However, the same cannot be said for the external hard drive. I think I killed the power supply when I turned off the power to install new smoke detectors. Or maybe when the power went back on. Oops. I do have a recent off-site backup, and the drive is in the capable hands of a data recovery shop.
But in the meantime, there are no images. Hang tough. Also in the mean time, we should have replaced those smoke detectors a decade or so ago.
So the learnings for today.
One. Smoke detectors have a lifetime. Check yours.
Two. Backups are good. When did you last back up your data?
In other news, I'm still fuming about my phone, off and on. Anyone have any advice about migrating from the iPhone to something else? Do you have a phone you like, or really dislike?