This is not good. As I’ve said digital is not cheap especially if its in your line of work. Recently i bought 2 pcs of 16GB CF cards, Its a Sandisk Extreme III compact flash cards capable of writing 30mb/s. This is in conjunction with my new venture in HD video recording with the Canon 5D Mark II. I now have a total of 64GB memory that I spread to all of my three camera bags for emergency.
BTW I still have those 256MB cards at home just for keeps 😉