Monday, July 12, 2021

AVR Weekly News ~ 403rd Edition

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~ Show what's upcoming ~ 
~ Share news ~ 
~ Display book hauls ~

  • Sunday ~ Meme ~ AVR Weekly News ~ 402nd Edition
  • Thursday ~ Review ~ Things To Do Before The End Of The World by Emily Barr
  • Friday ~ Meme ~ Friday Featured Spotlight ~ TWR Ultimate Blog Tour: Instructions for Dancing
  • Tuesday ~ Review ~ Sheepdogs by Gordon Carroll
  • Thursday ~ Kindle Review ~ Hide & Chic by J.D. Blackrose
  • Friday ~ Meme ~ Friday Featured Spotlight ~ TWR Ultimate Tour: Mirrorland
  • Saturday ~ Kindle Review ~ Beguiled by Darynda Jones
  • Sunday ~ MemeAVR Weekly News ~ 404th Edition

Hello and Happy Sunday Monday!

On the Home Front: So, it was a busy week and an even busier weekend. Which is why I'm posting today instead of yesterday. Oops. Hubby and I worked on our shed all weekend. ALL weekend. It was hot and humid and we were soooooo sweaty and gross. We also did not get as far along as we would have liked. It would have been nice to just be done with it. But at least we're making progress. The plan this week is to work each day on the next steps after he gets home from work and hopefully get it all finished this weekend. I was going to say be all done on Saturday, but everything we do takes like 5x longer than I expect so I'll be happy if it's all done by Sunday (weather permitting). Except the painting. I'm not going to worry about that just yet since the siding is primed already. We bought the precut kit from Lowe's which has it's pros and cons. 
all precut
all pieces included (except foundation/floor, felt, shingles, drip edge and paint)
doors already assembled

wood quality is subpar (some pieces are outright shitty)
directions could be clearer
1 piece too short, a few others too long

So, to sum up: I'm not sure we'll ever buy a precut shed again. We've built 2 sheds freehand and we like that we can pick our own wood, getting the straightest pieces possible. The worst part, and the part that takes the longest when doing it this way, is measuring and cutting all the pieces. But at least we're not trying to wrestle twisted pieces into place or have wood that's split, shitty grain, or chewed up like it was a toy for a beaver.
Saturday: Back wall (on floor) and both sides (over on grass).
Sunday we built the front wall and raised them all. 

Ready for rafters now.

The rest of the week was just some appointments, Kyle got his second vaccine shot, and Trip and I moved gravel to the firewood racks we built earlier this year. Oh yeah. I forgot about that. Because it sucked. And we officially hate gravel. LOL We got rain Thursday from Elsa or we would have split wood on Friday. Here's where we moved gravel to:

Touching Nature: Hot, hot, hot. And humid. So gross. Got about an inch of rain from Elsa on Thursday. Trip and I moved gravel on Tuesday. Hubby and I worked on the shed. The boys helped raise the walls after we got them built. See above.

Book News: I have 3 reviews left to write. I think.

Don't Touch That Dial!: Winding up the A-Team. Wow. Season 5 is terrible. I forgot about that. lol We really need to get back to Star Wars: The Clone Wars, but we saw Medium was added to Hulu (or was it the Roku Channel?) and we never finished that way back when. So, we may watch it next instead.

At the Flicks: Nope

Cyberspace Playground: Nope

Randomness:  Bloody weather.

Carol's Nuggets of Wisdom: I keep a little swiffer in my Pilot so I can dust off the dashboard and stuff when I'm sitting waiting somewhere. I buy the replacement pads at Dollar General because they're cheap. I also keep laundry baskets in the back for my grocery pick up. Keeps the bags from rolling all over the place especially because I drive like I'm at the Indy 500.

That's it for me. AVR News Update signing off. May all your books enthrall you.

From the library

TWR Blog Tour


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