I collect our messages from early 2005 until you die in late 2010. I am a terrible archivist, always losing us in time. At first, the technology doesn’t allow for messages to be backed up, so I type them into a word doc on my computer. When my hard-drive fails, I lose the file. I start handwriting them on paper scraps and end up with messages all over the house. I buy a notebook. I lose it. I buy another one. I find the other one.
The phone I got in 2008 has software that lets you back up messages on a computer. I plug my phone in and download the messages. At some point, the files start scrambling. When I open the old messages in the software program, they scramble too. The first thing I notice is the dates are wrong. Hundreds of our messages have the same date and time. We are stuck between seconds.
Date: 4/04/2009 9:48 AM and 9:49 AM