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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 

 

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