I had given up hope, after looking everywhere I could think to find that thing, and then, when I walked into work this morning, my boss handed me the thumbdrive, and said, "Somebody found this in the parking lot. I guess you dropped it out there."
Well, dropped is probably the wrong word, but it works. And here it is:
If you look closely, you can see that the place where you attach the key ring is completely broken off. I bought this stupid nubbin of a thumbdrive because it had a metal hook to attach the key ring to. That was supposed to make it so that they stopped breaking. Instead, it broke way quicker. Piece of crap! At least somebody found it, and it made its way back to me.
So, my files, stories, and the like are saved. I've already backed them up onto another thumbdrive, and will back them up on my hard drive when I get home too.
Some folks have told me that I need to get with the times and start saving important files on a cloud server. I think I need to look into that. I've got a Google account, that comes with Google Drive, which I believe is something you can save files to, right? Also, I know I have 5GB on iCloud automatically with my phone, but I'm not sure how to save particular files with that, because it's new to me, and doesn't seem to have an option for just dumping whatever crap I'm working on into it...unless I work on it with Pages, I think, which I suppose I could start doing. If you have knowledge of iCloud or Google Drive or anything else that I should use instead, let me know, I'd love to get with the times. I hate being left behind.