I am writing this with tears in my eyes.
What I thought was just some temporary downtime on the server has resulted in permanent database failure. I’m still waiting on the official response from the hosting company but I’ve been told by tech support that all data has been lost. ALL DATA!! I was in shock for about an hour. I cried so hard my husband thought someone died. I never realized how emotionally attached I was to the site and all of you. I think I went through my own accelerated mourning process. First I was in shock then disbelief, “no way, there has to be a back up”, then I felt broken as if all hope was lost. I actually said to my husband “It’s over”. You all trusted me and signed up for the blogs and the boards. All of that is gone! Our community is GONE! I’m actually still nodding my head in disbelief. I’m really not sure what to do right now. When I think about it, all your blogs, and our great support on the message boards, I actually get physically sick.
Now I have hope. I’m coming up with the best and safest way to rebuild. It will be tough but I need to do it!
As soon as I hear anything from the hosting company I will let you know. I don’t even know where to begin apologizing for all of the hard work on your blogs and the support you provided me.