Things didn’t exactly go according to plan this week. I shared on my last Weekly Wrap Up that we were having to deal with a mouse problem. I thought that we had caught them all so imagine my surprise when I opened a cabinet in the kitchen to find evidence that they had been having a grand time in my kitchen. We had to pull the dishwasher out from under the countertop to find where they might be getting into the area. We trapped 2 more mice that night. I was more upset about those two than any of the ones the previous week because I thought that we had already caught them all. I was pretty down for a couple of days. I do think that we have finally caught them all because there have been no new signs. We have pretty much decided that we need to tear out the ceiling in our basement and replace it with a drop ceiling that we will be able to access when needed. That’s a big job and I am not sure I am ready for it.
Friday night we were hit by a pretty good hailstorm. We had golf ball-sized hail for about 10 minutes and it was pretty scary for a bit. We have 4 cars: 2 were in the garage, 1 is already covered with hail damage, and the car we bought for my daughter sustained some damage. We also noticed that the awning over our patio in the backyard is dented up. I might have to get the roof inspected as well.
I am trying really hard to get everything done and in order since we are leaving for vacation on Tuesday! I might try to get a couple of posts scheduled before we leave but I doubt that I will be around much (if at all) for the next week or so.
What I’m Reading
I finished two books this week. Sarina Bowen is always a winner for me and her upcoming book, Waylaid, was no exception. It has been years since I last read any of Kathy Reichs’s work but I really enjoyed The Bone Code.
I am still working on Capture the Crown by Jennifer Estep. I really like the book but I have been so tired at night that I just haven’t read a lot. I have just a couple of hours of City of Lies by Victoria Thompson left. It’s an okay book but I am happy that I finally got started with it so that I can scratch another older review book from my tbr.
Cloud Cuckoo Land by Anthony Doerr (NetGalley)
Favorite Instagram Post of the Week
What books do you add to your shelves this week?