My hard drive is still fried, of course. But my computer guy found a way to get through to all the juicy things on it, and we've been merrily backing up all kinds of stuff. I'm not at all sure when or how we'll get back to normal here, but in the meantime I can take my little disk from computer to computer (we've got them littering up the house) and get some work done.
By the way, the so-called computer support people were of no computer support whatsoever on this one. Really, everyone needs a computer guy.