Heneghans Abroad

Corrie, Mary, and Mike are living in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico.

Friday, December 11, 2009

Sucks to Reformat

Bummer. Huge bummer.

Not sure how great the pics were on our SD memory card, but we'll never know, as they are gone now. Anybody else have that problem?

It is what it is, no living in the past.

With just a few days left until Christmas break, we wanted to send out a message about our November exploits. Sans pictures.

Speaking of formatting, I'm in no mood to organize paragraphs , so you'll just have to embrace the bullets.
  • Corrie and I have discovered the best thing for our marriage (besides separate laptops): a babysitter every Friday. Inspired by our friends the Picketts, we head out every Friday, 4-10pm. Sounds early, but we pack in a lot, including sunsets, beverages, din-din, etc.
  • Not sure what's more annoying: applying Off! every night (Mary included) to fend off the skeeters that strafe the room every night or the molasses-level progress of our Spanish acquisition.
  • 80 degrees and sunny pretty much every day now. Hauntingly awesome.
  • A Heneghan first: we got a fake tree this year, though surprisingly, they actually have real Christmas trees for sale down here. Best part: Corrie and Mary made all the ornaments. Pretty cool to see Mary's hand shapes all over our tree.
  • One reason I'm able to write this blog tonight: Corrie is out carousing with her friends at Book Club. Apparently, not only can Corrie read--apparently it's like TV?--but she is a scary-fast reader. She's like the W.O.P.R. from "War Games". Corrie heads out with the chicas once a month and "talks about books". We all know what that's code for.
  • Semester one is almost done for me. It's been a fun year so far, as most of my co-workers are only a little bit ass-holey (just kidding, people). Actually, biggest challenge has been adjusting to high school students, AP in particular. Apparently, they take finals. Who knew?
  • With weekly regularity, I have cuts on my legs from our Mexican softball league. We are in the playoffs right now, so you read between the lines.
  • Saw a commercial today for the IU vs. Kentucky basketball game tomorrow. Kinda cool.
  • Biggest Heneghan news since Corrie started regularly cooking family dinners: MARY PEE-PEE'D IN THE POTTY TONIGHT. Nuff said.
We hope you all have a wonderful Christmas. Anna, Catherine, and Bruce, we look forward to seeing you soon. Bruce, I saw a Marlin the other day, and he said, and I quote, "Bruce Conner is a pussy." I can't make this stuff up.

Love to all,

Mike, Corrie, and the Bearcub


  1. Dear Mike, Corrie and Mary,

    I am delighted to read your post with the exception of the news about your photographs. I want you to know that it may not be hopeless. If you have not incinerated or thrown away the flash card, try rescuing it. I have had success with a downloadable app called Photorescue Wizard. Here is a link to the download... http://www.versiontracker.com/dyn/moreinfo/macosx/20313
    This is for Macs. There are other versions for PCs. Do a Google search for it if need be.

    Feel free to contact me if I may help any further. Happily I have only needed to do this once. So, I can not claim to be an expert. Still, I know that one can get to data that was partially corrupted or even cards that are accidentally reformatted.

    I hope this works for you.

    You have a beautiful family and I am enriched to get a glimpse into your scene. The bullet points are fine.

    Happy Advent,