Luckily, I had purchased a 40GB hard drive last week, and it will arrive via UPS on Wednesday.
Still - the underlying truth is this: Derek will be without a computer for at least two days. Two days. Two days? How will I survive?!
Eh, it won't be too hard. I'm a computer nut, so I have plenty of alternatives on hand. Destiny's computer is plenty powerful to complete my homework for tomorrow night, plus web browsing & other fun stuff. Drive failures don't affect me much - I have a resilient fileserver which stores all my sensitive files, the aforementioned DAT backup drive backs up drives, and I use web-based services for email & such, so data loss is kept to a minimum.