Why?  This is going to go down in the records as the week from HELL.  I think my internal hard drive on my Powerbook has just died.  I have saved my stuff, but probably not in the last few weeks.  I have no idea how much it is going to cost to replace it and more importantly whether I'm going to be able to get my stuff off the hard drive.  If its lost completely I'm going to cry.

UPDATE:  It's 11:30 now and I have to go to bed.  The news does not look good.  I tried to get to the information on the disk using the firewire target disk mode, but the iMac couldn't read the information.  I think I'd be ok letting the drive go if I was recently backed up (of course the lament of all failing hard drive owners).  I seem to remember backing up over the holidays, but I'm not sure and frankly I don't have the courage to look right now.  I had so many pictures already processed and ready to go.  I can't believe I have lost all of that.  I'm kind of numb.  Plus, where am I going to get the money for a new... whatever the hell I'm going to need.  Hard drive?  Laptop? I guess I could operate from the iMac, but not for long.  It was purchased in 2000.  Of course it did start up today like a trooper.  I'm so glad I lugged it around all these years.

And I guess I have to admit I'm thankful for this PC which will let me be mobile.  My heart aches for my PowerBook.  I am going to go into the Apple Store tomorrow after work and get the bad news.

To the ResQ

The Neighbor