Sunday Post – 14 July 2019 @kimbacaffeinate @readingreality @Tynga

Posted July 14, 2019 by Anne - Books of My Heart in Sunday Post / 30 Comments



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Another hot, tiring week.  I took Sunday off from moving.  I barely managed to carry all the boxes I moved Saturday upstairs to the second floor.  I wasn’t really getting much hot water so I went up in the attic to check the setting and moved it to a bit hotter.  It didn’t make much difference.

Monday, I called in my second claim on the home warranty for the no hot water. I noticed it was hot upstairs. I checked the thermostat and it had no display. I opened it to see if a battery needed replacing – no battery. I went to the electrical panel and no circuits were tripped.  Another call to home warranty for the AC. It may be just the thermostat has failed; we will see.  Monday my daughter had 2 medical appts and around each one I loaded up the car with stuff to bring back to the new house. The second trip I pressed the garage door opener and the door went up about 2 feet and then fell BAMM.  So I had to tell the landlord the garage door looks shot. Luckily I had a key to get in.   Being really hot and soaked to the skin with sweat, the shower didn’t feel so cold.

Tuesday was the day of the repair people so it turns out that I need a new hot water heater which won’t be installed until this Tuesday because the home warranty people wanted to dwaddle.  I did have to prove through my home inspection report and plumber invoices that it had been working.  So no hot water all this week, weekend.   The AC turned out to be simple, just a flipped power switch in the oddest place.   The landlord took care of the garage door very quickly. although she gave me about 4 hours notice that I needed to come move my motorcycle to the front of the garage so it was away from where they would work on the spring. It’s a good thing my car wasn’t trapped in there; with a broken spring, I couldn’t have moved the car at all.

Wednesday, I did a bunch of packing to get ready for the next move on Thursday.  We did make it to quilting, a little late,  but finished the current baby quilt except for the hand stitching of the binding.

Thursday, was another big moving day with the second truckload of furniture. I had the same guys who I liked but one was sick that day.  They finished with their usual speed, though.  It’s just been SO hot middle 90s F, 30s C and it is tiring.  I decided to take the weekend off a bit to do some setup and unpacking, and to get caught up here on the blog a bit.

It doesn’t help that Lulu has decided to get me up earlier every day the last few days. Thursday was 7:30 which is fine. Friday was about 6:30 which was a little early after the grueling day before. Saturday was 4:29am, dark, and I took her out, put her back in the crate and tried to go back to sleep without success. After a couple hours I gave up and started reading my physical book to finish it for the Sharknado for COYER.

So it’s been a bit of a rough week between the system failures, the heat, and the early wakeups.  I’m still enjoying the new house and getting everything in place. I’m starting to worry I won’t get it all moved by the end of the month.

This upcoming week is supposed to be even HOTTER.  Monday is the specialist appt with the gastro we have wanted since April. Sunday, I’ll have to prepare all my notes and questions.


Stacking the Shelves is hosted by Tynga’s Reviews and Reading Reality.  These are the exciting ARCs I received this week  (If you click on the cover, it will take you to the Goodreads entry):


Thank you so much Ace Roc / Berkley / DAW,  and PRH Audio.


(If you click on the cover, it will take you to the Goodreads entry)



The last three are my selections from Prime and Audible originals for July.

Now the really scary one. This is all the Kindle and Audible freebies I grabbed this past week. You can see why I need to do Thrifty Thursday to be sure I read a few at least one each month.






I really meant to cut back on freebies BUT  they are free so I guess that won’t be happening.


I’m not including things like reviews posted or upcoming as they are always in the right sidebar. And, my challenge status is also there.

If you like this and want to see me do the Sunday post, as often as I can manage, leave me a comment and let me know.




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Posted July 14, 2019 by Anne - Books of My Heart in Sunday Post / 30 Comments

30 responses to “Sunday Post – 14 July 2019

  1. I hope you do get it all moved by the end of the month. I can’t imagine having to move in the summer. But I do have a personal memory from each time I moved. Like the time I moved and my brother came with his trailer, and the time I moved from the highrise on the 8th floor with all the neighbors staring. lol

  2. Ugh moving in the summer sucks!!! We moved from NC to OH during the beginning of July (years ago) and it was miserable. So freaking hot. Thank goodness you had a warranty! That would have been a major bummer after just moving in!
    Hope you are able to stay cool this week!

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    • Thank you! At least Lulu didn’t start up until 6:30 this morning. I need to be up when it was cooler to do things anyway. I’ve loved being able to just put stuff away. I emptied 6 totes to take over to fill up tomorrow after her specialist appt.

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    • Me too! Having hot water will make showering easier and I’ll run the dishwasher. We’ve been using paper plates. I have done a bit of laundry but I’m waiting on sheets / towels. We have plenty. I was really happy to just unpack and organize this weekend – it feels really good. Now if we would just have a freak cool weather blast.

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  3. Oh my goodness – this last week’s part of your move sounds utterly brutal! And I am sorry you haven’t had any hot water, either. On a more postive note – you have some wonderful books – I love the look of Walk the Wild With Me – and I haven’t encounter The Great Library series. Yet. I was also interested to see that you have got hold of a copy of Running Out of Space when it was free:)

    I very much hope you have a MUCH easier week!

    • Thank you! I was commiserating on your construction costs. At least the home warranty pays for quite a bit. I do have to pay for the upgrades to meet the current plumbing code though.

      I want to be done moving so I can enjoy the new house and read all my books. lol

    • Thank you! I started the Rachel Caine series with a print ARC back when I was an AceRocStar and got it in a big box of books they sent me. They are still very good to me even though they aren’t doing that program anymore. I have met the AceRoc and Berkley people at book conferences and also visited their offices once in NYC. Anyway, I like all Rachel Caine’s series and I’ve loved this one.

      • I met Rachel Caine when she came to Australia in 2013 and harlequin hosted a special blogger event. I’ve always been a fan of her books. I’m hoping Harlequin Aus will offer arcs so I can get my hands on one 🙂

  4. What a week! Sounds like you had a string of unexpected things happen. At least you are handling it well. Glad you have that warranty. Hope you manage to get settled soon. I just bought The Wanderers and have seen some great reviews.

  5. I give you all the kudos for moving in this heat. It’s been ridiculous. I’ll wing some {{{posivibes}}} your way to help with getting the moving done by the end of the month.

  6. I don’t know how you do it. I’d have been rocking in a corner crying into a pillow by this point. Moving is bad enough but with snags and inconveniences like the hot water heater? Yeah, I’d be certifiable.
    I hope all went well with the gastro appointment and that this has been a better week.

    • Fortunately I’m made of pretty tough stuff. I’m worried about all the extra money though. Yesterday was hot 95 (over 30C) and I held up fine. Today / tomorrow is supposed to be over 100 (38C) so I’m a bit more worried.

      Thanks for linking up your COYER review for Two Witches and a Whiskey! I’ve been trying to find one on the Hunt that I was reading that someone else read. Have a lovely week.