Good news everyone! The Hard drive was fully recovered and my images are back! YESSSS!!!!!!!!!! Don't let this happen to you, read why here: Backup!Backup!Backup!!! I can't believe the amount of hassle I've gone through to get these images back (not to mention the money too...) One more lesson I learned that saved me? Get Insurance on your camera gear. Luckily I had insurance, and it also covered drive failure with a deductible, what a relief! Plus, should something happen to my gear, they've got my back.
Look for many new posts at APB now that my photos are back and I can sleep again. Thanks for your patience and visits!