Yesterday the laptop I use for the church started making some weird sounds. It didn't take too long to realize that the hard drive crashed. Needless to say, being a big dufus, I don't have many of the files saved anywhere else.
Dell was real good when I chat-ed online with them. A new hard drive is on the way. They also said my only hope for my files is to take the computer to one of those computer repair places that does file recovery. That's where it is now. They may be able to get some of the files - or nothing.
I'm surprised that I haven't freaked out over this. I mean, I've probably lost years of stuff. Maybe I will get good news later in the day. But if the new isn't good, I guess I just keep moving on. It will mean recreating some things that I've already done, but that's part of life.
By the way, I've already purchased an external hard drive, so this kind of thing won't be so devastating if it happens again. I dropped it by the computer place in hopes that they would be putting my old files on it.
I hope your day is better!