For the last several weeks I've kept having this nagging thought that I needed to back up all the pictures I've taken on this deployment. Did I listen to that little nagging voice? Of course not. Then I thought, "when I'm home on leave I'll buy an external hard drive so that I can back up my pictures." What a great thought, don't you think?
Unfortunately I did not have the opportunity to do that.
Last night my hard drive died a swift and bitter death. My IT guys are telling me that they do not have the capabilities of salvaging anything from the drive.
If I were not going on leave in the very near future I'd be much more despondant. As it is, the prospect of leave is the only thing keeping me from slitting my wrists. OK, not really but you know what I mean.
So now I am in the process of contacting anyone and everyone I can think of who might have taken roughly the same pictures I did.
From now on, I'm backing up all my photos. Do the same!!