My new laptop is lovely. I bought it, after much thought, so Louis could have his own and there would be one piece of gadgetry is this home that's sacred to me! But the old one has got an incredible 26GB of photos on there, accumulated over a four year period. There were no copies anywhere, except those on my blog. One little incident on the hard drive and boom! all those memories would be gone.
The need for a massive data transfer has caused a rather tortuous weekend - with some nice bits in between like a walk in the woods. Finally, after multiple attempts, stuff is being copied at a crawl onto a 32GB memory stick ready for transfer over to the new device. The process started early yesterday evening and still goes on as I type now. Still I've had a lucky escape but a valuable lesson has been learned. Backing up little and often is my mantra now.