Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Corner View: The Great Outdoors

I had some great photos for you this week, but we are experiencing major hard drive failure at our house.  (We know....back it up!)  Our Mac was only 11 months old and the hard drive is dead.  (With most of our pictures.)  We had just been talking about backing it up, but we were too late.  I am devastated, as all of the Squeeze's photos and videos were on there.  It still makes me cry when I think about it.

So, instead of some interesting photos, this week Corner View is a little make-shift for me...

This is how we play outdoors in the snow:
This is Hawaii.  Not in my corner.  Just wish it was.  Especially this week.
That is a building in the background, but I do love the plants here!
One of my favorite things about Utah is that we have everything (except a beach)! We have red rock, mountains, valleys, lakes, fields, etc.  I love it!
So, that sums up the Great Outdoors in my corner.  (sort of.)  

Hopefully we'll get this hard drive drama fixed.  Clicking hard drives are never a good thing, I have learned too late.  
Any recommendations for fixing this?  (If it is possible...)

Also, take a trip around the world from your computer.  
The other Corner Viewers are:

33 comments:

Ian said...

So sorry to hear about you losing all those photos and videos. I know how that feels.

Ritva said...

sorry to hear that.
thanks for sharing!
hugs!

state of bliss said...

Oh, Dear... I knoe exactly what you feel- last year my computer broke down and I lost thousands of photos. This is so so upsetting. I should back up this computer and I usually say: I'll do it tomorrow. But after reading your post I'm gonna do it immediately.

Maybe it is possible to fix your hard drive? Maybe not everything is lost...

Thank you for sharing your corner, Utah looks tempting to visit :)

Have a happy day,
Kasia x

Francesca said...

Oh, no! And you know what, I'm just like Kasia with backing up, and I'm also going to back up immediately ... after touring the world!

Lisa said...

Oh, how dreadful! I'm so sorry about the photos. Utah looks lovely, someday I hope to visit.

Cate said...

big deep breath. ugh. so terrible. i have absolutely no computer advice. keep asking though. someone somewhere will know exactly how to do it. big hug in the meantime.

kim said...

sometimes they can retrieve them even from a computer that's totally dead...don't ask me how - but worth a try - i learned that when lightning struck our house a couple of years ago! good luck!

ladybug-zen said...

sorry about your computer...and the photos...etc. it must be frustrating. but you've managed to pull together a fine corner view post.

jane said...

sorry about your mac. i´m sure you´ll be able to fix it. positive thoughts... thanks for these views- hugs-jane

Kari said...

Sorry that your mac died on you. Hoping tht you can at least retrieve something.
Otherwise you still shared some great pictures.
Thanks for sharing.

MODsquad said...

Oh, sorry about the Apple problems! No fun at all! I think these views are fantastic!! Happy Day!

B said...

YOur photos are lovely nonetheless! I hope you get the photos back!

Jeannette said...

Ohoh...that is indeed very upsetting. I will keep my fingers crossed for you that it can be repaired. (it makes the typing a bit difficult, but if it helps, no problem)
Big hug, Jeannette

janis said...

Oh, I feel for you. You have just reminded me what I need to do. Thanks, and take care...

Schanett said...

ups - I'm sorry to hear this! these are bad news.

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caitlin said...

Yeah that really is heartbreaking. But it sounds like you have options. I will compile all of the pictures I have of your little bug if that helps.

I love Utah! I love the outdoors. I don't even mind not having a beach (Bob would dissagree) although we do have Lake Powell and it's pretty kick a

Kristina * said...

thanks for posting these!

and so sorry to hear about your harddrive crash - hope you'll find a computer wizard who manages to recover your photos!
x

isabelle said...

All the best with your computer fixing and thanks for sharing your great outdoors ...

Samantha S said...

So different, so amazing and beautiful.

Ani said...

you say you've had the mac only 11 months? if that is so, go to the apple store (or call/email apple) and talk to them. everything is covered for a year. and yes, they can perform miracles with recovering data.

fingers crossed...

jgy said...

Good luck with your hard drive. Wish I could offer you something helpful. Perhaps the freshness of a 'clean slate' will bring you a new power that you hadn't imagined.
Look forward to see your continuing views,
best,
Joanne

Ida Nielsen said...

Uhh, I dream about Hawaii too.... Fingers crossed that you'll be able to fix your hard drive.

Le blÖg d'Ötli said...

Sorry for your computer :( and thanks for sharing these pretty views !!!

april said...

hope that you can solve your computer problems. i like especially this red snow mobile thing...;-)

Bonnie said...

oy. picture loss. horrible flashbacks !! ha ha. i had this happen to me ... i was a new mac user and it was my fault not the mac's ... luckily, i store a lot of my photos in photobucket which is online and has nothing to do with the hard drive. you should look into it. free. easy. good backup !!

Dorte said...

Sorry to hear about your loss of data - hope Mac can solve it for you ... but great post anyhow :-)

sunnymama said...

Sorry to hear about your computer problems but it's a great corner view post anyway!

The Girl in the Yellow Shoes said...

Thanks everyone! We are taking the hard drive in to see if it will spin for the pictures to be taken off. If not--it would have to go to a data retrieval company to see if the data is even still there...And that costs so much! Cross your fingers for us that it will spin and we can pull it off!

malo said...

I'll cross my fingers for you and hope they can help you with the pictures. It could happen to me too. I always plan to back up but never really get to it.

Kimmie said...

I love your pictures of Utah - you have lots of blue sky there :)

I especially love your wishful thinking about Hawaii.

We had a new iMac last year (maybe about 11 mos ago too) and it had a bad fan. They switched us out with a new computer that was a slightly different model and did the data transfer at the apple store. We had the white one with a wireless keyboard. Now it's brushed metal and a not-wireless keyboard. Maybe that info helps?

A Day That is Dessert said...

sorry to hear about your computer troubles! happy weekend.

Lisa C said...

Wow, I bet you had some awesome photos of Utah--one of the greatest places for outdoor fun. I don't do the Corner View, but sure would have loved to have gone in on this one, as I think I live in one of the most beautiful places on earth--the Great Northwest (and we have a beach, hee hee). But we don't have the cool red rock or awesome mesas that southern Utah has.