... to let you know that our hard drive died on the home computer. My husband was using the machine at the time so I'll be blaming him if we lost all our photographs of grandchildren, vacations, and [gasp] my stitching album. We'll be evaluating the damage with our personal IT guy, my youngest son, over the weekend. If he can get things up and running again, we'll take him to his favorite sushi restaurant. If he can't, we'll still take him to the restaurant for trying because that's the kind of no-fault parenting that works best with adult children. Really, the restaurant deal is just an opportunity to spend some quality time with this really amazing 30-something person that somehow came from our union.
If we need to buy a new computer, we will pay a professional to try and retrieve all the data on the toasted hard drive and transfer it to the new tower. We will also use the opportunity to upgrade all our software and we will purchase some flash drives or portable hard drives to store information so this never happens again.
In the meantime, I am on hiatus. Wish us luck!