I'm back from my vacation! As expected, I had a lot of fun, ate too much, except didn't take enough shots because this time around I thought I'd experience more instead of shoot more.
I'm very blessed to have enough - enough money to pay my bills and just enough for vacations. So when I'm faced with small bumps in the road, I try to not sweat the small stuff, so to speak.
What are the bumps in your road Maria, you ask?
First, my lens started to fail on the last day of vacation. I thought it was the humidity, which may have been the reason, that caused it to fail. I'm really vexed that this happened, but I'm keeping my act together :). Worse comes to worst, I'd probably dig way deep into an already shallow pocket to get it fixed. I love my camera and this lens.
Second, my external hard drive couldn't be accessed. I don't know the technical term for this situation, but basically my PC doesn't recognize the hard drive anymore. And this is the hard drive that contains majority of my vacation photos - including all 4,000+ of my 3-week Europe trip in 2009, the Costa Rica trip in 2011 and the India/Bangladesh vacation this year, just to name a few. I'm near freaking out. I had stopped backing them up by writing them on DVDs because this external drive has 1 terabyte of space afterall. I suppose I have to revert back to writing CDs/DVDs just to be safe.
We have googled and Youtubed ways to recover data, there are softwares designed to recover data, however, I want to find out if any one has experienced this and how one has retrieved data.
Right now, like the lens problem, I am putting this on the backburner, because I have gifts to wrap, menu to prepare, church activities to participate in, and Holiday parties to attend to. Besides, I am hoping to disassociate my emotions first before I can tackle the retrieval on a clear head. Plus, I could use more research on the subject.
Unfortunately, though I must pause my India series until the time I can get back all my photos. This is causing me so much regret that I didn't process all the photos right away (but of course time constraints was the culprit). Thankfully, I have my vacation photos in the laptop which would enable me to continue blogging while I sort out all these woes.
A few random shots that I found in my PC.
And thirdly, my little furbaby is having some medical problems, which we're hopeful would be resolved without so much dent to our very depleted "vacation fund".
Again, I'm too blessed to be stressed.