More than losing the computer, I was upset about all the files that were lost along with it. I hadn't thought to save anything on disc (I don't think flash drives were available at the time). We had countless hours of music files, personal files and, most precious of all, hundreds of family pictures.
Over the weekend, my son was looking through a box of CDs, most of which were unlabeled. He popped one into his computer and found that it was a photo CD with pictures from 2003 and 2004. I don't know who made it or when it was made, but it contained all of those pictures I had thought were lost forever. I can't begin to tell you how thrilled I was.
Here are a few of my favorites (chosen specifically because my friend Lisleman from A Few Clowns Short refers to us as the Witness Protection Family):
|A nice picture of Mr. Willoughby and our son |
in North Carolina.
|From left to right - A friend's son, our son and Mr. Willoughby|
|From top to bottom - A friend's daughter, our daughter|
|Our daughter on the computer before it melted.|
|Our son jumping his dirt bike.|
|Mr. W and the kids racing a friend on a Go Cart.|
|Me with the kids and a little glare from my sunglasses.|
|The kids at an air show. Some soldiers put camouflage paint|
on my son's face.
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**I'm still unable to post comments on some of my favorite blogs. I hope Blogger gets this issue fixed soon. Holly, Matty, Amy and Liz - I haven't stopped reading your posts, I just can't leave a comment.