Thursday, April 2, 2009

April Fools Nightmare

Yesterday was quite the day for us, and almost all in a bad way.

Christine had her first gallbladder attack since February 2008. At that time she was in her first trimester with Danielle's pregnancy. In 2008 we were considering surgery to remove the gallbladder, but because Christine was pregnant we pushed it off since there would have been a small risk to Danielle. Now the attacks appear to be back, and she was in pain for a couple of hours yesterday in addition to being sore for a few more hours afterwards. We are still trying to figure out our plan of attach, but right now a schedule removal surgery without being in the emergency room is what we are hoping for.

Tuesday night a nasty virus attached the computer (Not the one that was on the news though), which I was unable to remove or stop from spreading and corrupting much of Windows XP. In order to fix the computer I spent yesterday at home, which worked as a blessing in disguise when Christine had her attack. I copied new pictures from the computer's hard drive so that they would not be lost when I completely reformatted the hard drive with a clean install in order to wipe away the virus with a clean slate. Luckily I had backed up to a removable external hard drive just a month ago so there were not that many new pictures to copy. After reformatting the hard drive and a clean install last night the computer appears to be clean without the virus. I have almost everything back on the computer, but there are still have a few programs missing with needed installations left.

We purchased another lens yesterday also, in the midst of everything else. Christine will be taking wedding pictures for Derek and Kali this summer and there are a few camera related pieces that we would like for their wedding. We were able to get our camera sensor's cleaned last weekend, and would like to get a few lighting pieces for their wedding in addition to this lens. The Sigma 10-20mm lens works on our Nikon cameras and is an wide-angled lens, which ends up distorting the edges of the pictures more than with a portrait lens. You can see what I mean about distortion with the picture of Michaela below. She was only about 3 inches away from the camera when I took the picture.

After a bad day though, the next day is almost always a good one!!

1 comment:

Aubrey said...

Sorry to hear of all your mishaps!! I'm glad Christine will get relief through surgery as much of a hurdle that will be. LOVE the new pics on Picasa!!!! Gosh you guys make adorable girls. And Christine, you're fabulous with the camera!