This was quite the week. We got our daughter settled into her new campus apartment on Friday so our nest is once again empty. The normal round trip drive to her school and back home takes about 5 hours but there was a fatal accident just a little bit ahead of us on the way there and we sat in one place for about 40 minutes. Driving past the wreckage was heartbreaking once we were finally able to move. My daughter’s apartment is on the third floor so I was very thankful that the furniture was provided by the school and we just had to carry all of her belongings up the stairs.
I guess the second big event of the week was my ongoing battle with insurance. The hailstorm at the beginning of July caused quite a bit of damage to our home. Insurance has approved a new roof but they are claiming that the hail damage to our patio awning is not only not covered, but that it is not even hail damage. I am beyond mad and might have lost my temper. So I have to pay my $1500 deductible plus the full cost of replacing my patio awning if I want my home to look like it did before the storm.
Last week I mentioned that I thought I was having some thyroid problems. This week I had an appointment with my doctor and learned that my thyroid levels were at the very low end of the normal range. I hate it when this happens because I am with the normal limits but I feel horrible. The doctor did agree to increase my medication a bit. I really feel like my thyroid is one of the major reasons that I can’t seem to get things done lately and hope that I will have enough energy to keep up with life with this medication change.
I once again fell behind in all things related to the blog. My evenings were spent getting my daughter ready to leave for college and my days were spent working (and trying to get the office ready to move). I didn’t even get all of the reviews written that I had planned. I hope to be much more consistent next week.
What I’m Reading
I finished three books this week. I thought that The Introvert’s Guide to Online Dating by Emma Hart was a fun romance. Paper & Blood by Kevin Hearne was just as good as I had hoped it would be. I also had a good time reading Feral Creatures by Kira Jane Buxton.
I am actually between books right now. I usually have no problem deciding what I want to read next but I am at a loss right now. Who knows what I will end up picking up next.
Finlay Donovan Knocks ‘Em Dead by Elle Cosimano (NetGalley)
Favorite Instagram Post of the Week
What books do you add to your shelves this week?