My personal laptop died last night..instantly. It seems that nothing is recoverable from the drive.
My last backup was just before I left Switzerland, so I have most of those photos/videos/music/files from before that time.
The biggest deal is that (at least) I’ve lost all of my contacts, financial records, and all of my wycliffe email since the start of 2009. I’ve probably lost most of my recent Cameroon Photos and the last weeks of Switzerland. Other than those things, we will see what backups hold. I will never know everything I lost.
This is a huge stress on me, and I will need to buy a replacement drive (not easy here, prolly have to ship it) and/or a computer depending on what caused the problem. I don’t have the funds to do this right now as I’m recovering from French study expenses and trying to save money to see my parents in Israel.
God’s working in this, but I don’t know why or how or to what end. Things, crutches, and people have been falling away ever since I arrived. It hurts, but it’s probably good for me.