They say that terrible things happen in three’s. If that is true, then I should be all topped up for a while.
About a month ago, my hosting account was hacked. While it would of been simple if I had only this one website, I actually have several. I am pretty well versed in technology, but dealing with this was way over my head. So, my host provider suspended my account and directed me to a company that could clean it up for me.
After painstakingly going through each domain, I decided which ones I wanted to keep, which ones I had to say goodbye to, and which projects were in just the beginning stages and could be easily done over.
After paying this company to scan and clean up over 5000 malware from the websites I kept, I finally got the clean bill of health from my hosting account and was re-instated. But, the fun didn’t end there. What a mess.
Still have no idea why I was hacked, and what the hackers could of possibly gained from this – but my theory is that the companies that are there to take your money to clean it up after are the ones doing the hacking. It was a headache for sure.
And then? …
The hard drive in my big shiny iMac also died. I knew there was something wrong, and wanted to make sure all 750gb of my files were backed up offsite before I started to really do some investigating. The computer still worked, but at a snails pace. It took 2.5 months to get the majority of my stuff backed up, and then I got impatient and picked up an external hard drive to do the rest (which took less than an hour … why I didn’t start with this, I’m not sure). When I went to update the operating system, my computer informed me that the hard drive was damaged beyond repair – Man, was I thankful I had everything backed up (and really relieved that it didn’t die before or during the backup).
Off to the store to spend $$ on a new hard drive, and Dr. Husband pulled out his reference material (aka, YouTube) to do some surgery. I had to hide when he was pulling 27″ of glass off the front, but he got it done and now I’m rocking a 2TB hard drive, instead of 1TB, and everything is back where it should be.
What’s the third terrible thing?
My dryer died.
Not very exciting, but just icing on the cake.
So. Now I’m back, and you can see all my recipes again :)) I promise I’ll start posting regularly as soon as possible. If you see anything that is missing or out of place, please let me know – I still have a few things to put back where they belong.