What a week! I have been dreading our office move since I found out it was happening. We got the keys to the new space on September 1st and have until the 14th to complete the move. The office is moving from an 8,000 square foot building to a space with 3,000 square feet. I am one of only 3 people that work in that location and one of the employees had a vacation scheduled before the dates for the move were announced. Do you have any idea how overwhelming it is to pack a building that size that is filled to the brim? I did a lot of physical work this week and next week will be even worse. I am not impressed by the whole thing so far.
I was devastated by the fact that a friend of ours died from Covid this week. He lived in another state so we didn’t get to spend as much time with him over the years but I always enjoyed the visits we did share. He was only 53 and I know that he will be missed by many.
On a positive note, the doors and windows that we ordered back in March were finally installed this week. This was a pretty big project with 3 basement windows and 5 doors. The new sliding glass doors have blinds inside the door so we were able to ditch the vertical blinds that have been driving me crazy since we bought the house a year ago.
I have been mentally drained at the end of each day since the move started and haven’t wanted to do anything online. I have not been sleeping well either. I needed this 3 day weekend more than I would have even imagined. Hopefully, things will calm down soon.
What I’m Reading
I finished three books this week which is pretty good when you consider how my week went. I have a weak spot for hockey romances so Hard Fall by Brenda Rothert and Kat Mizera was a book that I just couldn’t resist. I listened to Certain Dark Things by Silvia Moreno-Garcia early in the week and liked it but not quite as much as I had hoped that I would. The Santa Suit by Mary Kay Andrews was a fun shorter read.
I am about halfway through Witch Please by Ann Aguirre and am enjoying it so far. I picked up Graveyard Fields by Steven Tingle on Saturday and hope to finish before the holiday weekend is over.
Witch Please by Ann Aguirre (NetGalley); To All the Dogs I’ve Loved Before by Lizzie Shane (NetGalley); Cloud Cuckoo Land by Anthony Doerr (Libro.fm); The Inheritance of Orquidea Divina by Zoraida Cordova (Libro.fm); Heard It in a Love Song by Tracey Garvis Graves (NetGalley)
The Seven Visitations of Sydney Burgess by Andy Marino (Publisher); Graveyard Fields by Steven Tingle (Publisher); Velvet Was the Night by Silvia Morena-Garcia (Purchased); Portrait of a Scotsman by Evie Dunmore (Purchased); The Love Hypothesis by Ali Hazelwood (Purchased)
Favorite Instagram Post of the Week
What books do you add to your shelves this week?