when I started watching the cartoon on tv in the living room in the very beginning, the game crashed.
Hope this helps.
Happened to me too. I dunno if the diary is a save point but all progress is lost when this happens.
I looked on a wiki for this game and I found a picture just go upside down on day 3 only. (I never payed attention when actually playing it though) Look really closely and the small picture is different.