I like to think I am a fairly intelligent person, but sometimes I do such stupid things that it amazes me. Earlier this evening, in a quest to make my computer run a little faster than molasses (even though I have broadband cable access, it is slowing down at an alarming rate). My daughter suggested I get rid of any material I didn't need, so I started with photos. I discovered that Picasa had made a folder in my web albums for my old blog and the current one. I figured since those photos were already in the blog, I could easily delete them from that album. Well, it was easy, but it was also stupid, because I didn't notice an important message until I had deleted about half of the photos: when you delete photos from that folder, you are also deleting them from the blog posts.
Now I know it was my fault for not reading the message window all the way through, but I wish that Picasa had printed that message in RED letters!!
So, for those of you who came to the last post before I deleted those pics - you got to see Mr. kenju's portrait. Those who came after I deleted them get the dreaded red X. How dumb was that??!! I could restore some of them, I guess, but it would take weeks to locate and scan them again.....soooooooo.....I've learned my lesson. I will no longer delete anything before first making certain it doesn't wipe out everything!
Edit: I got it back!! I had to restore all the photos in my recycle bin and then upload it to the blog again. I don't know if I'll do all of them, but at least I got this one back where it belongs!