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Hello, all. I'm writing from my husband's computer because my computer crashed. If any of you have Macs, you know how completely unlikely this is. Yet, mine crashed SO HARD that the great recovery softwear the company puts out was unable to fix it. So, being under warranty, I brought it to the Genius Bar at one of the Apple stores and they said they would fix it. To "fix" it, they will replace my hard drive. Granted, they will replace it with a bigger and faster one, but the old hard drive has all three of my books on it. In their entirety, in various stages of editing and repair. I was told that likely they will hand me this old hard drive (instead of confiscating it, as they usually do) and that if I'm lucky, I can take it to a data recovery company and retrieve my documents.
Of course I've cried and cried about this. I've cried that I was so stupid as to erase the documents off my jump drive when I bought this new Mac and transferred them from the old one (that I'm on now). But I DID delete the files. So they only copy was on my new Mac. STUPID. I've cried at all the hours and days and weeks and months and years put into these books (even if they aren't publishable YET, they are a PART OF ME).
Ever since the move, I really have been under attack. My crit buddy/prayer partner told me this morning in an email that she felt Satan was doing this. And I have to agree. Since the move, both my daughter and I have been sick. She even had to go to the ER last week for violent throwing up. Of course, I'm still job hunting and have some very good leads, but have yet to hear anything.
I'm calling out for prayer. Prayer for my family. Prayer for my old hard drive and hopefully retreivable documents that I've poured my life into. Prayer for the adjustment we are all still undergoing in a new town, new climate, new culture, new church (although all revisited for me, since this is my hometown....it's still NEW again). I'll be posting when I can...but for now, there are more important things to attend to.
Like spiritual warfare.
So I'll see you on the other side. Thanks in advance for your prayers!