I had a problem with my Costco disk.
Yes, my beloved Costco actually ruined a disk.
Well...to be honest, it is half my fault.
A few weeks back, I brought my 3 camera chippy things (that's what I call them) into Costco to be turned into a disk. I uploaded the photos at Costco, requested to have a FEW printed, and ordered a disk of ALL (about 400-ish) photos. Granted...some of them are already on a disk...I just had not deleted them yet. I picked up the photos and the disk the next day. Once I had the disk in my hand, I deleted every (yes, EVERY) picture from my camera chippy things. This is where the problem began.
About one month later, I went to that very disk I had picked up as I wanted to look at some potential photos for our Christmas card. Guess what happened...the disk didn't work. I thought my computer was broken, I was imagining having to cancel Christmas as we would instead need to buy a computer. That was not the case. After the Hottie tried out the disk in his work computer, he announced that the disk was defective.
Wh-Wh-Whaaaaaat??? I have never heard of such a thing. You mean it's not enough for me to just wait for the disk to be in my hands before I delete the photos from the chip? I should actually be TESTING the disk to make sure it works??? Uh oh.
Back to Costco I went. In my mind Costco has this gigantic computer in which they save every one of our pictures...just in case this was to happen. Well...I was wrong. They did; however, confirm the disk was defective. They asked me for my chips. Ummm....I've deleted the pictures I told them. They told me to bring them in anyway because apparently they have this backup system that may be able to retrieve even some of the deleted photos. After pulling out my customer service disappointed, frustrated, and VERY MAD "Dad" face, I said I would do just that.
It took about a week. Costco retrieved some photos. I picked up 2 new disks with whatever they could retrieve from my 3 camera chips. Little did I know that I would have a disk full of hundreds of duplicates (literally) of a Pre-K program at Brady's school last spring. Yes, they retrieved some additional photos...like the Twilight Convention, and Greer cabining, and some really cute ones of the Cuties.
But, they also retrieved this beauty...