So here is what I lost:
- All my software. And in reloading things I'm finding that most of my versions were so old, I can't even reinstall and will have to upgrade.
- All my bookmarks. Ugh.
- All my old email. That includes folders and folders and folders of family and friend history. I thought it would be backed up but it is not.
- All my old email ADDRESSES. That probably means YOUR email address, too. I may never get back in touch with all those people now. This really breaks my heart. Please, I'm begging you, if you are reading this, please drop me a line so I'll have your address back.
- All my bookmarks. All of them. I have years and years of bookmarks that are gone.
- All my saved passwords. All my financial website passwords are nuked; my eBay userIDs that I don't use very often; my various email addys which I couldn't check even by webmail from my work 'puter because I did not have the passwords.
- There is also some stuff that I hope is still on the backup server, like all the family photos I still had on my hard drive and a couple thousand fonts I had bought a couple of years ago, but hopefully they can be recovered.
It could be much worse, and I sure hope I have learned my lesson not to be quite so dependent upon a computer. (Probably not.)
One good thing is that I found a deal on Quickbooks Pro: Amazon has it on sale right now for about $160 with free shipping, and then if you apply coupon code BYAPSEGV, you get another twenty bucks off. It retails for $200, so that's really good. I'm thinking of upgrading the church's Quicken (even older than my Quickbooks) with this one.