Sunday, June 3, 2018

AVR Weekly News ~ 248th Edition

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

On the Home Front: Our nearly 18-yr-old fridge went on the fritz. It was running at about 60º even though the freezer was cold. We tried cleaning the coils and such because it had been quite awhile and can I just say ewwwww! However, that didn't fix the issue, so I had to move as much as possible to our other fridge and small chest freezer as well as buy ice for our big ass cooler (yes, I actually call it that) while we let it defrost. After 24hrs (could have plugged it in after 12 but that would have made it 11:30pm and fuck that shit-besides I wanted to give it a thorough cleaning) I plugged it in and...nothing. So researched online and a tip was to turn the settings up to the warmest ones and see if it kicks on. I did that, went to pick up Kyle from school and when I got home it was running. Yay! Looks we bought some more time for it. Whew! Fridges are fucking costly. I really didn't want that expense right now. Other than the Fridge Fiasco, my week has been fairly routine.

I was so tired last week I think I forgot to post my youngest child's photo of him in his snappy clothes, all ready for his Senior Project presentation. He cleans up pretty good. lol He has exams next week and graduation is the 17th. After 27 years and 4 kids (ages: 32, 20, 18, 17) , I can finally retire from the car rider line. Thank the Book Gods.

Touching Nature: Rain, rain, humid, hot, rain, rain, fuck this shit. I did manage to mow this week, so yay.

Book News: I've read 36 books so far this year. That puts me 26 books behind on my GR challenge of 150. I mean, 150 is low to begin with for me, so that right there? That is just...depressing.

Don't Touch That Dial!: Instead of watching tv shows Trip, Kyle, and I did an extended edition watch of The Hobbit and Lord of the Rings. One movie per night. Whew!

At the Flicks: Hoping to see Solo tomorrow.

Cyberspace Playground: I have been caught up in #cockygate, so not much else going on other than the usual Pokémon and Wordscapes playing.

Randomness: I admit it. I LOL'd at this meme. Also, I've met the actor in the photo. :D

Carol's Nuggets of Wisdom: Not my nugget, but it resonates all the same.
Sam's Speech - Worth Fighting For

Frodo : I can't do this, Sam.
Sam : I know.
It's all wrong
By rights we shouldn't even be here.
But we are.
It's like in the great stories Mr. Frodo.
The ones that really mattered.
Full of darkness and danger they were,
and sometimes you didn't want to know the end.
Because how could the end be happy.
How could the world go back to the way it was when so much bad happened.
But in the end, it's only a passing thing, this shadow.
Even darkness must pass.
A new day will come.
And when the sun shines it will shine out the clearer.
Those were the stories that stayed with you.
That meant something.
Even if you were too small to understand why.
But I think, Mr. Frodo, I do understand.
I know now.
Folk in those stories had lots of chances of turning back only they didn’t.
Because they were holding on to something.
Frodo : What are we holding on to, Sam?
Sam : That there’s some good in this world, Mr. Frodo. And it’s worth fighting for.
That's it for me. AVR News Update signing off. May all your books enthrall you.
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  1. Our fridge has been without a light in it for about 2 years. The fridge is old but I wont fix it our get a new one until this one dies. So we search for things in the dark and I am used to it. Now I don't have to worry if the light stays on when the door is closed. ;)

    He looks nice! I hope his presentation went well and YAY no more car lines! :)

    Kah Key! I see what they did. :)

    Have a great week, Carol! Happy Reading! ox

  2. Look at all the books. Oh I love Sam's speech. now you have me wanting to read the book or watch the Hope the fridge holds out for a while.

  3. Wow, great week of books! I love Sam's speech. I haven't seen all the movies tho. I have never read the books. My brother loves the books! Have a great week!

    Mary my #Sunday Roundup #21!

  4. Great job on the Fridge Fiasco! I hope it is ok now. And you've got lots of books for your summer reading. I also picked the Thinnest Air for my Kindle first book. Anne - Books of My Heart

  5. Our fridge decided to die a few years ago and I was not a fan. It kept stopping without warning and I got tired of losing food but that cost was not fun. Your youngest does look snappy! I don't mind elementary school car line because I can read in it but the other's aren't nearly as fun. Have a great week!

  6. I’m glad the fridge still has some life in it. Those are expensive, and they always break at the worst possible time. Your son looks very fancy. :) Have a great week and enjoy your new books!

    Aj @ Read All The Things!