Arrgh. My hard drive has

Arrgh.
My hard drive has been failing, and while I still haven’t replaced it, I had to fdisk and reformat the sucker. I am not running windows 2000 and it feels weird, like reading the history of an alternate universe and seeing things are similar but different than what I knew.
I don’t know what OS I will put on the new hard drive, when I get it.
I managed to save most of the text files and other miscellany, but a lot of other stuff is gone, and lost. The center of corruptionw was around the windows directory, and so I had some limited DOS access to move stuff to the small auxiliary hard drive.
Thus, my game slowed down but I am now finally returning back to the swing of turns. I have high hopes for the Festival of the Unicorn and I do want to get my players involved with the events of that day.