On the plus side, I am now typing this blog on my new computer. My old hard drive was undamaged so everything was saved and put into this one. All hail the powers above. The customer seems to be content. All hail again.
It would be wonderful if I could use any of these incidents in any of my stories but this brainwave has not yet occurred. Hoping there's a silver lining to all these clouds, but in the meantime, pass the wine please.