Our phone service (and, therefore internet -- and I have no smart device) has been down since Sunday and the robot who answered my service call said we won't be back up and running till Thursday. Can you believe that? This is the second time we've lost service for 5 days in the last few months. Ask me if I'll be choosing AT&T for my new home. Go ahead. Ask. ;)
So . . . I have no photos to upload and I'm in a coffee shop. I'm going to have to make this quick because I'm using Kiddo's laptop and he doesn't really feel like sharing.
Last week's reading . . .
Sucked eggs. I finished one book: Dreaming in English. I enjoyed it. More on that, later.
Right now, I'm reading . . .
Shadow Show, ed. by Weller and Castle - A book of short stories written in tribute to Ray Bradbury. I'm on p. 262 and finding the stories are stellar. Definitely loving this one.
The Aleppo Codex by Matti Friedman - Still enjoying this one, although I did take a break from it for a couple days. I hope to finish this one tonight, but I can't bank on that.
On days that the guys are around to move furniture, the poor kitties get a little frantic. But, otherwise, they're adapting just fine. They're still playing in boxes, climbing new spaces, checking out empty cabinets. As long as I spend a little time with them, they seem pretty happy.
Men should just stay out of the way and let their women decide how to do their own freaking packing jobs. Just saying the spouse could stand to leave his manager title at work, thankyouverymuch.
Worst news of the week:
My best friend and neighbor is now a widow. I'm bummed. I considered Mike a great guy, a friend and a man I respected and admired. The funeral was really uplifting and wonderful, though, so it turned something awful into a beautiful time of hope and reflection.
Update on the house:
We have a date on our mattress arrival and all that's left of the bedroom painting is a little trim work, then I can put the outlet plates back on and we can move on to the living area, our final paint job! Woot! We're getting pretty decent at this painting business, now. The bed frame has been put together and we've moved in quite a bit of furniture. We still haven't found a couch we agree on, so we sit on our one area rug, our IKEA chair (still just one comfy chair in the house) or a dining chair when we need breaks. The cats won't move into the new house till we do.
I'll mention book arrivals when my home internet is functioning. Wow, Kiddo is REALLY TWITCHY when you borrow his computer. Gotta run. Happy Last Day of July!
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