basically said the only option I had was to wipe my back up and start over. While on the phone the tech person had me try any and every channel to get files off the drive. Nothing worked. The drive just kept cycling and dragging my computer speed to a snail's pace. He suggested I contact a couple data rescue companies and get an estimate. The cheapest price I could find was a starting fee of $565, with an average price of $800. At that time I was so disheartened that I knelt down to pray my frustrations out.
An hour later the drive suddenly started working. It worked long enough to get the vital files off! I could not help the tears streaming down my cheeks. What a small decisive miracle. Heavenly Father even cares about me and my love of photography!
Alison let me watch Ella for most of the day. Amelia and Ella were so funny. All the girls wanted to do was play in the rice. I started them off with water coloring. Amelia ended up painting Ella's socks with the dingy water. The funniest moment was watching them play with Amelia's little princess collection (sort of like Polly Pockets). Mia was near tantrum because Ella wanted to put a Belle dress on Jasmine, heaven forbid. I grabbed Snow White and asked Cinderella if she would wear my dress. Soon we had all the dresses mixed up and the dollies playing "nursery" and "Ring-a-Rosies."
Justin came home early from work today. It was heaven sent. He made a Walmart trip, got the car ready, and watched the kiddos while I taught piano and packed. Tomorrow we are off for a week of fun in Utah. I can't wait to show Phillip to my Mom and Justin's family. I stayed up way too late last night finishing a darling dress for Amelia. Ooooo la la!
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