This apology goes out to the 7.3 people that actually read my website. I screwed up, I'm sorry. With that said, I am not sad. Sure I had to start from scratch and completely rebuild the site and yes I will have to upload hundreds of images, but I have learned so much from the incident.
Lesson 1) Even though I can write directly into my content management based website, I really should write the articles in Word first so that I have copies of them in case another tragedy strikes.
Lesson 2) I found a really cool gallery extension that is much lighter than the last and allows for quicker upload times. The big thing about this gallery that I really like is the way it displays the images. Click on the link in the menu and have a look. I dare you.
All in all, it will be a bit of work populating the site again, but I will endeavor. I hope you do too.