If you are ever in the Grand Rapids area (I don’t know why you would be but if you are) look for the street signs that read “Speed Hump.” When I first saw one I laugh and was wondering what that meant until I found my car going over what was a speed bump on steroids. See where I leave they are these small little bumps in the road that slow you down for, but in GR they are these mini hills that you have to drive over. When Sarah and I were visiting a friend we all would joke about these Speed humps. Still even with them being so large and annoying, they were important; they had a meaning, a purpose.
Today was a day that I hit a speed hump. While using the online website that Sarah had started to upload her pictures and use to format the book I got a warning message about the data space and storage. I have come to find out that the website can only hold so much memory and I have reached that limit. So I have arrived to a speed hump; but one that I can overcome. This site that Sarah had been using has a program that you can download that has more features, allows you customize layouts and here is the kicked there is no limit to data or storage since it’s not web based. This is wonderful, but here is where the speed hump comes in to play, I cannot transfer what Sarah has already done to this program. Meaning that I will have to redo all of the pages she has done.
So this morning I started on relaying out the book just as Sarah had started online. Which has turned out to be a long process which involves me flipping between the website and layout program to ensure it’s just has she has done it. A speed hump I think yes. As frustrating as this should be I see that it is important, meaningful, and has a purpose. Yea I have to redo all of the work that has been started, but this means from here on out I am not limited to what a website can only offer, I am not limited; I am able to keep working, and able to ensure that everything from here on out is how Sarah would have wanted and done. And on top of that while reconstructing all of the pages I am getting to look at how Sarah did everything and how to keep it from here on out as she would have done. This speed hump is slowing down the progress but is also opening the door to a much more creative process to drive deeper in how Sarah would have done things and to make this book as amazing as Sarah would have wanted it to be.
It’s just a little hill that is being overcome right now and I have a feeling we still have more to follow this one, still thank you for reading and following along as we get closer to Fin.