Well the crash of the laptop was not as bad as expected. It was a hardware problem not a software problem, and all data has been retrieved. Now they just have to install the new hard drive, and some software and return it. I may even weed my files!
On another note, Blogger is acting funny, and only lets me type in the "Edit HTML" window and not in the "Compose" window, although the preview looks just fine. We'll see. My HTML editing is very rusty and rudimentary.