This is an important mission that will take you less than a day and very little effort – back up your pictures onto a memory stick/USB drive. If you’re like me, you probably have some memory sticks laying around, use those. If you don’t have one, go out and pick one up expressly for this purpose. Spend the time (really a few seconds and then some waiting in between) to back up your pics onto the drives by dragging and dropping, and then find a safe place to stash them. If you have a safe, this would be a great place. If you don’t, I would recommend putting them someplace outside your home or in your purse. If your computer crashes, or God forbid, you have a house fire, you will still have your precious memories because you spent a little but of time backing yourself up.