My computer is back! I think I lost a lot of files, but I don't know which ones or how many. This would probably be less of a problem if I consistently backed things up. Working out of a Chromebook for the past couple weeks means that everything I've done in that time is backed up on the internet, and I'm happy about that.
I'm also happy that I now have a computer that is not at all cluttered with junk, and has a significantly better hard drive! It took much less time this time around to get everything plugged in and working, and I've got a new third monitor as well, so my office is at maximum sexiness.
The only downside, I think, is that I'm having trouble typing, having gotten as used to the chromebook keyboard as I was...
Anyway, my new computer says hi. And I might be keeping the chromebook. For reasons.