It was a very sad day today. It finally happened. I knew some day this day would come, but I didn't think it would be so soon. My external hard drive finally died. The worse part about it is, I had all of my pictures and music on it. I was lucky enough to have backed up a lot of my pictures on DVD, so I think I maybe missing only 5 months worth of pictures, and Jim thinks he can get all my music from my Ipod. We looked into some data recovery companies, but they want between $900-$1300 dollars(can you believe it). I'm not sure my lost pictures are worth that much money. The only good news that comes from this is Jim is getting me a HP home server(so this doesn't happen again) and a new computer-AWESOME.