Another crazy week in paradise! Kinda. Sorta.
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Well. Whewww! *plops into a chair exhausted*
News that hasn’t been shared a lot previously is that in the last couple of months we have been house hunting, found the house we wanted (and could afford), waited impatiently for all the will we get the mortgage madness to pass… finally got the thumbs-up, then the closing a few weeks ago. This past Wednesday we finally moved into a house that is ours, no landlord popping around being an annoying pest – all ours.
Of course, nothing goes smoothly so we found ourselves with 1/4th of our stuff moved when the movers “ran out of time and had to go to their next job”… WTH???? So instead of a chaos-filled moving day which we expected, we ended up scrambling to get friends to help move the rest of the house in vans… and it was not pretty, at all. But we have an amazing circle of friends and people who care so it got done, eventually. And that company will be dealt with for their actions. Really? Who in the world schedules another job after telling the customer that you paid for X amount of hours, but don’t worry if it goes over that time we’ll simply add on the additional hours it takes… and then just leaves with enough time to offload at our new home and then simply go away with the job not even half done??? I don’t think we even had time to be properly furious (that came later) because we had to figure out a way to get moved since our lease was up on that day… we had to get out, no other options. But it got done, thanks to people who do care, so I guess in the end that’s what matters most.
So, needless to say, but my reviewing has gone down drastically – I’ve read on breaks and such but getting those reviews up was sporadic at best. Something I need to apologize for. Yet, the major chaos is behind us, unpacking has begun, my computer, Kindle, and all my notes on what I have read are firmly in place to start again.
What an absolutely mind-boggling couple of months! But, we are home, maybe not a forever home, yet it’s all ours for the next few years to create an atmosphere that works for us and I’m loving that fact. I’m a homeowner! Yay!
Weekly New Book Haul:
Aside from my monthly Harlequin purchases (which are reviewed over on my Happily Ever After Romance blog) I haven’t picked up much for this blog because, honestly, I have so many NetGalley reviews that need to go up and those need to take priority over everything else. Maybe something will catch my eye this week as I post reviews – that’s always when I do my spontaneous book shopping. 🙂
This post has turned into a “sorry I went missing but this is why” kinda tale with little to do with books… but they will come, next week, promise. Until then I hope you have a fantastic reading week filled with interesting books. And if you’re in the USA — Happy Fourth of July!!