An Update of Sorts

So technologically speaking, I have been feeling sorry for myself a lot lately. I haven’t been posting on here very often, I have been extremely busy with work, and I have been falling behind with work for my clients. My whole plan for the summer was to work less and enjoy the awesome summers of Minnesota. I have not lived up to that plan!

To go along with my present work overload, I had some very unfortunate events happen with my computer. First, the hard drive on my laptop crashed this weekend, and I lost about 6 months worth of work files, pictures and other media! That’s a really really really bad thing! My computer is my life, and having my hard drive crash is devastating to say the least! To top that off, I have a stupid iPhone and somehow that stopped working as well, and I lost all of my phone numbers and email addresses!!!! From a technological standpoint, life pretty much sucks right now.

On the bright side, I have a wonderful girlfriend who is supporting me through all of this, and I did have a lot of my vital data backed up on my computer. So, although the crash has killed my productivity over the past week, it could be worse.

Then I turned on the news tonight, and all of my problems came into perspective. As I’m sure all of you already know, a bridge on Interstate 35W collapsed right over the Mississippi river, and several cars were plunged into the water and onto the ground below. I have been glued to the news ever since (it happened less than 2 hours ago), and I just can’t believe what happened.

I also am thankful that I was not involved, because this is a road that I travel 3-4 times a week! It is my main entry point to Minneapolis and the south Twin Cities area (one of the only roads that I can take to get around town), and now it is gone! Since it just happened so suddenly, I have no idea if there are any casualties or how many people are injured. I have called several of my friends to see if they are OK, and so far I think that things are fine.

It will take some time for things to settle down from this crazy incident, but I know one thing; it really puts my petty problems into perspective.

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Comments

  1. I am still in shock. I am so glad you’re okay! I hope no one we knew was involved in this, but they easily could be!