remember how we were told to send it out to that company for repair?
remember how it was going to cost at least $1500 with no guarantees of how much they would recover?
well last week we got this little magazine in the mail
the kind filled with local coupons and advertisements
on the back cover there was an ad for a new computer store in the area
something told me to give them a call
it was a long shot
after all, i had already called several similar companies in the area
none of them could help us
these guys were different
they actually told us to bring it in
we had never gotten that far before
so aubrey and i drove it down there
they hooked it up and said it was still "spinning"
which i'm guessing is a good thing
aubrey and i sat there for about 10 minutes in the really cool brand new spinny chair
looking at the ceiling and taking rides
i was noticing the fact that they had literally just opened
just a few folding tables, a front desk and 3 computers
kind of funny....
they plugged it into a few different computers
fiddled with some things and
then i hear..."we got it!"
i was like..."you got what?"
"we got your data!!!!!"
can i tell you that i nearly jumped up and down and hugged the guy
that was it....they got it
but they told me not to get my hopes up, sometimes during a lightening strike
some of the files can be corrupted
so we left with huge smiles and big hopes
this is as close as we had come to a good outcome
i called about 2 hours later
i felt like i was calling the doctor about a sick friend:)
they said they had recovered 100% of the data and transferred all of it to an external hard drive for us
i could not stop thanking him and told him we would tell all our friends and be customers for life
i think he thought i was a bit nuts
and ready for the kicker....they charged us for an hour of labor and for the price of the hard drive
we walked out of there with all of our stuff and a bill for $156!!!!!!!
so we are now the proud owners of an external hard drive
and we now have every. single. one. of our photos on our computer!
(which is also being backed up daily by a "cloud service")
so, the moral of the story?
read those local magazines and
give the new guys a call
you just never know......
so since i have all of my photos now
here are a few more flashback moments
fancy witch and fancy nancy
sorry for the red-eyed look...is it spooky??:)
pirate, fancy witch, and dazed but cute baby
minnie mouse, puppy in her jammies, and a scarecrow
have a happy day,