By some amazing miracle, though saturated with my favorite magic elixir, (coffee), my hard drive and all the documents, stories, pictures, memories, ideas – you know… my EVERYTHING – survived the ordeal. Thanks to a member of the Geeks-On-Call, it is now sitting comfortably, encased in a protective hard shell, and wired in to the computer I have been fortunate enough to borrow.
Oh yes, I wept for relief.
Now begins the dubious task of backing everything up… in multiple places. And I look at the vacant shell of my cherished laptop and feel I should say a few words. It served me well, and brought me through times of incredible hardship and turmoil. It has been my friend, my companion and my lap-warmer for years. And though it was my original thought to use it as a coaster, I will take the advice of the Geek Squad member, and put it up on eBay for parts.