I had highlighted a group of messages I wanted to delete, then I clicked on the read link thinking like MS Outlook expecting it to mark them as read, but instead it selected all read posts on the front page and I hit delete. This would have been okay if I hadn't decided after that to purge the trash folder. I am officially an idiot. I leave everything in my inbox until I have replied to it even if I have read it which means I deleted all my latest to reply stuff.
So, if you sent me a personal email (not LJ comments because I can find them through the web interface) in the last week and I have not replied, please send it again.