|The Awesome Zam|
It was an exhausting experience. TOTALLY! But it's done. The woman helping us, Zam, was awesome+, a real star and a half. I spent more than I'd hoped to (no, I'm not surprised, just feeling the pain of it) but what I've got now is molto fab – a little smaller, a lot stronger, more capacity AND it's significantly lighter.
Me likey... a LOT.
I'm now attempting to, within my emails, find and recreate some of my work files. I'm guessing that IT dude will NOT be able to recover any of my old stuff – designworks OR personal. This is both suck-ass wretched and not so bad. YES, I've lost a shit-ton of fab photos, doodles, fonts and logo files for work BUT I can take more pics (and assuredly will) and I can request and/or create vector versions of the logos with which I most often design.
So, the end result of my heinous coffee spill is that I have a clean and substantially better computer. I've turned over a new tech leaf too. I fully intend to label/name ALL my pics when I'm downloading them, not later (which I did but only sporadically). I'm also, on the suggestion of pal Jenny out in Phoenix, using a travel mug versus my usual cup. This makes SO much damn sense!
And she thought then how strange it was that disaster – the sort of disaster that drained the blood from your body and took the air out of your lungs and hit you again and again in the face – could be at times, such a thing of beauty.