I usually post my experiences with having a foster son here, but tonight I'd like to say what happened to me over the last few days. As most of you know, I was in Philadelphia for a conference for the past week. When I returned, I tried to boot up my computer. NOTHING happened. I took it to my friendly computer geek and he ran a diagnostic and I found out that my hard drive was toast and also that the chip set was bad, New computer, right?
New computer now, but all of my data was lost, like every drawing that I had produced for my engineering business over the past 6 years, plus accounting, plus my taxes, plus my writing, plus...plus...EVERYTHING!. Now that I'm retired, I hope that no one calls to get a copy of their drawings. If I don't write to anyone, it's because my contact list is gone and I have no idea how to contact you.
But I learned something. Back up...back up...back up. My new computer is up and running and the first thing I did was to sign up for a web based backup service. I recommend it to everyone.