I remember the way he insisted on staying next to the crib. He even tried to drag his little bed (the one we couldn’t get him to sleep in before) into the room. It was his job to “protect” the new baby, and you weren’t going to tell him otherwise!
We lost Flash last summer, and we miss him more every day. The pictures like the ones above are beyond priceless to us.
Last weekend, I found out just how attached to those memories I really am.
While I was searching for something on our aging desktop computer, something terrible happened. The screen suddenly went black! I tried EVERYTHING, but there was just no reviving this thing. Here’s the scary part – ALL of our photos and videos were on that computer. And when I say all, I mean ALL!
Once I realized what had happened, my stomach knotted up and I felt sick to my stomach. The tears started falling immediately. Losing Flash had been rough…. but at least we had all those photos and home movies to remember him by. Even if the memories started to fade, the pictures would keep him alive.
Now it was all gone. And just like the day we got him, there was virtually nothing to show he even existed. I was devastated! What I didn’t know at the time was that my husband had already invested in some backup.
My husband’s what you’d call a “Mr. Always Ready”
He’s the type of person to carry an umbrella on a sunny day. So naturally, when he saw an ad on Facebook for a product called Photostick that could sort through, organize, and backup EVERY photo or video in case of emergencies in one-click, he was all over it.
I was mad he didn’t tell me, but I’m SO glad he decided to give it a try. We had A LOT of photos and videos saved on our computer, and we didn’t have them backed up anywhere (I’ll never make THAT mistake again). Plus, it wasn’t expensive at all!
A month before the computer died, he took a few minutes to plug it in and try it out. All in all, we had something like 3,400 photos stored all over the computer. Get this – in no more than 20 minutes, it not only scanned and backed up everything….it also identified and removed any duplicates. My husband says he walked out of the room to make a tuna sandwich while it was working, and it was done before he was!
“Relieved” is not the word for how I felt when he told me.
When he pulled the Photostick full of our pre-saved pics out of the drawer and plugged it into our laptop, and they're all our photos were, safe and sound…I think I let out an audible “PHEW!”