I finally dug out my Simpletech 60G portable storage device and backed up my laptop. Geez, it took 4 hours and 48 minutes. 19 gig to back up. I know Jim has reminded me a few times that I need to do this. Just one of those things. I doubt anything on my 'puter is that critical anyway, but... now it's done. I suppose I could just leave the thing plugged in and have it automatically back up... but that would take all the fun out of it, wouldn't it?
Of course, had I not already had the portable storage device, I would probably just use this free online storage at www.adrive.com that Tom told me about. 50G for free!