A note to self:
After completing any important form of a manuscript, but especially the first draft, do not trust the one copy on one and only one hardrive. Heart break may follow. Put it on thumb drives, emails, and whatever you can.
The draft of my book is safe. But only barely and after a heart wrenching fourty-five minutes. Thank goodness for the wonderful computer people in my house. I will never again make fun of the Computer Science dinner conversations.