How I backup my files & School's OUT!Is everyone out of school for the summer yet? I just found out that my niece and nephews in Seattle don't get out for another 2 weeks! sheesh!
But we are all done with this...
and on to this...
yes, I know what you're thinking...this should be a picture of the kids at the pool or something! For the record, we have been to the pool and plan to go again this week but it's just so darn HOT here in Texas that we like to try to find fun stuff to do inside the air conditioned house. :)
And I've been doing some of this...
A- working on my laptop.
B- wearing my comfy clothes (aka: pj's) all day long.
C- doing laundry, and laundry and laundry. (And then letting it sit in the basket for days until I need that basket to do more laundry.)
D- Cuddling with Charlie (when he's doesn't stink).
E- Finding MORE laundry that hides from me like this pillow case underneath the couch.
F- (not pictured) Letting Lyndon use my camera to take pictures like this one!
Maddie has only been out of school for 3 days now...but I love it!
What are you doing this summer? Any fun ideas to beat the heat??
Changing the subject... How I back up my files.
About a year ago my old computer containing a couple years of pictures bit the dust. Yep, the blue screen of death was true. I can't say I was taken by surprise. I knew the computer was acting funny, not starting smoothly, etc... all the signs leading to disaster. One evening I even took the time and made a folder titled, "Save to External Forever" and I put all my pictures I wanted to save in that folder. I intended to put them all on my external hard drive...tomorrow.
Well, my friends, there was never a tomorrow. My computer died and that was it. Why didn't I just save everything when I had the chance?! ugh. I've since taken it in to see about recovery but I'm not willing to shell out that much moolah just yet. I'm hanging on to the darn computer until I am. Luckily I kept up on our family blog very diligently so I still have most of those family pictures saved there. And any photo sessions I had with clients were archived on a cd. However, it saddens me that there are other things that are stuck in there.
I'm telling you this to possibly save you from the same heartache. I try to save all my pictures to an external hard drive so I don't have to relive that again but I admit, sometimes I get lazy and I just don't do it! I need something to be EASY and painless and I found the perfect solution for me... (btw, I am in no way affiliated with any of these companies, I just want to share the good info.)
The solution for me is online storage and back-up. I love it because a) it AUTOMATICALLY backs up everything on my computer and b) it's super cheap! and c) gives me so much peace of mind.
When I was looking into online storage I found that there were quite a few companies out there and most of them were offering the same service for about the same price. But after I did some side by side comparisons here and here, I went with a company called, "CrashPlan". It's only $5/month, gives you unlimited storage, updates your files automatically (that's the key for me.) and will even save the files from your external hard drive if it is connected to your computer.
Do you back up your files? If so, I want to hear how...
Is everyone out of school for the summer yet? I just found out that my niece and nephews in Seattle don't get out for another 2 weeks! s...