UPDATE: My brilliant son, one of several, managed to retrieve everything from my laptop hard drive, even though the laptop itself is DOA. I'm posting a couple of my favorites from the party here. Others may still be seen on Facebook at the link below.
I use my laptop mostly for photos and surfing while I watch TV, so the only thing I lost was a lot of photos, and mostly recent ones. And as I thought about it, I realized that most of those needed a good culling anyway and I had already posted my favorites here on the blog or on Facebook.
The party photos can be seen here on Facebook.