Modern computers have two parts that remain in constant motion while powered on - the fan, and the hard drive.
Guess which one failed on me late last week.
Thank goodness we had the "Apple Care" plan or I'd be shelling out cash for a replacement drive on top of the labor costs of removing the old one and installing the new.
As I am uncomfortable writing from work (where I am supposed to be, you know, working) I will beg your forgiveness as you endure this extended period of radio silence.
I wonder what a great big solid state drive would cost. . . hmm.