I thought that you got a small, back-up hard drive? It's what I use, and it gives me peace of mind. If something terrible happens to my computer, hopefully everything that I want will be in the back-up HD.
With the kind that I'm using, I plug it in when I want to back up files, open it, then copy/paste the writing, photos, etc. into it. Unplug. Done.
I hope that the most important things to you are still okay. Good luck with August; I'll be rooting for it to happen and be successful.
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