I got three calls from my parents in the span of a couple minutes tonight, along with a voice mail marked "urgent." I didn't even know that you could do that. I knew exactly what my dad's somber, terse message of "uh... just... call us back" meant: my grandma passed away. She's been having health problems recently and got out of the hospital a few weeks back, and she finally died.
Except she didn't. She's fine. What actually happened is that my mom managed to pick up a virus, apparently the big one that people have been pretty scared of recently. She lost all of her documents and photos, her desktop wallpaper was changed, and a few other things. So, perhaps not quite as bad, though I'd be devastated if I lost all of my documents since my last backup. At least I'm doing better now and backing up every month or two, but that's still not great. I should just get into a habit of putting a DVD in every Monday or something and kicking one off before work. It would be easier if it didn't take so long to determine which files have changed since my last backup; I have to remember to start it off before I shower.