It was Christmas Eve evening, my appetizers had been plated. The boys were running around my parents house in church clothes. Thankfully Horton Hears a Who was on instead of A Christmas Story. The Husband was finishing wrapping his white elephant gift. My dad played with Aidan, and my mom was putting on the last minute touches on her outfit.
And I found myself with nothing to do, the first time in days. So I picked up The Flip. I noticed The Husband hadn’t cleaned the memory after he made a cool Christmas video card. I did the natural thing; I deleted all the footage to make sure we had plenty of room for Christmas Eve and Christmas (because I would totally forget later if I didn’t do it right then). A full two hours of memory was ready and waiting for special Christmas memories. Ah, memories.
The Husband: Ok, finished wrapping. Anything else you need done?
Me: Nope. We’re good. Hey, you didn’t clean the memory off the Flip.
The Husband: Yeah, I didn’t save it on the computer yet.
WHAT?! An hour of family memories and Disneyland footage gone?! WHAT?! What have I done?! And why didn’t he save it all when he was editing?!
Me: (Probably with a look of pure horror on my face) You didn’t save it on the computer yet? (pause) But you made that video. You were messing with clips.
The Husband: I was working it off of the camera. I didn’t have a lot of time.
The Husband: What?
Me: I erased it. I erased the whole memory.
The Husband: You did what?!
Me: I deleted everything to make room for Christmas memories. I assumed you would have saved everything when you made the video card.
The Husband: I guess you should have asked before you erased it all.
Me: I was about to. But then I thought “Of course, he saved it. What a stupid question?” I suck. God, that sucks so bad.
The Husband: Well, at least all the good stuff is saved on the computer already.
Me: We have that. And I guess that means we need to go back to Disneyland to record it all over again.
The Husband: Guess so. Um, can I have that before you do any more damage?
I handed it over before the thing randomly exploded. No one trust me with technology.