Whew.... data ok, latop not
So we were able to recover the data off my hard drive and back it up to my iPod this morning at the Apple store in Kendall. Poor gramps was bored stiff as we waited over an hour, but it was worth it because I got to show him a bunch of photos on Flickr. Now I need to get a new laptop because it seems the logic board is bad. Perhaps I can get them to give me a credit on a new MacBook Pro instead.