The other day at band practice, something terrible happened. I pulled my PDA out of my purse to make a note of the next practice date and made the tragic discovery that it had somehow reset itself back to factory default. All my information was gone: contacts, calendar, notes, everything.
I have no idea how it happened. I doubt I'd be able to do it on purpose if I wanted to.
If you're thinking, "But fortunately she syncs her PDA to her computer," I'm sad to say that's incorrect. Ever since we did our last Outlook upgrade on my home computer, my pocket PC has refused to sync. That means the PDA had months and months of stuff in it that had never been backed up on my computer. I'd meant to try to figure out the problem, but I really don't use my home machine that much, so it didn't seem all that pressing.
Now I'm trying desperately to remember what information may have been lost. I'm pretty sure I have a dentist's appointment soon, so I need to call the office and find out when it is. I hope I didn't miss it already. Frankly, I'm not 100% sure of the name of my dentist without my PDA to back me up, but I'm sure I can track him down somehow.
What will I do without my massage therapist's new address, that note about what kind of port I like best for when I go to the liquor store, and the reminder that I agreed to bring goodie bag items to my next community board meeting?
I almost overbooked myself this Saturday and the following Saturday because I forgot about a birthday party and a bridal shower on those days. It's as though someone has taken out a vital portion of my brain.
This may be the time for me to switch to a web-based calendar like 30Boxes. But I'd still like my calendar and contacts to be portable. I guess I'll start over again with the PDA and just keep my fingers crossed.