I don't want to leave cats out of Fiona Friday so you get Izzy x 2. Isabel climbed on top of the roll-top desk to watch an insect buzzing around by the ceiling. There's unfortunately no way we can get to insects in this house if they reach the ceiling because the ceilings are too high. So, both cats and humans watch them and do nothing. It's like a spectator sport.
This post, though, is about the fact that we finally closed on the sale of our old house. Wahoo! We closed on Wednesday but by the time we got home I was so completely drained that I couldn't force myself to write a Wahoo! Wednesday post. Remember Wahoo! Wednesday? It was definitely a wahooey day. Before we closed on the house, we dropped by to see the tree, now chopped into pieces:
For a little added perspective, the leaves you see in the foreground belong to the remaining tree on the right. That's Huzzybuns standing on the stump. As it turned out, that tree really needed to come down. It was hollow in the middle:
But, how cool is it that the hollow space was heart-shaped? Those of you who really know me as an individual probably realize I saw that as a sign. I admit to grumbling a little about having to spend money taking down a tree for someone else but when I saw that hole it made me realize we were fortunate that we were able to take it down before it fell on someone. And the heart shape just made me feel all warm and fuzzy inside. I loved that tree. Maybe the universe was telling me it knew, but the tree's time had come. For whatever reason, it was a heartwarming moment.
The new owners are totally adorable and I know our old neighbors will love them. That was also nice to know.
So, back to reading:
To be honest, this week has completely tapped me out. I have one errand, today, and then I may allow myself to just read the rest of the day. I've read bits and pieces of The Paramedics by James O. Page - my version being a photocopy of the book, which was sent to me by the author to copy because it's been out of print for quite some time (published in 1979) and he had a mere 6 remaining copies, which he wanted to hold onto. Jim Page died a few years after I copied his book and mailed it back to him. I don't recall if I finished it the first time I read it but watching reruns of Emergency! (the 70s cult classic TV show for which Page served as a technical consultant) reminded me of the book so I decided it would be fun to reread. I've also read about 58 pages of Straight Man by Richard Russo. It's an entertaining read but I have a feeling it will take me quite a while to get through because after about 2 chapters I feel like I need a break from it. 2 chapters a day? Yep, it might take some time.
I just started reading Landing Gear by Kate Pullinger, last night, and on Wednesday I finished reading Parsons Green by Fiona Bagley. I think my F2F group meets to discuss Parsons Green next week. I'll tell you more about that book, later. It may take me a few more days to recover or I may dive back into reviewing this weekend. I really can't say. I am glad the closing is over, happy to have a second set of bills off my hands but more than a little surprised at how drained I feel. I think I must have been more stressed about the process of selling than I realized. I've read some great books and hope to be up to talking about them, soon.
Wishing a Wahooey weekend to all!
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