It Was Only A Glass Of Water . . .

I’ve had a bit of a setback this week.

Water, water everywhere . . .  and not where I want it to be. An innocent little glass of water and presto – no more Macbook.

If you’re reading my blog, you know I’m living on a sailboat and nowhere near a store or something as luxurious as a Mac store, so when I spilled a glass of water on my Mac it brought tears to my eyes.

I shut down, ripped out the battery and hoped for the best. Days later, I’m not having any luck.

After the terror subsided, I remembered I made a back up the day before (phew), and that my husband loves me. The second is a very important point. When I asked if I could have his computer for the rest of the season, he happily said yes. He would use the tablet. Again phew.

We have backup equipment on the boat for almost every part, and I’m very happy that this extended to a backup device for my Mac and an extra computer.

Now I just have to get used to the keyboard!

My message: don’t forget to backup your work.

Thanks for reading . . .


6 thoughts on “It Was Only A Glass Of Water . . .

  1. I can’t imagine the sinking feeling you must have felt when you realized your PC wasn’t coming back. How frequently do you back up? I just did one this morning, thanks to your reminder.


    1. I back up after every writing session. I back up off the boat too. That way if we take a lightening strike, and lose electronics, I have copies of my work away from the boat. I can’t image losing it all, so it’s worth the effort.
      A sinking feeling it was, but thanks to Matt for giving me his PC.


  2. Ouch! I back up continuously online, and sporadically on an external hard drive, but thanks for the reminder. Also, I have a bad habit of writing while eating, so I have one of those keyboard protectors over the entire keyboard. It works pretty well, but then, I’ve never spilled liquids all over it!
    What a tragedy!
    It’s good to hear you had a happy ending with a handsome prince of a husband. 🙂


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