This morning I was chatting online with Aaron about my wip, he gave me a great tip for a way to fix the plot hole I'd stumbled into, when suddenly BLAMMO! The power went out. This happens frequently so I wasn't surprised, and the power came on pretty quickly. First the fan, then the modem and the phone, then Ibis' computer. But mine? Nothing.
I pushed the button. Nothing.
Ibis suggested I wait a bit, for what I'm not sure, but it sounded reasonable to me. I showered and got ready for the day, then came back to the computer.
About this time nausea was taking over. I mentally ran through the things I would lose if my computer was gone forever and some freelance work was the only item I came up with. Sucky, but not the end of the world. I'd just burned cds of all my pictures, and I always back up my writing, so that was safe.
Half an hour later Ibis had my computer flipped over and was searching for a reset button (there doesn't appear to be one). I was already thinking of the new computer I'd have to buy - laptop or desktop - when I heard the glorious orchestral opening that Macs make when they boot up.
"What did you do? How did you fix it?"
He pressed the button for a really long time. Voila!
So, this is a long-winded way to remind you, via Public Service Announcement, to BACK UP your work!