Well (as I know you’ve been bated-breathedly waiting to hear) Dean ran yet another virus scan program, which eradicated a whole bunch of junk–but one of the most persistent problems is still there, so it looks like we’ll need a clean install after all. Happy Christmas to us. (Not that it hasn’t needed doing for, like, four years now. But the longer you put it off, the bigger a project it is. Dean did agree with me that once you add up all the time he’s put into quicker fixes, he could have finished a clean reinstall by now–but I guess we all need our chances to live and learn.) I need my beauty sleep, so the other photos I wanted to post this evening will have to happen another time. (I wish “another time” didn’t so often translate to “never.”) (Also, the term “beauty sleep” is such deceptive marketing–but anyway I need my “helps me look slightly less haggard” sleep.) (By the way (to go for a parenthetical record) today we noticed that Hazel’s got a new top tooth (her third tooth) which helps explain her (and our) night time sleeplessness lately, and which would give me hope for more rest now that the tooth is in, except for that there are still more teeth to come.)
Anyway, for now, here’s pretty Mabel in her skirt. I only meant for the ribbon tie on the skirt to be decorative, but we’re glad it’s there because the skirt is just a bit too big, and since it’s already a low-riding style, the ribbon helps keep the skirt up.