a pitiable circumstance
The last time I backed up my dissertation work was 5 PM yesterday. I lost 7 hours of work, which I am now reconstructing. It is painful.
Sadly, I never backed up my works cited for this particular chapter, which means recompiling about 100 formal references from scratch.
I was supposed to submit this chapter this morning. I hope I can repair the damage, redo the work, and get it in.
Never mind that I need a new freaking laptop and haven't backed up anything from that damn machine except the disseration work.