Monday, August 22, 2016

Missing Memories


Merci:  2015 was a year of injuries, sadness and blessings for us.  In February Jan flew solo across the room and crashed, leaving her with multiple injuries, including a bad head injury and two black eyes. 


Percy:  In March Cameron died, was buried, dug up by a coyote during the night, his body retrieved and re-buried.

Merci:  Jan dug up the dog pen to plant grass that didn't grow.


Taylor:   I barely had opportunity to get to know Sam.  I arrived in mid-November.  He had a stroke in early December and died January 5, 2016. 

Percy:  It was a painful, sad year that Jan doesn't want to repeat.  She survived and we lost two of our furry brothers.  Our old posts are sometimes sprinkled with fairy dust but they are also a diary of sorts.  Memories.

Merci:  We don't know if anyone has noticed yet, but all of our 2015 photos have been missing from our blog for a month or two.  There are no photos from our 2015 album in any posts they were used in, whether in 2015 or 2016.  Ever since Google switched our blog photo albums from Picasa to Google Archives.

Percy:  Please don't tell us not to worry, they're not lost, they're somewhere.  We know they aren't lost!  We know where they are.  What we can not do is see them on the blog - because of a setting which we can not access because Picasa no longer exists and there is no way to change the setting.  All the other albums have a different setting and are fine.

Taylor:  Jan had contact with someone in a forum that was going to pass the problem up to Google.  We don't know if we reached the end of the line with this, or if our problem is stalled in line with many others.  We do know Google has no end of Bloggers needing some kind of help.

Merci:  And there may be nothing that can be done!  We can only wait.  And pray for help to resolve this.  We have so many memories in our 2015 blog posts.

Percy:  Jan thought of trying to reinsert pictures into the old posts but re-posting stories for a year would not only be a monumental task, getting the right pictures in the correct places would be nearly impossible.

Taylor:  We had no idea we would not be able to make changes to our Google Photos settings, or that the Archives would be managed by GP settings, so we have been very discouraged about this whole situation.  We seriously considered closing the blog when we first saw all those blank photo holders.

Merci:  Here is one of our 2015 posts (Surprising Update on Cameron).  Notice the missing photos.  

Percy:  There are crucial, life-changing events happening in the world - for example, the catastrophic flooding and rescue efforts in Louisiana - so we feel a bit selfish desiring a solution to what is, in comparison, a minor problem.

Taylor:  Still, we pray for a positive outcome.  And for the people of Louisiana.

24 comments:

  1. I know I'd be devastated if that happened to my photos. I wish you the best of luck in getting it resolved with Google.

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  2. OH what a terrible thing. I guess mine are missing too and I just didn't know it.

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  3. Hari OM
    Deary me Farmers... I can imagine the wailing and gnashing of teeth, as I have been there and done that with webbles stuffs too!!! Pawhaps this is a place for Jan to look? In fact, there are so many forums sometimes even those need to be searched fully. It can be a minefield. here is one with several helpful links which may be of assistance (if not already found). Likewise, this one has a responder (Rinus) who gives helpful links. I suspect the album archive may be the hiding place... Take Jan outside for a bit of fresh air, a few deep breaths and then sit her down to read through some of these to see if things become clear again! Hugs and wags, YAM-aunty xxx

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  4. Oh dear Funny Farmers, I'd better go check our blog fur missing pics... we hope mew find yours soon.

    Purrs

    Basil & CO xox

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  5. We know how hard 2015 was for all of you. We hope Google can repair this devastating damage. We are going to have to check our posts too to see if we are missing photos.

    Woos - Ciara and Lightning

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  6. I am so sorry for you. I hope Google will find your pictures soon. I really hope 2016 is a better year for you. Please keep posting.
    Kelly

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  7. Your memories are just as precious to you as to those affected by the Louisiana floods. We just realized last week that Picasa has been shut down. As you can tell it's been awhile since I tried to upload any photos. But I had already set up the Google photos and my photos went in their when they first set that up way back when ... it was a long time ago. I didn't ever realize Google was shutting down Picasa. Why can't they leave stuff alone? Makes one wonder about blogger. We are sorry all of this caused you to bring back all those painful memories.

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  8. After such a sad year it is awful to lose so many photos and memories.

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  9. I'm so sorry. That has to be devastating.

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  10. I am so sorry Jan that this has happened to you, I would be very upset also, I have also noticed weird things happening in my picture albums but no lose of pictures. I know those pictures are a comfort to you, and we hope you get them back very soon. stella rose and momma

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  11. Best of luck getting your photos back!
    I also hope that 2016 is a wonderful year for y'all ... after last year, you deserve a extra good one.

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  12. I wish I could offer helpful suggestions. I wasn't following your blog yet when Jan soloed and Cameron died, but I mourned Sam with you all. Yes, even sad memories are important. Prayers that someone can help and that this year is going better.

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  13. So sorry your photos are not available, hope Google geeks can solve this one for you so you don't lose those photos!

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  14. You have had a very bad year and then it's topped off by losing so many dear pictures. now you have me wondering if any of ours disappeared. Guess i'd better to go check on that.

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  15. Oh how awful!!! We know what its like to lose photos - mom's pc crashed last year and she lost all the photos on it. In fact the only ones we have are the ones she posted on LadyBird's blog. She copied them all to the pc again and now regularly backs them up. We are so sad for you - and hope those Google geeks can find your photos for you.

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  16. When you lose your memories, it is catastrophic to you. It is all in perspective and it was a hell of a year so you are allowed to be UPSET! I am sorry, wish I could help, but I am an idiot when it comes to these things.

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  17. Oh no! We don't blame you for being so upset. We hope Google can help get the photos back.

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  18. We sure hope you can get your photos back on the blog. We hope too, that Jan has copies she can see outside the blog. We know how sad mom bean would be if she lost all her photos of us.

    Have a great week efurrybody!
    Sasha, Sami, & Saku

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  19. First, thank you for your prayers. The people of our state have certainly had more than our share of flooding this year. We had it in our in our area up north this spring and now the devastation in the south. It is so sad but we are southern strong. LOL! Now we send you our apologies for the missing photos. I hope someone can resolve your problem and that the rest of the year is worry-free. ♥

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  20. We hope somehow...somehow you might b able to get your precious memories returned to you.

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  21. I hope you're able to get the picture issue resolved for your blog. I'm sorry that your 2015 was so hard. I wasn't yet following you at that time, but I hope 2016 is far better for you thus far!

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  22. We know it was a very tough year for you, friends, and it seems like adding insult to injury that your photos are MIA. We are sorry, and sure hope they are found soon. Hugs and love to you all.

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  23. hello funny farmers its dennis the vizsla dog hay twenny fifteen wuz a bad yeet in menny ways and we wer not sorry to see it go eether!!! but i am sorry it tuk the links to yore pikchers with it!!! i hope the wizzards at google kan figger it owt after all that is why they hav the big buks rite??? ennyway heer is hoping for a better rest of the yeer for twenny siksteen!!! ok bye

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