On the other hand, it may be five working days before the new drive shows up, which means it wouldn't be here until the first day of BayCon, and I really want the replacement laptop working before then. Cheryl says she owes me one laptop hard drive anyway, so perhaps we'll drop into Fry's today and see about buying a replacement. Then I'll have a total of two drives, one of which may someday go into Lisa's original machine if we get around to repairing it. And even if we don't, I'd then have a "hot spare" that could be swapped into either machine in case of urgent need of a working hard drive that doesn't need hours of fussing to make it work.
As if we didn't have enough to do this weekend! We have a bunch of errands to run. I have to finish an article I promised to Steve Silver ages ago. I need to go through and transcribe the new Match Game questions onto index cards. (I'm tempted to buy a box of computer-printable ones to save me having to write it all out -- I can type much faster than I can write by hand.) I need to make sure all of the sound props and tapes work. And I also have some contract computer programming to do for Cheryl, subcontracted from one of her clients. Whew!