I'm glad to announce I have a new hard drive AND I found a CD with a back-up of my files from February 2010, so not all is lost. It restored 4237 photographs. Hallelujah. It restored my genealogy, WORD and Excel files (of course without the data I had added in the past year). I'm a happy camper again.
Now if I could get the rest of my life in order, I'd be truly happy.
Miracles do happen. We just have to appreciate the little miracles each day, like the dew on roses.