Sunday, September 11, 2016

Random Thoughts and New Books


Oh what a week, last week my still new car with less than 7,000 miles on it was parked while I was in the gym. It was minding its own business when a transport van backed into it. UPSETTING, yes, but fortunately there were witnesses and after a week in the shop, it's back home looking new again at no cost to me.


We've had a lovely change in weather from hot and humid to breezy and high 70 temps with low 50's at night. I'm so happy the AC is off now and I can start thinking about different meals to prepare and apple season.  Today is the official start of football season so I look forward to more free time on Sundays and Monday nights since I'm not a fan but, my husband is.

 (Book Sale Finds)
I loved Cutting for Stone when I listened to it years ago
but wanted a copy for my someday reread shelf


(New Books by Mail)

Have a Great Week All

21 comments:

  1. ugh, that sucks about your car! When my car was new it broke down and I had to call roadside assistance, so while not the same thing... I can feel the pain of something happening to a new car!

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  2. Oh, your poor car! Glad you didn't just walk out and find it like that with no recourse!

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    1. I know it was so nice of the witness to look for me.

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  3. I knew that exercise stuff was dangerous!

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  4. Glad the car is back to looking as it should! Our weather has turned cooler and there's less humidity - yay! Enjoy your new books!

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  5. I've had Cutting for Stone on my TBR shelf for years. If it's that good I'll have to pull it out and read it already. Isn't this cool weather great? I'm loving it.

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    1. Trish, if you love audios Cutting for Stone is a great listen.

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  6. Glad your car as good as new, and doubly glad you didn't have to pay for repairs! I am loving this cooler weather, too, and having the same thoughts... apples, pumpkins, and cooking again. Have a good week, Diane.

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    1. Thanks JoAnn, it's funny how the change in seasons and temps makes us want to cook again LOL

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  7. I am glad there were witnesses to hold the transport driver accountable. Today, I heard something fall on top of my car as I was driving. My two week old car but I got out and don't see a thing. Maybe a squirrel??

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    1. WOW, that's a weird one Ti. Glad the phantom whatever didn't leave its mark LOL

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  8. Your poor car! I am glad it's all fixed now. And am glad there were witnesses to the accident. I still remember the day I was rushing out of my office to file a court report and noticed two women hovering around my car. One of them drove a giant truck with those gigantic tires. She'd run right over the hood of my car. I was in such a hurry to get the court report filed, I took her info and drove my limping car to the courthouse to file that report before calling the insurance company.

    Your weather sounds wonderful. It's been nice here too. We even turned off the air conditioner for a couple evenings, enjoying the breeze and cooler air.

    I never did manage to get through Cutting For Stone in audio. I loved the narrators voice, but I've learned I don't do well with longer audiobooks. I want to try reading it in print one of these days. I might have better luck.

    I hope you have a great week, Diane!

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    1. Wendy, you are one dedicated employee!! Driving your wounded car on a mission LOL I try not to do real long audio books but, for some reason Cutting for Stone was just addictive.

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  9. Oh no, what a bummer that happened to your new car but glad that at least no one was hurt and it is all fixed. I'm slightly jealous of your weather :) We are still pretty warm here so it'll be a while longer before our temps are enjoyable. Hope you enjoy your new reads!

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  10. We are in the middle of a long dry spell. Absolutely no sign of rain. Very hot, very humid. Sorry about the car but glad you got it back looking new again. Some very nice reads here.

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  11. I feel your pain about the damage to your new car! I bought a Mini Cooper several years ago (basically ordered it with all my specs, so it was a very special little car) and the first week I owned it, I came out of Target to find a shopping cart up against the driver's door. It must have rolled down the hill (thanks to the wind) and hit my car, which I had purposely parked far away from other cars and the shopping cart corral. I almost burst into tears, I was so upset. But the paint wasn't broken and the dent was just a small crease, so I let it go. It's always that first ding that gets to you, though, right?

    Isn't this cooler weather lovely? We had rain (with lightning and thunder) all night and it's supposed to continue today. Rather odd for September, but I'll take it.

    I loved Cutting for Stone (listened on audio) and hope to eventually read it again. Your new books look great!

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  12. Bummer about the car! Glad it's all sorted out and taken care of without hitting your purse! Those are some good finds! I'm intrigued that you loved Cutting For Stone so much that you got your own copy! I will have to read that book.

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  13. A lovely collection of books. Even here in So Cal we are having a couple days of clouds, cooler temps, even a drizzle this morning. We will still have heat and sun for a few more weeks but it is a sign of things to come.

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