Krystal, my heart is breaking for you.
This was hard to read--things can go so wrong in an instant! I hope that you recover all that is important to you and your computer sorts itself out, I know how frustrating that can be.
I'm desperately sorry for Pepper. She was such a sweet little kitten and I loved seeing her pictures. She is now at peace over the rainbow bridge, and although you'll miss her darling meow and her crazy antics, I know she'll always keep a special place in your heart.
I can't imagine what you're going through and I know that Opal understands.
Please, please, feel better soon, and I'm sending over all the luck, well-wishes and hope I can muster.
Good to hear from you and hugs during this difficult time