“Mrs. Joe was a very clean housekeeper, but had an exquisite art of making her cleanliness more uncomfortable and unacceptable than dirt itself.” wrote the great Charles Dickens in Great Expectations.
And till half an ago, I was a mirror image of Mrs. Joe and would have loved being one forever, much to the chagrin, annoyance and irritation of KG and AG.
Not any more…
Because, today my penchant for cleanliness has made me uncomfortable, annoyed, irritated and frustrated too!!
I like to keep my home clean and clutter free.
And I like to keep my technical soul mate ie my laptop clean and clutter free too.
All obsolete files, cookies, downloaded web pages, images, data is promptly deleted after use! And I keep doing this exercise very frequently!! I know, its madness!!
And today, while I was racking my brain for a new blog post with the blank page of Windows Live Writer on the screen. (I type my posts in Windows Live Writer and publish the same from this application on to my Blog!!) Suddenly my tired eyes see the Drafts on the right side of the pane. And the cleanliness freak in me woke up and one by one I deleted all the Draft blog posts which I felt were useless and were just limiting the space on my system’s 30.8 GB Free Space!!
So once the Drafts were spotlessly clean, I moved on to the Recently posted section. My dead brain thought that these Recently Posted posts are already on the Blog, so they can be deleted from the Windows Live Writer and in quick succession, deleted the THREE recently posted blog posts!
And would had deleted some more….thanks to AG who needed me for something. When I returned back to my laptop, I thought of checking my Blog statistics. On opening the blog home page, a post dated November 1st was first to be seen.
Quickly, I clicked here, there, up, down, Dashboard, Settings and no sign of the last 3 posts!!
And in a flash of a second, I realized the sequence of events!!
And God! Am I shattered!!???
My last 3 posts…
- Some Introspection dated 13th November
- If I Were A Baby dated 7th November…the Blog-a-Ton entry!
- Those 15 Minutes of… dated 4th November
ARE NO LONGER ON MY BLOG!!!
ARE NO LONGER ON MY LAPTOP!!
Have checked the IndiVine @ IndiBlogger and the NetworkedBlogs on Facebook…alas, they just have the first few words of the post!!
I feel this is the gravest mistake of my life!! I don’t know what to do and how to retrieve them and from where??
And now I am feeling annoyed, ashamed, bitchy, bitter, broken hearted, concerned, crabby, dazed, depressed, disgusted, dumb, edgy, embarrassed, emotional, flabbergasted, fed-up, freaked out, frustrated, guilty, irritated, jumbled, loser, mournful, nervous, pissed off, ranty, restless, sad, shocked, silly, sorry, stressed, sweaty, tired, torn-up, weary and WTF?????…all at one go!!
God! What a mess???
What do I do now??