Grace trying out some kangaroo ears at the Cleveland Zoo.If you are here looking for pictures of Grace and updates on our lives, you will probably not see any for a while. I made a huge mistake. In an effort to "clean house" and close out everything associated with my old job as I transition to the new one, I closed a Google account. I had been using that account as my sign-in for Blogger. Before I closed the account I established a new one and changed my Blogger login to that account. BUT.....and here is the mistake.....I didn't know Blogger stores all the photos on the blog in a Picasa account associated with Google. When I closed the Google account I lost all the photos in this blog. 609 entires and probably thousands of photos. They are not really "lost". I have everything backed up on disk and all the 2011 photos are stored in my computer. They are just lost to the blog. The Google account is not recoverable. I checked and there are a lot of people out there who did the same thing and lost it all too. The only thing I can do is go back to each entry and reload the photos ONE BY ONE. I just can't imagine the enormity of doing that and I am not sure if I should. At the end of every year, I had a book printed for that year of the blog (thank goodness I did that!). I am at the point right now of trying to decide if I am going to close the blog or go back and upload just the photos for the 7 months of 2011. Even that seems overwhelming. My goal would be to do that so I can have the 2011 book made and then in January 2012 maybe close this blog permanently.
Maybe I'll start a new one then. Who knows? Right now I just want to cry.