So far things are not looking good for the drive. Super thank you for all the positive energy. Now I'm just hoping we can save SOMETHING from the disc.
For those that commented yesterday, yes, this WAS the external hard drive I used for backing up my files, but I also used it to hold ALL of my videos because they take up so much space.
Stupid? Yes. Now I'll be backing up on 2 external drives from now on.
If we can't get the information back, I will need to retake all the videos from day 41 to day 100. Yes, I could download them from YouTube, but the quality wouldn't be good enough to make a DVD out of it.
I also like to re-edit the videos for the DVDs, make the longer and more detailed with information. It looks like if I can't get the files back, I'll be quilting long and hard this spring.
Unfortunately this kind of repair isn't cheap so it's looking like Symposium might be out for this year. Josh and I really weren't expecting this kind of expense right now, but hey, that's life right?
The worst part of all of it is I've caught a real monster of a flu right in the middle of all of this. So please, please pardon me for today while I go back to bed.
I promise the project will be back to normal next week, but for today, I just need rest, comfort, and a dark, quiet room.
You go quilt!