Early last week, I opened my laptop to a message that read, "no operating system can be found".
BN has been trying every trick in the book but I may not be able to retrieve my stuff. If that is true, I'll lose all my pictures for about six months - which means Christmas and both boys' birthdays. It means a whole lot of other pictures that I can live without but would rather not.
It means all if my bookmarks. And all of my documents. It means all of the old pictures I recently scanned in. While I can always do that again, it took forever and meant a lot to BN since they were of his family and childhood.
But in the grand scheme of life, it's a small nuisance...although one I wish I didn't have.
I think I finally learned my lesson about backing things up. I'll be doing it in triplicate from now on.