Saturday, August 11, 2012

OH NO!!!!!

I know.  I know.  Where have I been, right?  I have a really good excuse, honest.  My county went back to work on August 1st and I have been super busy not only with work but also because I lost my thumb drive with EVERYTHING on it.  Well, actually my almost three year old lost Walmart....the day before school started back....never to be seen again.

Uh, yeah.  I felt like I had lost a family member.  I literally went through all the stages of grief in one day.  I did leave my number at Walmart in case it is ever turned in to lost and found, but really, I don't ever expect to see it again.

I usually save everything in two places, but our computer at home was getting full so I was only backing up on my work computer when I could.  Luckily I had backed up everything on my school computer only a few weeks before that, so not everything was totally lost. But many of the last minute things I had created for back to school are gone, gone, gone and I needed them, like the very next day.  I was so stressed that I got not one, but three fever blisters.

I have since recreated as much as I could, although I didn't have as much time to create as I did in the summer. And much of what was lost I had already printed so it wasn't as tragic as it could have been.  But I have learned my lesson.  I will make time to back up daily and we are going to invest in a larger hard drive.

I have been working on a post for about 3 weeks for you about last minute touch ups I've made to the Media Center.  Of course this came to a very abrupt halt with the whole lost thumb drive incident.  I am hoping to get it finished in the next few days so that you can see the finished product.

In the meantime, I have some good news for you.  Teachers Pay Teachers is having a Back to School Sale tomorrow and Monday and my store will be in the sale!  You can save 28% off of any of my 22 products.  The 17 free items are still free, of course.  So stop by my store tomorrow and do some shopping!

Many other teachers are also having a sale.  You can find out who by going to the Back to School TpT Sale with Blog Hoppin'.  You can even join in on the fun by linking up.  Check it out here and happy shopping!  =)


  1. Wow I am so sorry for your loss. Losing a thumb drive is no laughing matter. I am hoping to use your Genre of the Month project this year.
    ladybug Cottage

    1. Thanks Suzan. It really was quite traumatic, but I'm okay now.

      I am so glad you are going to use the Genre of the Month program. You'll have to let me know how it goes for you.

      BTW, was the link I gave you the one you were looking for on TpT?

  2. Jo, that is terrible! I am so sorry. I am going to back up my flash drive ASAP!