I've been consciously working at reducing my unnecessary paper usage. Even if you recycle, it's greener not to use it in the first place.
So I've been saving important e-mails on the computer instead of printing them. I've even gone so far as to make can't-forget lists, like work schedules for our copy desk and my passwords, in computer files instead of little notes.
Well, that came back to bite me in the butt. Last week, I couldn't log in to my computer at work. If you've ever used a Mac OS X, you're familiar with the way the computer shakes it's little log-in box to tell you that something has gone wrong.
In fixing the problem, IT accidently wiped everything off of my computer. I started tearing up. I lost years and years of things I'd been saving.
Did I back it up? Well, no, I kind of forgot that part. Never occurred to me that I'd just lose it like this. For the past few days, I've been recovering what I can from other sources.
Will I start madly printing in an effort to not lose it this time? Nope. But I will be backing it up electronically this time. And, now that I've found the original e-mail with my user name and password for this blog, I can actually post again. Sorry for the delays.