By way of updating the previous post, I imagine my MacBook’s hard drive ended up somewhere like this around 1:45 p.m. fortunately, I’ve been using Mozy to back-up the stuff that’s absolutely essential. So, I haven’t lost anything that’s absolutely irreplaceable.
Fortunately, when I bought this one I got the extended care plan, which I almost never do. But for a purchase like this, especially for something I’m going to use pretty heavily, It’s worth it. The guy at the Clarendon Apple store said they could replace the hard drive at no charge, because of that. Unfortunately, they had to order the hard drive, which means the computer should be ready by Monday.
Hopefully I can hold out until then.