Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Computer woes and Sketch Inspiration #220

So yesterday I thought I would try the malware/virus program offered by Microsoft because my computer has been acting a little funny. Well little did I know that my computer would just stop working. After four hours of trying everything, I finally accepted that I just could not recover from this and would have to set the computer back to factory settings. So I lost everything but the computer is working just fine again.

Fortunately I had quite a bit of it backed up on my external hard drive and had backed up most of my pictures to internet storage as well. So mostly I only lost SVGs I had downloaded lately, some music, and my list of favorites. Thank goodness for the blogger feed so I still can find all my favorite blogs and I am so thankful that I bought a copy of SCAL 2 that came with the disks too so I was able to reinstall that. It was quite a pain last night to reinstall my programs, but on the positive side, I was also able to only install those that I actually use. The real moral of the story is routinely back up your computer!!!! It may be a pain in the rear but it is soooo worth it.

Yesterday I also used my Paper Zone gift card I won from their blog to buy the beginner's quilling set and tried my hand at quilling for the first time. I was shocked at how easy it was. So I made this flower to accent a page from our trip to the San Diego Zoo a couple of years ago. I got my inspiration from Sketch Inspiration layout #220:

1 comment:

Ayla, Iza, and Marley said...

We are sorry ta hear about the computer problem. Ours backs up automatically to an external hard drive evry day. But mebbe thats a Mac thing. Its been a few years since we hadda PC, so we cant remember.