Here's some advice. Its also an explanation of my blog hiatus.
Back up your hard drive. Especially you pictures. If you have a to-do list that is daunting and ugly and backing up the hard drive seems like the least of your worries, put it at the top of the list. Today. NOW!!!! GO!!!!!
While I'm waiting for 2008-2012 to be returned to me from the specialist that was able to save them for the itty bitty teeny tiny price of $950, I shall leave you with a sign that describes me in a nutshell: