Sunday, September 28, 2014

The Sunday Post ~ 60th Edition

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AVR News Update
Hello and Happy Sunday! 

So, last Sunday evening I turned on the dishwasher and went to bed. About an hour or so later, my son wakes me up and says there's water all over the kitchen floor. Lovely. Hubby and I take it apart and clean it Monday afternoon and can I just say EWWWWW! Anyway, gave it a test run and no go. It's not pumping out the water. Call a parts place and find out, not only do they not carry the part for our 14-yr-old dishwasher, but even if they did, it would be somewhere in the vicinity of $200. Yeah. Time for a new dishwasher. Sorry, old gal. 14 years and 2 repairs we did ourselves was a good run for something that runs every single day. Did some internet research, some driving around to stores to look for any clearance ones and ended up with an Amana from Home Depot for $296 (with tax!). We installed it on Wednesday, no problem and I'm not cranky about doing dishes any more. My family is quite happy because I had turned into the Dish Nazi: "Why are you eating again?! You can rinse out that glass and use it over. We have paper plates, you know!" lol So far, I'm quite happy with my dishwasher. Major crisis averted even if hubby said it's my Christmas pressie.

The same day we brought home the dishwasher we donated blood (Tuesday). Hubby and I had done it years ago (more years ago for him than me) and our daughter, who just turned 17, wanted to donate for the first time. Quite proud of her especially since she did not have a good experience and is still willing to donate again in the future. The guy couldn't find her vein in her left arm and dug the needle around while it was *IN* her arm. WTF?! A lady finally came over and did her right arm, lickity split, no problems. Yeah, so not getting that guy again. *evil look*

In addition, hubby took a couple days off to tie into his regular off days (Fri-Thurs) and I mentioned in last Sunday's Post we worked outside Saturday and Sunday morning. We also worked outside Monday then came in to work on the dishwasher. Got quite a bit done before the rain and colder than normal temps came on Tuesday (today was the first nice day since then). However, that meant I read very little and picked up zero Amazon freebies. I was getting quite twitchy about it, too. Anyway...

That's it for me. AVR News Update signing off. May all your books enthrall you.
Shelf Additions
From the library
Nada


From NetGalley (dammit)
 



In the Mail
All the way from London.
Many thanks to Sweetmeats Press!



For Review



26 comments:

  1. Enjoy your new books and your dishwasher! I don't have one as I'm one of those weird people that enjoy this. But then again there is only 2 of us in my house so there is never too much to be done.

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    1. Thanks! When the kids are in Ohio visiting my parents I could pretty much run the dishwasher every other day or just do the dishes myself if I haven't cooked much. But having 5 of us (3 of them teens!), yeah. Need it for my sanity. lol

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  2. Oh, what a great dishwasher story! Not so great living through it, though, right?

    And your tale of the person drawing blood sounded "vampirish"....and made me wonder where they train these folks?

    I hate having needles in my veins...the technicians always have problems, so now they do my bloodwork through the veins in my hands. I am tired of being a pincushion! LOL

    Here are MY WEEKLY UPDATES

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    1. Oh, it sucked. lol I don't hate doing the dishes more than dusting or cooking, but it's a up there on the list. lol

      I don't know, but he needed some more training. My lady had a bit of a problem locating my vein with her fingers, but once she found it the rest was cake. :)

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  3. Thankfully my dishwasher will never break...We always had one growing up but my house isn't big enough to put one in so my husband is our official dishwasher!

    I am a chicken when it comes to donating blood and I know that is awful. My one arm has a great vein in it that makes it so easy to get it but I pass out at the sight of a needle..I'm a fun patient :)

    I have been trying to be a good girl not getting any books, but like you I am getting twitchy!!!

    Have a great week!

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    1. I've had one for too many years to give it up easily. lol Good for your husband!

      Awww! Maybe you could try a blindfold? :)

      Twitchy is not good! It's makes a person cranky, right? :D Thanks!

