It's been quite a week - here's the rundown.
The good: my little grandson came to visit for several days and I got in some great loving time!
The bad: I worked very long hours (making up for that nice trip!) and also attended a memorial service for a friend and student who died suddenly while I was away. (Rest in peace, Sandy - we love you!)
The ugly: my Mac's hard drive is wiped clean and EVERYTHING is gone! I'd been having problems and my husband took it in to Apple when we got back. They said they needed to erase the internal drive so he brought it home to back up files. We discovered that my exterior hard drive had not been backing up, so he backed everything up before taking it back to Apple. They erased everything and when we got it back, we discovered that the back up had gone to the internal drive instead of the exterior drive. Devastating to say the least. My only consolation is that my kids and my husband have copies of most of the babies' pictures. However, all my documents and inspiration folders are gone. Lesson: be sure to back up all files and check to be sure they were backed up properly! Never assume anything!
I've spent most of my free time trying to recreate some of my files and haven't gotten to editing the many photos we took on the trip. But here are a few to whet your appetite (I don't like posts without photos).
|Courtyard of Versailles|
|Entering the Louvre Pyramid|
|Ste. Chapelle Cathedral - amazing stained glass|
|Arc de Triomphe at night|
|Omaha Beach, Normandy|
|American Cemetery, Normandy|
|Sacre Coeur and lots of steps|
|Along the Left Bank of the Seine|
|Here's our own little frenchman wearing the beret we brought him|