I had a followup with my GP today and -- no surprise -- the lump we felt at the last visit is gone. I think she believes that I have ornery boobs now. (I reiterated the family history of fibrocystic breasts, the only incidences of breast cancer being in advanced age, etc.. I sound cocky about medical issues, but anything out of the ordinary would be promptly imaged.)
My secondhand laptop that has been retired from everyday use since we resurrected my desktop system won't boot. It posts, but doesn't see the hard drive. It's set to auto-detect in BIOS setup, it doesn't see it. Bah. Since it's a relatively tiny (20 GB) drive, Vogon picked up a larger one at Fry's today, we'll hook up the current hard drive to the 2.5" drive hookup in his computer to see what TestDisk can see on it. Worst case, we'll put the new drive in and reinstall fresh.
As a reminder, I'll be in Colorado from the 19th (late morning) until the 31st (early morning). My schedule is still open, less Christmas morning and a possible lunch with mountain_hiker, if you want to earmark any of it.