"Art is my vehicle through life; may we share the ride together." Ron Wickersham

Monday, October 29, 2012

The good, the bad and the ugly

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
Formal gardens - I was a little disappointed that they hadn't done the winter flower planting yet.

Entering the Louvre  Pyramid

Ste. Chapelle Cathedral - amazing stained glass

Arc de Triomphe at night

Notre Dame

Normandy coast

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

1 comment:

Robin said...

Looks like a wonderful place to visit, and that little frenchman is just adorable with his halloween pumpkin jamies! Have a great day.