A few days ago, I was chatting with some blog friends about taxes and realized that I really need to get the business side of my blog-act together. Like a responsible small business owner, I downloaded Quickbooks and was excited to get this baby organized. Well, my almost five-year-old MacBook’s archaic operating system didn’t like Quickbooks. So….I ordered a new operating system. Today while downloading said new operating system my hard drive totally crashed. It will not start. I ran some tests and it spit out a code that the Mac people say translates to “crash”.
After receiving the news, I looked like this—minus the pumps and black business attire. I think I was still wearing my pj’s and bathrobe at the time. Don’t judge. I’m still sick. And my hard drive just crashed!
I keep chatting this mantra to myself…..
…and me and my poor Mac are scheduled for surgery tomorrow evening with some of these guys…
Right now, I’m just praying I can recover everything off of my hard drive. No, nothing is backed up. Not. one. darn. thing. Sob! The moral of this story is to stop whatever you’re doing right now and back up your computers. I literally had “back up pictures to Carbonite” on my to do list. Right after installing Quickbooks. Guess I should have thought through that one a bit more, eh? Sigh. Live and learn.
I’ll be back soon. Probably with a brand new computer :).