I was getting ready for church last night (I sing in the choir) when I started a backup. It finished, and I noticed a spare hard drive that happens to be the same size as my OS drive. I plugged it into my SATA dual drive USB device and started a clone operation.

When I got home about 4 hours later I look at the process. It's complete.

and the drive starts making funny clunk noises. Hmmmm

I reboot and lo and behold.... the drive has died.

clunk clunk clunk

It really happened.... and to that I can only add:

May your backups and clones be as current as mine this year when your drives start to clunk and reach the old clunker stage of life. It really did happen BTW

Happy Winter Solstice
Merry Christmas
Happy Hanukkah
Merry Grinchmas
Bah Humbug
and if I have forgotten any greeting that you celebrate in your part of the world, I apologize and mentally wish those upon you and those you celebrate with.