Friday, December 16, 2011
About those Lost Photos..
after trying every technique known to me..
and all those from well-wishing friends and unknowns..
especially after weighing the VALUE of the photos to me..
I bit the bullet and went to a local computer service..
for HELP in possible retrieval/recovery.
the cost in $$..$30.00 per half hour.
As I waited in agony, they finally called..
Sorry, they could not find my missing Photos..
Could I come down and SHOW them exactly what I did?
and Oh Yes, please bring the memory card..
I did all the above..
finally got a techie/geek to come out from behind the scenes..
he did a bunch of stuff..
but talking DOWN to me as if I'm an idiot..
which I assured him in no uncertain terms I was NOT!
still could not find the pics..
nonchalantly in my best Blondeness,
I said:"I thought you folks were like Techies at work..
where a particular computer user could be followed..
by every site visited..
each particular day..
why are you not doing that in this instance?"
his response.."I have no idea what I'm looking for!!"
absolutely floored me!!
I pointed to the service order and said:
"You are to be retrieving my lost photos,
which I downloaded from a memory card..
(imported into Picasa program) on a specific date!
Seems like to me that should be an easy task ..
as I only downloaded one huge batch of photos..
on that particular date in time!"
To which..he immediately typed a bunch of codes..
and up popped files..
date and time stamped!
which when opened:
were my missing PHOTOS!!!!
I have no idea the sequence he used to open up the files..
and he would not tell me slowly what he did..
(this could be from the service program which their company uses)..
I just don't know..
but this I do KNOW..
I will NOT download/import any future photos into the laptop!
I WILL carry an abundant supply of memory cards from now on..
I will NOT deal with Best Buy Geek Squad or Dell Service ever again..
final cost? $60.00..
for my sanity: Priceless!!
Bottom line..when in doubt about any problem..
weigh your options..
consult with the experts..
and PRAY both for those solvers of the problem..
as well as for the problem to be solved..
then give a prayer of thanks..
this is the season of miracles!!
and NOW ..
Back to your regularly scheduled Friday ___________!!!!