Well, date retrieval complete. Looks like I didn't lose anything important due to the impact/liquid disaster, except of course, the time it'll take to get everything back in order and installed, and the hardware capacities of the old laptop, including, annoyingly, a microphone jack (I use a USB microphone for podcasts done in person, but a headset mike with a jack for Skyping). Oh, and some cash, if I cared about that.
Well, all of this is obviously annoying, but there's a measure of relief too. My big projects seem intact and uncorrupted. My partners' contributions are safe. We can sleep tonight.