And then, this morning at work, the drive that holds 10 Gb worth of the files I've been working on for the better part of a year failed. Click. Click. Click. Like it had its little turn signal on. My hope is that I can recover that data quickly. If not, things get ugly, complicated and expensive.
This is not the end of the world. I told my boss and he neither yelled nor threw things. He didn't even stop smiling. It's just so frustrating. The real irony is that YESTERDAY, I asked our IT dept. if there was somewhere on the network I could back these files up because my computer was due to be migrated to XP. If they had just gotten back to me yesterday, this would have been a nonissue. Grrrrrr.