Well, the writing was on the wall with my laptop. It was acting real slow and locking up. I got scared about a week ago and backed up the whole system (which I don't do enough). Today is the day it decided to shut down and fail to boot. Luckily it was still under our 3 year warranty so HP is shipping me a new HD, but of course it will take some time to get her back up to speed. I will try to keep blog posting while she is down and out (borrowing my work laptop for the night) but I may not have everything working properly for a little while. I'm pretty sad. I have never had a HD crash on me yet.