Well...I think something funny is going on in the kidlitosphere! First, it was Kelly Herold's computer that crashed not so long ago. This morning it was my computer. My husband--who is much better with technology than I--just set off for Canada. He left behind one of his laptops, which has no word processing.
I know, I know...I should have backed up all my files--but I didn't! I was planning on getting a brand new computer soon. I guess not soon enough. Michele, don't scold me! I've learned my lesson.
Everyone, keep your fingers crossed that I'll be able to retrieve all my files--especially my children's literature course syllabus and all my poetry manuscripts. I've had luck before when my computer got zapped twice during lightning storms in two successive summers and a wonderful tech at my husband's company retrieved EVERYTHING for me.