Good Thing: I don't think he was blowing smoke at me. He'd like to see my full Regresser's Evolution manuscript next week.
Bad Thing: Dead laptop. This is a most vexing situation.
Good Thing: Friends jumping to my aide and rescue. People offering to do data recovery and to help me with new hardware.
Good Thing: I only lost 2500 words on the new novel. It could have been so much worse. And it may be recovered.
Good Thing: I've cleaned up both of my desks and got Susannah set up at my regular desk ready for writing again, starting tomorrow morning.
Bad Thing: Two more inches of very wet snow in Redmond.
Good Thing: I don't have to go anywhere.
Good Thing: It's supposed to be nothing but warming weather and rain after tomorrow.
Bad Thing: My surround sound theater system has a short in it somewhere so that the speakers all go out from time to time.
Good Thing: I figured out a makeshift solution that won't cost me any money.