My laptop’s hard drive has bit the dust. Technically, it’s lost itself. “Hard drive not found” is the error message of the last few days.

Now my “technical consultant” and I need to figure out what the right new machine is, order it, wait for it, then reload it with all of my favorite pieces of software. This could take a while. Less, though, if I keep squatting on his computer…

It’s really too bad.  There are pictures of quilts that I’ve made and given away that don’t exist anywhere else.  Original copies of guild newsletters.  Pattern drafts.  EQ files.  BACK UP YOUR HARD DRIVE…even if the technical expert doesn’t.