I am sorry to say that my Saturday posts on the Twelve Characteristics of A Contented Life are temporarily, and perhaps permanently, interrupted. All due to a hard drive crash on my laptop. I had all my blog graphic images stored on the laptop. The hard drive crashed while I was trying to download the new Internet Explorer 8 from Microsoft. I'm still not sure just what happened; all I know is it fried the brains of my laptop!
I was able to restore the drive to it's factory settings, but lost everything stored on the drive. I wasn't too upset. I have been diligent to perform backups through the Dell DataSafe Online service. So, once the drive was restored, I figured it would be no problem to simply access my DataSafe account the restore my files. WRONG!!!
I have been on the telephone, in online chats, communicated via email.....I've tried everything but carrier pigeons to get this issue resolved. NOTHING! My DataSafe account will not allow me access and, so far at least, no one with Dell has been able to get me in there either! ARGH!!!
So, I am EXTREMELY frustrated. However, I learned this particular lesson many years ago. It's all just 'the small stuff'. If I never see those files again, it's not worth my joy. While I am frustrated because I thought I was doing everything right THIS TIME, I haven't wasted time mourning my files. Que Sera Sera---Whatever will be , will be!
Paul said "...for I have learned, in whatsoever state I am, therewith to be content". Philippians 4:11b (KJV) That sounds good to me! I'll take that! So, no USUAL contentment post today, but it seems THAT has worked out okay too, don't ya think?!
Have a great weekend!!!!