Low: I take my macbook in for an issue I'm having with my calendar and they tell me the hard drive is crashing.
High: Bossman freaks about me being without my files for a week and tells me to get a new one.
Low: A week later (during my move), I put my brand new macbook in my trunk while I take a load of stuff to my new apartment. Upon my return, I pop the trunk and it slides off the box it was situated on top of and lands on the concrete, corner first.
High: Take my busted computer to Apple store to see about replacing the bottom casing that is bent open and the perhaps-a-little-TOO-friendly associate tells me he'll just replace it for me even though I admitted to dropping it "since no one wants to bust up their two-week old computer." *
Low: Major issues with back-up hard drive lead to loss of every digital photo I had prior to 2010.
Talk about a sad, sad day. All those incriminating photos from college? Gone. All the funny pictures I was saving to hold over friends' heads one day? So much for that. Basically every photographic memory from the age of 22-28 was erased. I can piece some of it together through Facebook and the blog, but there is still a ton that will not be recoverable (moose's puppy pictures for one....). I never paid much attention to cloud back-up services like Dropbox, but you can bet that I will now!
I love digital photography and the versatility of it, but today I am wishing I hadn't jumped on the technology bandwagon quite so quickly.
*The experience with the perhaps-a-little-TOO friendly Apple guy resulted in the following gem from my mother: "You know Natalie, I'm happy you were able to get a new computer, but you are going to HAVE to grow up and become responsible before you get old and haggy looking!"
I have quite the knack for getting iPhones that have met their untimely death replaced for free, but this was my first ever successful computer replacement. I guess she thinks my luck will decrease as my wrinkles increase. Gotta love moms that call it like they see it...