In the meantime, I'm having a sale - the current and the next classes are all $5 off and all the knitting patterns are .50 off in hopes I can generate some sales to help pay for this. http://www.designedlykristi.com/shoppin
It's the worst time for it to happen as a term of classes just started. But I've known the hard drive hasn't been happy for over a year and procrastinated about taking it in because it seemed I always had something important going on - classes, or prep for classes, or a knitting pattern release to prep for etc. And, frankly, the thought of being without my laptop is like the thought of being without my right arm!
I'll be calling a recommended place in a few minutes when they open and will know more then.
In the meantime, if you are trying to get ahold of me try my gmail account as the web mail for my domain name sucks! kristi.schueler (AT) gmail (DOT) com and if you hear of anyone having troubles contacting me, pass that along. Any e-mail sent yesterday was probably lost or will likely be lost for a week or more...
Oh, I also won't be getting my LJ Comment notifcations very regularly, so please don't hold it against me if you don't get a timely reply.