My good intentions, however, we're thrown out the window when I realized my new(ish) Mac wouldn't start. I had a grey screen with a flashing question mark.
I immediately made an appointment with Genius Bar, who informed me that I will need a new hard drive.
The good news is that it will cost me nothing.
The bad news is that I am without a computer until the new drive arrives AND I lose everything on my hard drive.
Most of my documents are safe in Dropbox. So, really it's my pictures and music that are gone. Hopefully, some of that will be salvaged by iCloud.