Anyway, the deal is that my hard drive is toast. My data is backed up (THANK YOU HUBS, OMG THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU) but since the computer is still under warranty, I can't just throw a new drive in there without voiding it and I have to have Apple do the repairs, which will be for free, at least. But they had to order the drive, which won't come in until Wednesday or Thursday and so... I wait. I'm trying another Apple store this afternoon, which will mean THREE trips to the Apple store in the last three days. They're nice people in there, though; and they all wear blue.
I'm not sure why I felt the need to explain all of that to you guys, and yet.... here we are.
On the other hand, I did, like, 5 loads of laundry yesterday, I sorted all of Child 1's markers by color and size AND I cleaned the fucking toilets.