I made it to New York! And I’m practically comatose with jetlag, but I did it! A fourteen hour flight in the economy section.
Anyway, before I took my long trip, I decided I should backup my files. It should be a habit — it should be linked to some chronological trigger, like “It’s Monday; I back up all my files on Monday.” But for whatever reason, it isn’t, and I was shocked to see that almost a year had gone by since I last backed things up.
So, if you can’t remember the precise date you backed up your stories and writing and research files, maybe it’s time to do so . . . and give a little thought to how you might remember to do so more easily in the future.
So far, I’ve been lucky, but I’ve been skating on thin ice for the last several months — one hot cup of tea over the keyboards away from disaster. Even once a month would be an improvement, so I think I will randomly declare the third Sunday of every month as my back-up day.
New York is fabulous. The snow is gone, and my daughter and I had fantastic Korean food at New Wonjo. The meal came with Korean pickles (kimchee, cucumbers and squid) and other sides, so my trip has a vitamin-packed start! By the time I get home, maybe spring will have arrived there, as well.