well, hosting company has managed to recover backups of most of the flat files, but the database is shot. so they placed all the files back. unfortunately, the files they put back were in the wrong state, so i couldn't delete the files. plus the files put the site over quota so the home page couldn't even be updated!!
finally, they were able to give me full access to the files. after downloading all the information (for backup purposes) i was able to delete the files and get under server space quota.
at this time, i'm going to start rebuilding the structure of the pages. again, this will take some time so please visit back in several days for any updates. any updates i have will be placed on the home page.