I wrote and carefully saved five pages of a ten page final paper on Wednesday night. I very intentionally saved the paper regularly, because I’ve had terrible luck with document recovery on this computer, probably because I have the “sample” version of Word. I was super pumped about what I had written — clean, clear language, good detail. So I saved it, very intentionally.

Today, I have an 8 hour take home final to complete, and then celebrations with friends. I planned to get up early (clearly) and write the final five pages, with editing time late tonight. That was all very doable.

But I didn’t back it up in Google Docs.

And my computer crashed.

And now all it has is a blank document.

And none of the recovery procedures Microsoft recommends have found my five pages.

*bangs head on desk*

So I guess I’m working late tonight after all.