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(Late) Spring Cleaning

Today, I shredded two hard drives.  The car dealer where I bought my (new to me) car in October was having a "shredding event" this morning so I hauled my things over.

One hard drive was from the laptop I'd used through grad school--the one my mom had bought for me, which was a total "I believe in you!" gesture for which I always will be grateful.  (I know, why had I been keeping it since 2011? I did not know how to dispose of it without someone trying to pick data off the drive!)

The other hard drive was actually a little older.  It was inside the iMac.  Yeah, that has been sitting on my desk and not turned on since I'd moved into the apartment.  Part writer's block, part lingering fear of what happened last time I'd turned on the iMac (fizzle, dead).  I hadn't covered it so it was full of dust, anyway.  Dust kills the moving parts in computers, I've been told.  

I used it exclusively for writing.  All my writing was saved on there, but I have…

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