So, I thought car problems were supposed to happen in threes? I had the blowout, the deer, then the dead battery. Then this week, we had gas fumes. Fortunately, it turned out not to be a gas leak, and it hasn’t happened again since – but it cost us $70 just to make sure I wasn’t going to have an engine fire on the highway. I am really, really ready to be done with car problems.
I also lost my laptop this week – may she rest in peace. It has had a flicker in the screen for a while, and I’ve been procrastinating taking it in to get fixed. I could jiggle it and get it to stop flickering if I had it open to just the correct spot. Kevin put a new screen in a laptop for my mom, so thought he could figure out the flickering. I don’t know what all he did – he’s not sure either – but long story short, I now have no laptop. He was able to take the hard drive out and put all my files on his desktop, so it’s not like I don’t have access to a computer. He feels so bad about it that it seems just plain mean to be upset with him.
This upcoming week is the first one in a long time – maybe all summer – without company, dentist appointments, or other obligations. I am planning on finishing up lesson plans (I’m almost done), but I also plan to read a lot. I want to finish my three current reads by the end of the week. Mom is going to take me to the movies, too, to see If I Stay. Should I bring an entire box of Kleenex or will a purse-size pack do, do you think?
Currently Reading: The Major’s Daughter by J.P. Francis; The Poisonwood Bible by Barbara Kingsolver; and A Separate Peace by John Knowles (reading this one to stay ahead of Noah in English 10)
Recently finished reading: House and Home by Kathleen McCleary
Listening to: Still the same two books – Shadow of Night by Deborah Harkness and An Echo in the Bone by Diana Gabaldon
Watching: Last week, we ended up watching Dave for Family Movie Night. I had forgotten how good it is – and it brought back memories, as Kevin and I watched it on our first date. Also, I have been watching the Seahawks’ preseason games and am very happy with how they are playing! And I did watch the first two episodes of Outlander. I really like Sam Heughan as Jamie, but am still not quite sure about the woman playing Claire. She’s a good actress, but I keep thinking she is much too skinny! I know that is a superficial thing, but when you read the series, you know how many times Jamie mentions that she is curvy and that he likes her that way. Tonight’s Family Movie Night pick is Little Big Man – Kevin’s pick.
What are you doing today? I hope you are all enjoying the last weeks of summer.