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Tragedy.

I think my Macbook is fighting for its life right now. I say this uncertainly because I don't know what they're doing to it in IT right now. I am at work, sorting out books from Mount Holyoke and Smith, trying not to panic. I don't even really care about the computer itself. All I want is my Documents folder. I swear, if I lose the three years of work I've been doing on my book, I will not know what to do with myself. If I lose my poetry, I will be equally as destroyed. Losing both would surely kill me.

What does it mean when you laptop loads at start-up to a flashing picture of a gray folder with a question mark in the middle of it? There is no way to navigate away from this screen. They said it probably had something to do with hard drive. Please god no please god no please god no. I need it back. I am impatient and terribly worried. Hopefully everything will work out alright.