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  4. OK that sounds like a horrible debut bloodgiving experience for your daughter! Good for her for not being put off by it. I'm not allowed to give blood for medical reasons so I greatly admire everyone who does it. Hope you enjoy your books!

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  5. "From NetGalley (dammit)" - snort snicker giggle. I hear ya. :D

    Oh, that was a funny story about the dishwasher but not funny at the time I'm sure. LOL I'm glad it worked out and you got a great price.

    I also have Cover Your Eyes, it looks good.

    Good on you all for donating blood but ouch, your poor daughter. I hope it goes more smoothly next time!

    Happy reading!

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    1. Oh, NetGalley...*sigh* LOL

      No, it was more frustrating than anything. I hope this one lasts 14 yrs (or more). LOL

      I've read one other book by Burton and loved it. I have a couple more that I'll be working on soon. I'm looking forward to them! :)

      I hope so, too or she may say the heck with it.

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  6. "From Netgalley (dammit)"-Ha Ha I totally get it.

    The Grace Burrowes book looks really good. You got some great books.

    Grace @ Books of Love

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    1. The Burrowes book was the one that did it. I got the widget in my email and of course I had to look around while I was there. *sigh* lol

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  7. Sounds like a crazy week. We had a similar situation with a dishwasher so I know it's no fun. The best time was when the garbage disposal broke out of it's brackets and fell into the cabinet below while grinding. Talk about a mess! Totally related to the NetGalley (dammit) comment. That place is my no book buying kryptonite. I'm curious about the Mary Burton. I was so tempted but then decided against it and now I'm kind of regretting it. Looking forward to seeing what you think. Have a great week!

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    1. We don't have a garbage disposal, but I can picture that in my head. Eeek!

      Oh, I read another book by Mary Burton and loved it. I have several more just waiting for me to crack them open. I recommend you run back to NetGalley quick and pick it up. :)

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  8. I got Cover Your Eyes as well! Darn NetGalley and my lack of self control :) I am super excited to read it though as I've been in the mood for a good thriller thanks to the colder weather. Have a great week and enjoy your new dishwasher!!

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    1. I'm glad I'm not alone. lol NetGalley is the reason I don't use my Edelweiss account. I'm afraid. Very afraid. LOL Oh, I loved the one Burton book I read! I can't wait to read the others of hers that I have. *bounces* Thanks! :)

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  9. I bet your new dishwasher is quieter too so your reading will be more enjoyable. LOL
    I'd get twitchy if I didn't purchase at least one book also. Enjoy all those awesome reads.
    Here is my Sunday post - http://fuonlyknew.com/2014/09/28/whats-new-on-my-bookshelf-80-and-the-sunday-post/

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    1. It's about the same, but it's quieter than my cursing while doing dishes by hand. LOL

      I agree and thanks! :)

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  10. I get cranky when I can't use my dishwasher either. You don't realise how good they are until you don't have one any more do you?
    Nice book haul again this week. I hope you have a good one.
    Sharon @ Sharon's Book Nook!

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    1. Exactly! I don't mind washing up a few things by hand, but an entire meals worth? Yeah, no. lol

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  11. Honestly, I don't know how to use a dishwasher. Perhaps I'm not that domesticated. LOL! Anyway, your books are awesome! Hope you're enjoying them!

    Here's mine!
    My Week in a Wrapped #1

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    1. Dishwashers are fairly simple as far as machines go. The first time I used one was in an apartment and I didn't have the instructions for it. I figured it out and haven't looked back. lol

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  12. What a great haul. And high five for giving blood!

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  13. LOL Netgalley got me a couple times this week too though I swore...NO MORE! Heh. Gah about the dishwasher. And yes it is SO gross in there. I cleaned mine this summer then promptly re-washed every single dish in my kitchen because Gak!. lol Glad yall were able to get a lot done :D

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    1. NetGalley is sneaky that way. lol And yes, soooooo gross! *shudders* I wish we'd get some dry weather so we can get some more done outside. Though it's nice staying in and watching Netflix. :D

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