Last Saturday I did the unthinkable and deleted my
entire blog folder. Everything related to my blog, and collection, was gone in
one click. I was copying over my files to my external hard drive to archive
them and I thought I had just made a shortcut on my external hard drive, so I
deleted the icon, turns out I had moved the entire file over. It was no longer
on my PC and when I deleted it off the hard drive it was deleted permanently.
I went on a frantic search to see if I could find any
portion of the files on my PC, no luck. I loaded up a restore from last week
and the files weren’t there, restore points do not save Excel, Word or .psd
My entire Griffey PC Excel sheet, over 1600 cards
carefully listed, gone. My Mini-PC Excel sheet with my Ryan Bader, Jay Buhner,
Allen Iverson, Steve Largent, Edgar Martinez and Gary Payton collections, gone.
My Wants List Word doc with nearly 2000 cards, gone. All my custom cards, gone.
Blog image files, gone. I had dozens of custom cards that I had planned to send
as TTM including my entire The Simpsons Homer at the Bat set I spent well over
100 hours meticulously hand illustrating 11 cards in Photoshop just poof. In
all honesty, The Simpsons and a Terry Crews Autograpics design hurt the most.
At that minute I considered quitting blogging and
collecting. The last few days I have been going through my Griffey cards and
TCDB to re-build The Beast Jr. When that is done, my Mini-PC collection will be
re-built and then on to my Wants List.
I am so overwhelmed.