I just want to cry. And cry and cry and cry.
Over the past three days I have learnt some valuable life lessons. Most of which could be summed up in those horrible lazy sayings.
Some I already know about but didn’t respond to - ‘if you are in a hole stop digging!” and “a little knowledge is a dangerous thing’
The particular hole I was in involved my computer. I used some free web access at an airport and from then on I could not send email! My mail arrived fine but my out box got bigger and bigger.
I tried to fix it ( my ‘little knowledge’ part) I looked up all the things I thought would tell me how all to no avail, I rang my isp and spent an hour on the phone. Still no solution.
In the end I did one more thing and bang - NOW I have no Outlook on my laptop ... resulting in having to reinstall Microsoft Outlook – a brand new version with none of my ‘stuff’ on it . I thought it would import my old email - but no.
I now have many emails unanswered and lost. AND I have travel bloggers waiting for me to thank them for (and publish) their responses to my interview question. Mea culpa.
I am sorry but now I don’t know who I wrote to, who responded or what they said … all put into a special folder in my outlook.
I have contact for editors around the world gone, I have copies of contracts gone – could go on and on ………. I also have lost my diary with plans for the year all planned out.
Now you know why I want to cry.
If you know me and I should have your address or other information please email me. If you want to answer a two question interview re travel writing and or blogging also please email me.
The one good thing was something I learnt . in the advanced settings for my ISP is a place to tick and keep all my mail floating around in the ether. I have ticked it and if this ever happens again I will have a record to fall back on.