It was something I was saving for retirement, one of the items on my very long list, but I got spooked hearing of your many tales of data loss woe. Three full weekends, four old hard drives, and 14,000 pictures later, the task is nearly finished. Backed up in duplicate on DVD's stored offsite, and on a backup drive, I can now breathe a sigh of relief.
So that accounts for the lack of knitting production, but there's some progress there, too:
So far, so good for a project that contains not one plain knit stitch nor purl rows for relief.