Today I was transferring files from my portable hard drive when it began to make a clicking sound and froze.
The computer wouldn't recognize it anymore!
I have another portable hard drive as a backup, but I hadn't backed it up since November 2015!
This isn't the first time I've had a hard drive crash, so I don't really feel too attached to anything.
It was mostly photos and some music files.
I take a lot of pictures and don't use them, and I don't buy digital music so I still have the CD's.
The pictures from this blog are saved in the cloud.
2016 was a lousy year, anyway.
My dad suggested going to Best Buy and see if they can recover the data, so I will do that after work.
Also, I have a cracked glass on my phone, and I'm sure they can fix that, too.
I'm a little worried about driving a car that won't start half the time...
Meanwhile I wandered around my yard taking pictures.
Last year I bought a "butterfly bush" and it did attract butterflies to my garden.
Today, I noticed there were a lot of aphids on it.
To my surprise, there was a Monarch butterfly caterpillar!
I've never seen one of the caterpillars, except in pictures.
(There were actually 3 or 4 more smaller caterpillars, too, but my phone battery died.)
I wonder if the plant will survive that many bugs?
The sun came out just before it set, and turned the church a pretty color:
I guess the pretty sunset kind of makes up for some of the pictures I lost.