I awoke this morning to find that my hard drive on my laptop was dead. No warning, as a matter of fact I checked it the other day and it was fine. DH (a computer guy) tried for hours to try and recover anything from it. A no go. I lost everything. (I did originally have everything on my thumb drive as back up, but had to remove it to use for something else, like saving all of my fathers things from his fading hard drive). So irreplaceable pics and videos(babies to weddings), documents, letters from my deceased mother. My work, legal documents, and school records for the kids. My ordination information and certification. All chicken records, addresses and contacts. My brother's service pics and letters, my oldest son's pics and letters, family geneology with really old pics. You name it- its gone. I just remember more and more things that were on there and I feel worse. Basically the last 10+ years and more of our life is wiped-out. Amazing how much we rely on technology for our lives now. My heart is just sinking, I know sounds petty in comparison to everything else going on in the world, and problems other people are having and face everyday. It's still a horrible feeling to have everything destroyed or in this case wiped out. And there is no way to be able to purchase a new one. This has just been the topper for a really stinky week.