Sorry to hear that. I hope you're able to recover as much as possible from it.
Ugh! It's news like that that makes me want to toss aside privacy concerns and move more completely into the cloud.
An external hard drive saved Magi's data two years ago, near Christmas. We had bought the drive, at her insistence, not even a month before her hard drive crashed. She was prescient.
I'm definitely going to do more project tracking and back up after this.