This laptop contains all of my files for my entire Middle School Sight Singing program. I have been working on documenting all of these materials for other teachers to use in their classrooms for 9 months!
Link to my Sight Singing program for Upper Elementary and Middle School Choral Teachers
...a very loud crack...but it opened. I took a breath as I lifted it fully enough to see if the screen was cracked, and it was fine.
Then, I checked to see if the mouse worked.
I continued to check everything out thoroughly, and the computer was functioning, but the screen was hanging on by a thread.
Three weeks and $850 later, it was fixed! Before I could take it in to the computer store to be fixed, I knew that I needed to get all of the materials backed up. In the old days, I used a large, cumbersome object that I had to connect my computer. Very 2002.... It took hours, and the laptop was immobile during that time.
...and good riddance!
After some research, I found Backblaze. For $5 per month, they constantly back up every single one of my files. If I drop my computer again (heaven forbid), I can buy a new computer and have every single item backed up with no problem. All I do is click "Restore"!
The original backup took about 4 days, but I couldn't even tell the backup was occurring other than the fact that there is a tiny little flame at the top right part of my screen. Look for it in this picture:
Once I purchased Backblaze, I got an email confirming my purchase, and the backup began. Once per week, I get an email that tells me the latest about my backup. I click the email and it takes me to the screen above with the details.
I hope I don't drop this laptop again, but if I do, I can rest assured that all of my sight singing products, 250 videos for teachers and blog posts are all protected!