Terrible Situation

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Something from a nightmare happened, something terrible and I at this time, don’t know what to do. I chose the wrong external hard drive to store my photographs. Yesterday I found out the hard way. I dropped that hard drive and in so doing, I damaged it.

So much so that every single original photograph I have taken since March of this year, a total of about 14,000, cannot be accessed. All my photographs I had planned on using for posts for this coming winter, are no longer available. I only have a few files that I pulled from my external hard drive to work from, and I don’t think that includes one flower, not one.

The anguish I am in at this time I wish upon no one. This is an extremely hard lesson for me to learn. Not enough research was done, so I ended up with an external hard drive that is not as durable as others. And I also learned to back up my back up and to save that back up either in a safe or a safety deposit box. All my work is gone. All of it except like I said, a few files. If you don’t hear from me for a while, you know why.

You ask what hard drive was it that broke? I’ll tell you. The WD Ultra Passport. My husband attempted to open it all last night, took it to a computer genius today he knows personally who could not open it, and in calling a professional company who could open it, the price was so high the phone was almost dropped. We were quoted a price of $900-$3,000 to open and retrieve my photographs. We don’t have that kind of money to spend.

I feel as if a part of me died. At the same time, my shutter button on my camera is not functioning correctly for the focusing, but the cable shutter release is working for the AF when I use it and the AF works correctly. What that is all about I don’t know. The icing? The laptop I had been using was so slow and so out of date that I am now having to buy a new one, for about $400.00 if I am to continue with my photography.

It is all too much for me to take in. I barely slept last night and I really am in a state of shock. I am in no condition to blog. I don’t have enough tears to shed over this. And for those of you who are not a photographer, you wouldn’t understand the intense anguish I am in right now. I don’t know when I will be back here to blog. Thank God I made the post for MM and JM before I dropped the Passport yesterday, for that flower was found on my external hard drive to edit and use.

It is my turn to ask you for Prayer and Love. I am not opening comments, for I honestly am not able to answer your comments.