The good news: all the data (some not backed up) is very likely intact and undamaged.
The bad news: I'll have to send the drive out to a data recovery company (where I have friends) to have the data transferred to a functional drive. Bother, bother, bother!
Fortunately, I was able to cobble together a solution that allows work on Ash Productions' Special CD for Consonance to continue.
Now, if I can just figure out what I did with the hard drive...I thought I brought it to work with me today. I was almost sure I put it in the car, but when I got to work, it wasn't there.
Yo, drive! Just because you're dead doesn't mean this is a good time for a holiday!