I was really silly yesterday. I could kick myself.
I was trying to free up some space on our very full desktop computer and I decided to delete all of the mp3 files since we use iTunes now and many songs were duplicated in both formats.
Instead, I ended up deleting both types of files. There were too many for the recycle bin, so they got deleted. Completely. My entire iTunes library was gone. Everything.
I almost cried.
I plugged all of our ipods in and was able to transfer whatever I had purchased on iTunes thatt was currently on our ipods. That made me a little happier. The problem is that there were many songs we had bought that weren't on there. And I had painstakingly uploaded all of our CDs. It was very time consuming.
Luckily, I remembered that I had backed up much of the library onto mozy.com and I'm now in the process of recovering it. It is going to take some time, but I'm hopeful that we can get most of it back!!!! :)
Hopefully I have learned my lesson.