right? 😉
I hope all of you are hanging in there OK. I particularly hope that none of you are part of the groups ignoring social distancing and showing up places where you shouldn't be without masks! Someone on Twitter posted "If it's 'weak' to wear a mask, do these same people not use a potholder when taking something out of a hot oven?" Good one, no?
Finally, here is a cartoon that a friend posted on Facebook that I thought all of you might find amusing - I know it pleased me when I saw it, both the words and the illustration.
Have the best weekend you can, and I'll see you next week, maybe even having figured out how to edit some photos so I can share them!