Another Same Old New Year…

jwg ruminatingI’ve spent the better part of the past three days trying to recover from an in-house file server disaster. It’s never easy… The main data files were pretty easily recovered, but it was very painful to recover a music collection consisting of about 45GB of MP3s. Like, I suspect, a lot of people, I’m often overconfident that nothing really serious will go wrong. Not that losing my collection of MP3s would have qualified as a catastrophe – my daughter’s fiancé buried his mother on Monday, which puts things in perspective.

But still, it seems far too easy to go through life as if with blinders on, taking only those precautions that don’t interfere too much with the day to day business of getting on with it. I tell myself that I’ll do things differently this year, but I wonder if I’ll actually get around to it. In the mean time, there’s a room or two to paint, DAT tapes to be restored and converted to DVD, refinancing paperwork to be processed, classes to be prepared, insurance companies to be fought with, piles of books to be read and/or shelved, all kinds of things to be written, and – Lord knows – much to be prayed about, and people to care for. It’s good to start somewhere…