Just picked up my new computer yesterday and I'm on the road to recovery (haha). Over the last couple of days, it felt really strange not having a computer AND not being able to do the things I normally take for granted (like surfing the net and reading blogs).
Now comes the hard part. My hard drive failed and I lost photos that would have made up about 40 posts or so. So what do I do now? There are three things that I'm considering:
1. Try to recover the files myself, using Easy Recovery Pro (which I already have),
2. send my hard drive off to a specialist and pay them to recover my files, or
3. leave everything as is and start anew.
I'm more inclined to choose option 3 and just chalk it all up to an unfortunate situation (besides, it's the new year right?). I'm going to enjoy the rest of New Years' Day before responding to all of your comments and your e-mails, and before finishing the posts that were started before this happened.
Thank you all for sticking with me.