I always have personal doubts about my participation in that site, even now. I'm not sure I really have the photographic skills or a thick enough skin to hang around there. Yet I still submit pictures. I don't know why. If you want to know about Weekly Shot just read this. But I'm still happy to have my first featured photo and a little sad because this is one of the photos where I lost the full file with the computer crash.
As for computer news? I talked to the technician yesterday. He said it is definitely the hard drive (which I knew, but was hoping there was nothing ELSE). He said there were about 14 separate failing sections and he was highly doubtful that any of my data could be retrieved. I told him that I had pretty much made my peace with that. So I'll have it back tomorrow! Then it will be a few hours of updating and a few days of trying to get my bookmarks and settings back. Total cost? $209. SO much better than the cost of a new computer and that includes a new 80 GB hard drive and labor. Yay!