Why being poor sucks...

I had Lightroom transfering some photos into a folder on my external hard drive. The transfer completed, but then I accidentally knocked the power chord for the hard drive out of the wall. The photos are now gone. I am now desperately trying to get them back. If I had another back up source, it would all be fine... but since I'm POOR and could only afford *one* external instead of *two*... I may be screwed.

I may have lost the last two shows I shot, the very last one having huge potential, in my opinion... and priceless pictures of my baby boy (my cat. but still my baby).

[Insert frustration]

Wish me luck.