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"Did I ever tell you you're my hero.....?"

Sunday, July 13, 2014

Well, I have to share some exciting (exciting for ME anyway, lol) news.

Those of you who are teammates of mine and have listened to me rant on and on are probably sick of hearing about my computer woes, and I had finally chalked my crashed hard drive up to a total loss and was trying to move on. Lisa's boyfriend's brother is a computer whiz and thought he might be able to extract at least some of the data off of it. He had it for over a week and sent it back to us this week with an apology that he couldn't do anything with it. He did say that if we took it to a professional they may be able to do more, but it would be spendy.

So, dejected, I had started trying to recreate documents, overwhelmed with the magnitude of the project. I'd had that computer for 6 years and had saved EVERYTHIG on there. I have a huge external hard drive that I had so far only used to save photos. (So thankfully, those weren't going to be lost or I might have just lost my mind as well.) Meanwhile, John was checking out youtube videos and looking for ideas, and he said he wanted to work with the hard drive one more time. Certain that he couldn't do anything with it, I had the "what the hell....go for it" attitude. But I didn't have any illusions that it was going to be successful. And, I suppose you all can guess how this story ended? YES! You are correct! He was able to pull up the files and I was able to transfer everything onto my external hard drive. I didn't have much time, as the computer was flashing warning signals about a problem with the hard disk (duh -- no kidding!) and that I should back up files immediately. So I didn't have time to put things into folders, or weed out the stuff I didn't want, so the external drive is a tangled MESS and I have to search for everything I want to use -- but it's there!

And I am so overwhelmed with happiness and gratefullness that I'm still tearing up as I type this. Yes, you should have seen me when John called me down to see. He had opened a daycare newsletter that I had written a couple of months ago, and when I saw that on the screen I completely lost it. I was sobbing and bawling like a baby -- reminded myself of one of those people on a home improvement show when they see their new house unveiled for the first time. And even though I knew in my heart that I was overreacting, I couldn't stop! I was hysterical, and I couldn't stop it to save my soul! I had everything from my mom's address book to my tax records on there, not to mention all my business records. Yes, there were hard copies of many of these things floating around, but it was going to be a MASSIVE undertaking to recreate -- and there were some things that were absolutely irreplaceable, such as copies of the letters I had sent to Jeff when he was in boot camp. I wanted to always remember the way I felt at that time of my life -- and it was almost lost forever.

Yes, I'm overreacting, I'm sure. But that's who I am. And while I've always said that my husband is my hero, he more than proved it yesterday.

And yes, I've learned my lesson.
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  • JANET552
    John is a super hero!!!
    1966 days ago
  • CARRENK
    That is terrific news! People who can figure out technology are awesome!
    1970 days ago
  • CATANTIGO
    Awww, I'm happy for you. What a special story.
    1972 days ago
  • LEANMEAN2
    Congratulations to you and your hero!

    Good blog.
    1972 days ago
  • CONCHA77
    Yay, Happy to read this story. Life is good! emoticon
    1973 days ago
  • WASCALLYWONE
    I am tearing up with you, girl! Whatta guy!! My guy is like that too, with problems. Just keeps chewing on them like a dog with a bone. It certainly, "brightens" your day when it is solved, is an understatement.

    I am happy for you!
    1973 days ago
  • DDHEART
    These are the moments when we really understand what true love is all about....the blush of the excitement of a new relationship is one thing but when your long time love does something that might not seem so sexy to an outsider.....because he KNOWS what it means to you..........well, THAT is sexy! And it's one of the times when you remember everything that he means to you.

    Now, I have only spent a few hours in John's company but in that time, I knew he was a great guy....the hour or so that he spent chatting with Janet when he might have been wanting to get out of the female-centric spark weekend atmosphere....need we say more?

    I am so happy for you! Now, go hug that man!
    1973 days ago
  • ONEKIDSMOM
    emoticon I totally understand!

    By the way... are you watching BB this year? What do you think of the new twists? The battle of the block, the dual HoH's, Team America? And I'm really enjoying that it doesn't appear to be a "sheeple" season!


    1973 days ago
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