Saturday, February 21, 2009

A hard lesson to learn

So a few of you remember the night before my wedding-I was kind of a mess.  I had been working non-stop on this cute DVD of Derek and I's baby pictures (you know the standard reception ones)  I had scanned all the pictures and put it all together myself-I was quite proud.  It looked great on my computer.  It was going to be used for the luncheon and the reception.

So I had it done like 2 weeks early and didn't think twice about waiting to burn it.  So around midnight the night before the wedding I put the DVD in and waited for it to burn, well much to my dismay (I hadn't ever used my DVD burner) I got an error message after waiting the 45 minutes or so.  So I tried again...same error.  It would take the time to burn it and go through the process but said error open completion and it was no good.  

So at this point I am stressed to the max-taking it out on my poor dear brides-maids and soon to be husband. Who were all quite patient with me that night-thank you all! I was quite crabby! NO ONE could figure it all out.    Well we ended up getting little if any sleep.  Anyone who knows me well knows sleep is very important to me-my best friends had an interference plan for how they were going to handle it when I got ornery at the wedding.  Which I am please to report didn't happen-even without sleep I was a delightful bride.  

Anywhoodle, the other day I was doing a few things and figured it all out!  Can you believe it-a year and half later!  Well it was all in the type of DVD I was trying to burn it to, I had purchased DVD ram and I needed DVD-R.  I had mixed emotions when I figured it out, I was peeved that I was that stupid and all the stress could have been avoided, and delighted because now I can at least take it off my computer and have a copy in my home.  So anyone need a DVD? Cause I now know how to use my computer!

4 comments:

Steve & Sam Wayment said...

Ahhh yes -- I remember it well! Quite the memorable night, eh?! But you are right -- you were a delightful bride -- we were all pleasantly SHOCKED, considering your lack of sleep! :D hehe! I am glad you figured it out though -- we should have had Steve there, he probably could've figured it out in 2 seconds -- too bad none of the computer-genius has rubbed off on me! A wedding just isn't a real wedding unless SOMETHING goes wrong, though -- it's a mark of good luck to have something go wrong. Ok, I just made that up, but it makes you feel better ;) (remember, my video didn't work either when Steve went to burn it -- we didn't have one to show at all! at least you got yours to play from the laptop!) :D

Shawn and Tasha said...

Oh man, that would have been horrible!! That is totally something I would have done and Shawn would have taken 2 seconds to show me how easy it COULD have been.:) Sounds like everything worked itself out though.:) All the pictures I saw were gorgeous!!!

Pamela said...

ah sweetie, I feel so bad that happened to you. I added to the stress when I got there and wasn't sure about how the hair was going within the time frame. But it all was beautiful and you were a happy bride.... I'd still like to see it!

Pamela said...

The video I mean.....