ForlornBW-ACS4x6It has been a very nasty couple of weeks. Last week I changed hosting services for my website and accidentally deleted last Tuesday’s blog post in the process (which is why some of you may see it posted twice). Then on Thursday, my main external hard drive crashed without a full backup. This particular external hard drive holds all of the photos that I have taken in the past ten years as well as every job and school-related project I’ve ever done.

Because I am a somewhat fortunate individual, I still had copies of the past six month’s work saved on another hard drive as well as the backups for all of my archives from 2011 and older. Consequently the crash erased all of my photos taken from 2012 through the first part of 2015. Three solid years of my best photography is gone. A few of those photos are still available for purchase on my website, but the rest are lost.

Needless to say, I cried—a lot. I am extremely grateful to have all of my writing, all of my financial records, and all of the photo archives that I do, but the situation is still horrible. In a way, I feel like this summer’s moving truck fire has happened all over again. I hold out some hope that a data recovery service may be able to salvage some of what I lost, but any recovery may well cost us more than we can afford to spend.

I ask for your prayers and your patience since it may take me a while to add new photos to the blog once again. For now, I’m going back to the thing I know best and the thing that I find most comforting: writing.

Until next time, may we each rewrite our world for the better.


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