August 16, 2007

Waste Not. Want Not.

OK - I think it's official. I've actually lost what little bit of mind I had.

I just spent the afternoon calculating pricing for a new account I just opened.

I crunched numbers like a damned elephant playin' in a peanut field.

Then....I made a pretty PRETTY price sheet, set up with different tabs - one for each brand, each a different color - and put the new and improved pricing on there.

Then I saved. I know I did. I'm positive. Sorta. Kinda. WELL, normally I hit save 7,000,000 times while working on something like this.

Then I closed everything down so I could attach it to the professionally scripted email that I'm sending to this customer.

It's gone. No where. Nada. I've now opened every single excel worksheet on my hard drive and that's a hell of a lotta spread sheets!

So obviously I didn't save it. Ever. Not one single time in 6 hours. I find that a bit hard to believe, but hey. The proof is in the pudding. Or so they say.

So I'm over it. I cannot possibly reconstruct it again tonite. My eyes are crossing, I haven't had a cigarette in almost 3 hours, and damn it!! I want to watch a movie.

But I just thought I should let y'all know. It's happened. I cracked. It's gone. Ahhh...they say a mind is a terrible thing to waste........

Posted by Tammi at August 16, 2007 07:32 PM | TrackBack

You might have saved it somewhere weird. Try opening a 'new' document and hit the 'save as'. The folder of the previous saved item will be the one that the computer shows.

I hope it works.

For as many years as I have spent on the damned computer, I still find myself forgetting the "save often" thing. Luckily, it's been a long time since I lost something! I feel your pain....

Posted by: allicadem at August 16, 2007 07:40 PM

How come this post is blank?

Are you sure you hit "post" instead of "preview" before shutting down?

::runs away ducking DVD thrown like a ninja star::

Posted by: Roses at August 16, 2007 09:08 PM

*throws another DVD at Roses*

Sweetie, I, too, know the pain of involuntary data loss. You have ALL my sympathy.

Posted by: Harvey at August 16, 2007 09:45 PM

One time, I stretched my leg out and hit the power cord. It moved the power strip that was on the table, which slid off the table. When the power strip (with 3 items plugged in) hit the floor, it landed in such a way as to flick the switch to "off".

No, I hadn't saved....

Posted by: _Jon at August 16, 2007 09:58 PM

Do a search for the document, if you have a clue as to what you may have called it. Or you can search by a word that you know was contained in the document. Search your entire c: drive and walk away, let it run. It's worth a shot rather than recreate a massive spreadsheet.

Posted by: Jerry at August 16, 2007 10:06 PM

Thanks y'all. Jerry? That's exactly what I did. Had them damned thing search while I slept. Sure 'nuf got up this morning and there was my masterpiece. Got it sent out nice and early.

Thanks so much!!!

Posted by: Tammi at August 17, 2007 06:48 AM


Posted by: Roses at August 17, 2007 08:34 AM

That's Great!

Posted by: unkawill at August 19, 2007 10:38 AM
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