I’m Grieving

Allow me to vent.

My laptop crashed this afternoon. Hard drive is gone.

So are…

all my documents from this semester of school.
all of my firefox bookmarks— compiled over *years* worth of time
my research articles that I just downloaded not too long ago
parts of my family documents.
I can’t think about anything else. It’s too painful.

I did backup on August 6th, so that’s good.
But it’s September 27th.

Not sure what we’ll do at this point. I’m sharing Jake’s desktop until we find a solution.

Here are our options so far:
1. Buy a new hard drive online (the TigerTech guy said that we can probably get one online for about $80). Then, we’d have to insert it ourselves, or maybe have them do it. My laptop also doesn’t have a working cd/dvd drive, so that’s a purchase we’d need to do as well. In addition, it got dropped a month or so ago, so it makes a funny clicking sound when I open and close it. This option would be to replace those above two items and pray the funny clicking sound is only cosmetic.

2. Buy a used laptop and just try to sell my old one to someone for a hundred dollars or so…taking the parts that they want/need. In case that clicking sound would make something else break after we spend a few hundred dollars replacing the broken items.

3. Buy a new laptop. This is looking like the the most unlikely. In fact, I don’t think this is even an option.

Sigh. I’m sad. Maybe unreasonably sad. In fact, it breaking made me seriously consider quitting online classes. Probably a little overboard, but was feeling that way nonetheless.

It was just so … comfortable. It was my home away from home. I could take it with me wherever and work on whatever. It was all organized *just so*.

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