The past five days have been swallowed by the fun (snark) process of setting up a new computer (and a new printer when I realized my old workhorse was no longer supported by anyone) and loading and sorting data from my woefully out-of-date backups.
According to the Rent-a-Nerd guy, they were able to recover about 25/26 of my data, although I've yet to load it on my new computer to see exactly what was lost and how it compares to my old backed up files. The good news (and there is some!) is that I do have the first 140 pages of Sebastian Book #11 printed out, so while I may need to retype it if it isn't part of that 25/26, it isn't completely lost.
As you can see from the photo, I now have an external hard drive permanently hooked up and set to back up every hour. I feel like I'm closing the barn door after all the horses are gone, but better late than never, right? I'm also looking into someplace in the Cloud to back up to as well (suggestions are welcome).
The funny thing is, I used to be fairly good about backing up. But somehow in the past year I let it slide--along with everything else. Lesson learned.
Oh, and you can also see my new mouse pad! He doesn't look like my vision of Sebastian, but I do love that cover.