Disaster Averted

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Success!

If you follow the blog, you know that I recently went through a terrible computer crash and lost some writing that was really important to me.

I tried everything I could to bring my computer back online and boot it, but nothing worked. I finally bought a hard drive enclosure, removed the hard drive from my Mac, plugged it into the enclosure and connected it to a working Mac.

The blue light came on!

As I plugged the hard drive into the USB port of the other Mac, it showed up as a disk drive. I was able to get almost everything I needed off of the laptop’s drive and onto an 8GB USB key.

I was shocked that I actually had that much to transfer over. I left behind some videos, some voiceover files and other files that if deleted, won’t mean the end of the world.

As soon as everything transferred, I made more back-ups of the files on the USB key by sending them to myself in Gmail.

Then, I finished rehearsal.

After rehearsal I took a run. I’ve been trying to get back into a more healthy routine and when I’ve been running lately it’s been more like run/walking/hobbling. But after getting all the data I needed, I ran for the full half-hour without stopping to walk. It felt good.

The moon was huge in the evening sky over Delaware. I tried to take a photo, but a camera lens doesn’t quite see the way our eyes do, so this photo doesn’t do it justice.

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What a day. I rehearsed a play, saved my data, went for a run, helped my oldest son with an issue he’s dealing with, and spoke with my wife and youngest son on Facetime. The only thing that could have made it better would have been to have my whole family here with me.

Now I can happily get back to work on my one person show about my dismal days on a big Broadway tour. It’s tough work because it brings up a lot of unpleasantness, but it’s important because I want to tell this story all at one time instead of in bits and pieces as I have over the past few years.

When it’s up and running in New York, I’ll let everyone know. I will probably workshop it a few times upstate before producing it fully in the city.

Thank you for all the kind words from everyone who reached out! Make sure you are backing up your stories! They truly are the wildest things.

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