Fast forward to Saturday, I pass the pictures from my camera to my hard drive, I go out for a few hours, and when I come back home ready to edit the pics and send them to Jose Ignacio, bam, nothing. The hard drive had not copied the pictures, and for my luck I had deleted the pictures in the SD card. One small panic attack later, I look for the pictures everywhere, in my computer, in my every folder of my hard drive. Nothing. Super embarrased, almost scared, I contact Jose Ignacio and tell him that I had lost everything. His reaction: Damn.
Trying to be as proactive as possible, I look for my driver so that he can take me to Graña y Montero to at least take those pictures again. To my luck again, he had already left. The prototype needed to be in by 3:20 pm on Monday. I started contacting Allegra to see if she could please arrange another meeting with Decor Center for Monday.
I started looking for answers on the internet, ways of recovering lost files. I found different programs, chose one, and downloaded the trial. The trial basically connected to the SD card and searched it all over to see if it could recover any lost files and then it gave you a preview of the files they had found, but to actually recover the files you had to pay for the program. I booted the trial, took about 3 hours searching up and down my SD card. When I came to see the previews, it couldn't show me the last few pictures that it recovered, because they were more than 10 mb and they couldn't preview files that big. I was about 99% sure that those were the files, because they were raw format, just like the pictures I had taken on Friday.
I call my parents, who were both all day school hunting in Mexico, and tell them the whole story. Eventually they agree to pay for the program, while I am here praying to god that those files are actually the pictures. The confirmation code comes, I put it in the program, I download the files, and...
they WERE the pictures!
Breath in, breath out, finally all the tension is gone. If there is anything that I can learn from this is: never trust technology, check two, three or four times before deleting anything. Seriously this all could have been avoided with one extra glance.