I am currently using a friend's computer while mine is in the shop. Everything was fine on Monday, business as usual. I worked on one of my books, checked email, playing on Facebook. Then I shut the computer down. When I turned it on again a few hours later, I got a blank screen, and it said my desktop had disappeared. I couldn't get into anything. I panicked.
At times like this you've got to trust in God. I was near suicidal for about an hour, wondering what I was going to do if I'd lost everything. Yes, I know you're supposed to copy everything to a backup drive, but I don't. Most of my stuff has been saved, but not everything. If I don't get my computer back, I've lost pictures of my cats when they were kittens, all my formatted books, not to mention programs that I will have to find and download again, programs that help me to do my job. For instance, Gimp. I have come to depend on this program for making my covers, and it wasn't easy to find the right Gimp to download. The first time I tried, I got a virus.
Anyway, keep my computer in your prayers. Thank you!