The computer is back! My wonderful brother helped wipe it clean (we backed things up, don't worry!) and we factory re-set it. We figured that was probably just going to be the best way to fix it all.
I don't have a post for today because I don't have my pictures/external hard drive nearby, but I just wanted to let you know that I DO have my computer back and thus my postings should become a bit more regular again. I'm so happy!