He lost them. All of them. Even after I told him. They are gone.
You see, my husband is a peak mountain climber. Meaning, he takes his spare time to climb mountains and climbs mountains to get to the top. Notice I didn’t say “rock climber” but mountain climber. He is active in local groups that people join to go climbing together. He is a knowledgeable source on lots of things on this topic.
And this week, he lost all his photos he’d ever taken on top of the mountains he’s climbed.
He was devastated. I mean it’s an understatement how cool it is to be able to go look back at all the places you’ve been and the views you have been able to encounter. But now, they are gone.
Let me explain what happened.
He took images on his phone when he went hiking.
All the images from his original phone had been transferred to his new phone.
We gave his old phone to our son to play games etc.
My son deleted the images on his old phone so he could make some of his own.
All the images from both phones were deleted.
And we have no idea how that is even possible.
And before you ask, no, we do not save images to the cloud mostly because we don’t want to pay for that service. And yes, now we see how that could have helped in hindsight.
However, I still won’t pay for the service now. Why? Because it’s our job to get those photos OFF the phone. They aren’t meant to stay there forever. And for weeks, I had been chatting with him about getting all those images into another service that will print them for us to enjoy- before this even happened.
There is nothing like the feeling of seeing and touching images from your own life story. Nothing. The emotion of it brings you right back to where you were and what you were doing. The connection we have as people to physical prints is proven to help lighten moods, reduce stress, and connect us all on deeper levels. And no, I don’t have proof to back any of that up, but I know it’s out there. I know it’s true. It’s happened to me and I’m sure it’s happened to you too.
So what’s the ending? Thank heavens for Facebook because he was able to download (some) of the images back to his phone and we WILL be getting them into print soon. This will not happen again.
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