Just after Aaron passed away I was having trouble with my blog one night. I went into a major panic (no exaggeration, right Chrish!?) as I thought I had lost my entire blog. All those years of memories would've been gone and I was seriously about to have an anxiety attack about it. One of The Block contestants Katrina had found out about us - probably from Naomi from Seven Cherubs when she started doing the fundraising for us. Katrina's day job is actually designing blogs, so when she saw my panic on one of my Facebook pages, she jumped in straight away to tell me how to back it up as a PDF version and how to back it up on my computer.
I was so grateful and relieved to know that if anything happened again, that I at least had a back up (which reminds me I need to do it again!) and was also excited that it as actually Katrina who was helping me with it, because of how much we loved watching The Block last year.
We got 'talking' and back in February I told her how much Harri loved watching The Block and sent her a link to my post about it. I later felt bad that on the post I had said that our favourite couple was Polly and Waz, but she obviously didn't mind at all because a few days later she sent me a message with a video attached to it. It was a video message from Polly and Waz to Harri! She said she probably didn't explain very well, where we were from as they thought we were from Wagga which is where Katrina is from, but we were excited just the same.
The message came through while he was at school, so when he got home I told him to sit down as I had a surprise for him. It's probably a little hard to hear, but they said to Harri that they heard he was a battler and a legend which he thought was pretty cool. He was obviously very surprised, and was so excited about it.
A couple of days later we got this lovely message on one of our Facebook pages from Tania and Rod who were also contestants on the show last year. It was so lovely to hear from them as well, and to know that they made the effort to contact Harri when they heard what had happened.the Logies tonight, and it's been exciting to hear from Katrina as she has been preparing to get ready for them. It's going to be even more exciting tomorrow when we sit down to watch the new series. It will be interesting to see whether Harri will be as addicted to the show this year, as much as he was last year.