Sunday, August 7, 2016

AVR Weekly News ~ 155th Edition

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--- AVR News Update ---
Hello and Happy Sunday!

On the Home Front: So much going on and so little time to do it. After we got back from our trip I did 3 days worth of laundry. 3.Days. My poor septic tank. Appt's, deadlines, errands, oh my. I feel like a chicken with it's head cut off. And yes, they actually do that sometimes. On the plus side, my father-in-law and his girlfriend arrived Friday evening and are visiting until the 14th. They'll be visiting other family in the area as well, but yesterday we had a full house. They've never met April's husband or seen the great-grandkids or even seen Timothy and April since they were little, so it was a day of visiting and pictures. :)

Touching Nature: Thunder. Rain. Hot. Thunder. Rain. Humid. Thunder. Shampoo, rinse, repeat. Except who ever repeats? Oh, right. That bitch Mother Nature does.

Book News: I'm behind. So far behind. I thought I could get caught up and float on my back for awhile, but no. I'm still dog paddling at a furious pace. At the moment I still have my head above water, but if I don't start making a dent in things I'll be going under a bit at a time. *glug glug sputter*

Don't Touch That Dial!: We watched exactly one episode of NCIS. August is shaping up to be just as busy as July was. *sigh*

At the Flicks: Nada. Unfortunately.

Cyberspace Playground: Because this is both funny and sexy. :D (there's no nudity but a porn-stache does make an appearance lol)

Randomness: Totally me.

Carol's Nuggets of Wisdom: Did you know, after your clothes have washed, if you shake them out so they aren't all wadded up from the spin cycle and then throw them in the dryer they dry faster? Trust me.  There are people who don't know this. Also, while we're on dryer wisdom, clean out your lint filter after each load. Yes, each load. AND if you use dryer sheets, occasionally wash your lint filter using a scrubby brush with soap and water because dryer sheets create a waxy film that prevents air flow. AND clean out the lint from the outside blower vent. It helps if you have small hands & arms or a kid to do this depending on how yours is configured (thanks Kyle!) We've also found acorn shells in our outside vent. WTF squirrels?! Really?! Little bastards.

That's it for me. AVR News Update signing off. May all your books enthrall you.
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  1. Thunder, Rain, Hot, Humid, Repeat sounds like my summer, too. The past two days it has rained non-stop. I like spending mornings in my garden so this is no fun. :(
    I've never thought to do that with my laundry. I will start shaking them out from now on! I can't wait til the weather is nice again so I can start hanging my clothes up again. Saves a ton of money! :)
    Happy Reading!

    Stacy Renee @ Lazy Day Literature

  2. Coming back from vacation is always so hectic. I'm always glad to be home but all that laundry is so intimidating and it always seems like every appointment that I need for the year is scheduled the week of return. I need to remember about washing the lint trap because I do use dryer sheets. I know someone whose entire house burnt to the ground because of a dryer related fire so I'm a little paranoid. Have a great week!

  3. Squirrels are little fuzzy bastards. :P

    Coming home from vacation can be exhausting! Sorry Mother Nature is being such a bitch to you, too bad you can't kick her butt.

    Now, ignore the real world, and watch some TV and read a book or six. :)

  4. We've had a lot of rain where we were too. It was horrible. Here’s my Sunday Post!

  5. What a busy week you've had! I cannot imagine 3 days straight of laundry. That would drive me nuts. I hope you enjoy the time with your visitors!

  6. I think we have entered the Thunder, Rain, Hot, etc thing now. UGH. Hope August gets better for you! :)


  7. Honestly, I don't know how you keep up!