It is silly to feel as despondent as I do. Especially since I am as fortunate as I am — my family is healthy and happy and provided for, we have all we need, and we even got to go to a fantastic event like the California Strawberry Festival. But I am despondent. Why? Because I lost my photos.
Again, I know it’s silly. I should be able to forget about it. But it’s difficult. We don’t get out to big events all that often and to lose the pictures…ugh. Because I love taking photos and I love looking back on the things I’ve done and on the people I love via my photos.
It turned out my uploads to my Mac had been coming back with errors since last weekend, but I hadn’t thought anything of it. And, basically, all my efforts to keep my storage usage down on my phone finally bit me in the butt — and I lost photos. The photos I’d taken from last weekend had somehow been backed up to Trinity’s phone, so that was lucky — but because I just took the photos yesterday, there apparently hadn’t been time for my photos to magically back up to Trin’s phone. I also lost all the photos I’d taken during the week, but those were less critical.
(This is all after we ended up losing track of our time and money at the festival. I kind of wish we hadn’t let the boys get their faces painted, partly because it felt like a sort of wasted $10, but mostly because it was such a time suck — we waited an hour to get it done! Then it took forever to get food because the lines were insane, and then we spent $41 on chicken skewers, fish tacos and a fish/catfish and chips platter and chili fries. Oh, fair food. After the rides, the smoothies, the face painting and the food, there was not much left for dessert or strawberries to take home. 😞
I’ve already told Trinity that if we can go again, we are going early, eating our faves only (smoothies, key lime calamari, garlic fries and strawberry desserts), doing a few rides and leaving to get In-N-Out for lunch.)
Anyway. I did get some photos uploaded to a shared iCloud account before trying to download them to my computer, so I at least have those photos.
I had been planning to upload more but those are gone.
This has also lit a fire under my efforts to fix my computer, which I believe is the source of the errors keeping my photos from downloading. And while these issues persist, I am re-enabling my Photostream. 😒
I know. Such first-world issues, but still a problem nonetheless.