Wednesday night my laptop crashed, and I haven't backed up my data. Not for a long time.
I won't bore you with all the important stuff that means I may have lost. It was a new-ish laptop. I never thought about it crashing.
Thoughtless, reckless, naive. Yes, all of these. I took my beautiful laptop for granted.
The tech guys all made concerned, then very concerned, noises when I told them what happened. There was a screen, a black screen, with these words: We're sorry for the inconvenience, but Windows did not start properly. After that, there were six options for rebooting, all of which returned me to the same black screen. My computer itself made pathetic humming and ticking noises as it tried to reboot.
I feel like I have no hands.