this week marks the end of my first trimester. I’m so excited to start feeling better and hopefully not need a nap every stinking day! Also, the second trimester marks the end of miscarriage danger zone. The loss of one of Baby Olson’s first friends in Minnesota has left us very, very sad… and will probably continue to make us sad through the whole thing. It is so incredible how very fragile life is at the very beginning.
Last week… the unthinkable happened. Our hard drive crashed. In fear of this happening, we had purchased an external hard drive to store all our photos and videos, etc. Unfortunately, that thing crashed several months earlier. So basically… we lost EVERYTHING. We have the potential to recover the photos and videos from our old computer when we find the right adapter… so basically, the last 9 months of Lily’s life didn’t happen. No 2nd birthday, no first road trip photos, no Easter, no first day of preschool… sob, sob, sob. One thing that I am most sad about is that all of the digital scrapbook stuff that I’ve bought and collected for over 2 years and every thing I’ve EVER created in Photoshop is GONE! I guess its all relative as now I don’t have any pictures to scrapbook anyway. Lily may be in for a lot of special event re-creating in the coming days.
In conclusion, don’t buy an external hard drive! We are now paying 4$ a month to an online source and I highly recommend that option.
What we’re working on at the Olson house these days…
… finishing Lily’s cowgirl/horsie bedroom (it’s driving me crazy that it is half finished… but living in a small town with no stores and having a NON shopper for a kid makes things hard) I’ll post pictures when it is more presentable.
… beginning to build Jeff’s new office to open up a bedroom for the new nursery
… starting to make Lily’s Halloween costume… or FALL costume if you think of it as ‘Satan’s Holiday’ as my parents always have. Working out the kinks… as of right now, I can’t figure out why the ears and snout look like a pig instead of a pink pony. I also have to convince her that she wants to be the pink pony… because I couldn’t find the supplies for the white one. If she ends up in a pig costume come Halloween… I’m totally going to pretend like that was my intent all along.