Spoke too soon.
They just called from the computer repair place. The clone was successful, but they could not repair the hard drive.
So now it will be an empty shell I get back. Thank goodness for my backups!
The pain will be to get all the software up and running. Luckily I am pretty organized, and I have all the software license keys at the ready, so I can install and get stuff up and running pretty fast.
The computer guy said he will help me get the operating system and the basic stuff up and running, to make sure everything runs smooth.
What a week, I tell you...