... when was the last time YOU backed up your precious pics onto CD or DVD and shipped them out. Send a set to your brother, your mother, a fellow photog, anyone who lives away from your house, even a safety deposit box at your bank. House fires happen very easily, flooding, forest fires, etc. We all have house insurance for a reason: just in case. Well... do your backup, just in case! A lot of us have backups, and they're all stored in our home office, same location as our computers. Send a set away from home.