I was looking over the old posts in this blog and thinking “Oooh I could make postcards with some of these photos.” I’ve been making postcards from lots of our travel photos.:
The problem is I can’t find the pictures from our cross country drive anywhere. I can copy the few I have here on the blog but these are tiny versions and will not make good products. There are a few I really wish I still had – Like that train in my masthead.
I think the pictures were on an old computer of Mom’s that went kablooey shortly after we got here. We took it to Staples. They said they needed to re-format her HD and they made a back up disk for us that ended up being blank. (well really it was just unreadable but more on that later) When we went back the guy was unbelievably snotty. They would not refund anything, not even the charges for the back up disk. He said he can recover the information but it would take a long time and be so much work for him. Oh really? But – I did not want to let this guy lay a hand on the computer ever again so we left. (We had other problems besides this, for example getting a call that the computer is ready and then getting there and the computer was not ready, being told things were broken that were not broken.)
This past summer there were some more problems with Mom’s lappy and we took it to Computer Tech Services who are now our awesome go-to guys! We took the blank disk with us. They identified the disk problem immediately and easily explained it to us. They showed us that the disk was very see-through. A disk that transparent can not be read. It was a faulty disk. (Much different from the snotty Staples guy who suggested we ruined it by putting it near magnets) You could see lines across the front of the disk showing that there was something on it. This makes me think that I may be able to go over the back of the disk with paint marker and possibly save it. The guy did not seem to think it would work but the disk is already no good right? It’s not like I would be ruining anything. So I will give that a try. If I can find the damn disk that is.
This also made me think of all the unpacked boxes of photos in the basement. No, no, I don’t want to think about unpacked boxes in the basement. *sigh* but I know there are some awesome pictures down there from Europe in 1968.