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Preventative Maintenance: Backing Up my Computer


As Ma Ingalls of the Little House on the Prairie books—or perhaps it was Pa or the Wilders—would say.

“A stitch in time saves nine.”


That certainly applies to backing up computers.


I used to back up my computer occasionally, and that worked well.  Now that I have a lot of ebooks and do almost all of my thinking on the computer, from homeschool planning and curriculum reviews to grocery lists and weekly planning templates, a computer crash would be a disaster.   I need to back up more often and more regularly.


For a while I messed around, trying to do partial back ups with a USB stick that was really too small.  Yesterday, my son found me an inexpensive larger one at Walmart, and backing up has suddenly become so easy ! 


Now my old computer will be backed up onto the USB stick weekly, and once a month we will transfer that to a DVD using my son’s nice new computer.  Eventually I will organize all my documents, ebooks, and pictures so that each week I’ll only be backing up the new things, but for now, this is a great first step. 


I am so thankful to have this routine task under control!  Allowing little jobs like this to languish on a ‘to-do’ list is very demoralizing, but conquering them, one at a time, is a blessing.   



  1. proverbsmama says:

    I decided to start another blog, devoted only to the monthly menu planning because I think it will be less confusing to anyone who is searching for help on that specific topic.

    When I get home from work, I will try to find some time to post a link to the new blog so you can easily get to it from my current blog.

  2. Canadagirl says:

    You are soooooooooo smart. I need to do something like that.


    There is a pressing need and prayer request on my cbox, thank you my friend

  3. proverbsmama says:

    I wish I knew more about backing up the computer. Unfortuntely, I know nothing. (And I'm not exaggerating.) insert blushing icon here. 🙂

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