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Don’t cry over spilled milk…or hacked websites!

September 19th, 2007 · 2 Comments

As if my life is not hectic enough.  For those who know me know that I am pretty emotional.  I think about car accidents hours after I witness them.  I make up fake stories in my head about the lives of the people involved.  I know I am crazy but my mind never stops and I am a very caring person. 

Anyway, I have got pretty attached to this website for a number of reasons.  It is about my husband and our life, it is my first website, I spend a lot of time thinking about the content that I want to put on it, I share my deepest feeling on it, and so on.  Okay so this morning I make it a priority to write an update for the website.  I wanted to share with everyone Travis’s progress.  So after I get up, get Tori off to school, empty the dishwasher, do some laundry, take a shower, and write the update I attempt to upload my newest post.  I type www.wonky-eye.com into the address bar on my web browser and my website is gone!!!!

All of the work that I put into the website had vanished.  I refreshed the page hoping that there was some sort of a glitch but that did not work.  I freaked out for a minute.  Then I asked myself what I should do.  The only thing that I could think of was to tell Travis.  To no surprise Travis saved the day.  He got on the phone with our webhost and they had a back up of my files.  While Travis was talking to the webhost figuring out whether or not they had my files backed up a lot ran through my mind.  At first I felt like this was devastating news.

Then I put it all into perspective, if my website was lost was it really the end of the world???  Not really.  Would I trade this website for Travis’s health?  Yes.  Would I give up this website in exchange for us not to be in a car accident? Yes. 

So really in the grand scheme of life it was not worth letting this occurrence ruin my day.  I am thankful for the things that are truly important to me and though I appreciate some of the other things that life has to offer I am not going to let these less significant have a severe negative effect on my life.

Obvioulsy if you are reading this Travis got my website back up.  We have taken extra precautionary measures in hopes that this won’t happen again.  But if it does, Life goes on.  I hope this story helps you to cope with some of your stress.  🙂
 

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