Wiped Clean - 04/28/14
Well, my worst fear was realized today. I've lost my entire calendar. I don't know if I'm coming, going or already been there.
Several years ago, I started putting my commitments and appointments in my Iphone calendar. Friends kept telling me to sync it up with the Outlook calendar on my computer, but I never did. I've also heard the warning about backing it up to Itunes which I also never did. My calendar is not on ICloud either.. I've checked.
Here's how it all started. I was due for an Iphone upgrade, so today I popped into Verizon and picked up one. Once they transferred all my contacts and calendar to my new Iphone, I asked them to wipe the old phone clean. You see, I wanted to try something I've recommended in several 'Saving You Money' reports. I wanted to sell my old Iphone. There's a huge aftermarket for Iphones, so I was planning to sell my old one to Usell.com or Gazelle.com. Here's a link to one of those stories I did on the resale topic. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XKZBUsuY618
I did a quick check of my contacts once the transfer of data was complete. Yep, they're all there. Then a quick glance at my calendar. The days were populated with little dots. So, I thought everything was there. What I didn't realize is those little dots are nothing more than national holidays and friend/family birthdays. Every other commitment or appointment I have for this year is GONE. These important things didn't make the transfer. The guy says, "Are you ready for me to 'wipe' your old phone?" "Sure," as I gave him the green light.
Hours later, I opened my calendar to look at my tomorrow. Upon inspecting it more closely, I discovered there's lots of missing stuff. Now, I've never been one to back out of a commitment. No Show... I am not! If I say I'm going to be there, I will crawl there if I have to. So, what concerns me most of all with this calendar chaos is my ability to be where I say I'm going to be and do what I've committed to do.
It's called follow through and right now.... unfortunately, mine is wiped squeaky clean. #Yikes