I hate technology. No, an exaggeration, I just don't trust technology. Just when you come to depend upon it, wham! it lets you down. And when it happens, it's always big-time.
Over the weekend my computer crashed. As my husband says; there are two types of hard drives, one that has crashed, and the other that is going to crash. When you least expect it. I'm a wee bit sad. I've probably lost a lot of stuff.
Actually, you know what? I confess, I'm a mite relieved too. It's too easy to build up such a lot of "stuff" on your computer, info you can't possibly delete voluntarily, but is actually pretty useless when you get down to it... Old letters I'd kept copies of "just in case", funny emails, links to handy websites I'd discovered along the way, massive email address book of which I was only using about 5%... I had a lot of downloads sitting there, probably that I was never ever ever going to get around to doing anything at all about. Free downloadable patterns, both sewing and knitting. Inspirational ideas, photos from style.com of garments that had me all fired up at one point or another that I was going to try to re-create in some way... well now it's clean slate time. Through no fault of my own (that I am aware of) I've lost a whole lot of ... well, I won't use as strong a word as junk, but certainly a whole heap of things that may have a certain burden-like nature to them.
I'm looking on the bright side.
This morning: on my way to morning tea with the gals...
Skirt; my own design, based on Vogue 7303, black lace
Top; Sexy Lady, second hand
Cardigan; Wheels and DollBaby, second hand and repaired to look like new
Booties; Django and Juliette
Gloves; not sure now, from David Jones