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It's Monday! What Are You Reading? (May 22): 05/22/17
My husband is home for a month and then he's off again for another business trip. That should be the last of the trips for a while.
We had no more plumbing problems but repairmen suddenly showed up on Monday to pour concrete at the bottom of the stairs that lead from our stoop to the stairs leading to the carport. As we live in a townhouse, repairs like this aren't unheard of but usually we're giving a warning the week before. The bottom area has always flooded as long as we've lived here and with the last very rainy season it was perpetually a little square pond. Now that's been filled in with a four inch slap of cement that connects the two bottom stairs. I would feel better about the repair if they had left a draining tunnel under or through the slab. I think the flooding problem isn't solved — just altered into a new problem.
Saturday my daughter's school hosted a school-wide art show. They turned the cafeteria into an art gallery. The PTA and the principal saw me with my camera and asked me to document the entire event so they could share pictures with the school board. My daughter did a calligraphy project with her class and also submitted this piece with the two different color wheels which she did on her own at home.
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Comment #1: Monday, May 22, 2017 at 02:32:15
Sorry to hear about the poor concrete. I hope everything is going well with the repairing process. Ohh your daughter is so cute. It is beautiful. She is so creative. I hope you enjoy the books you're currently reading and planning on reading this week. Have a wonderful week. 😁
Comment #2: Monday, May 22, 2017 at 09:39:00
We won't know until October or November if the cement slab is a fix to the flooding problem. My daughter was thrilled to participate in the art show. She's been making art for most of her life.
Comment #3: Monday, May 22, 2017 at 02:46:54
Sure hope the water problem isn't channelled somewhere else. When it rains I guess you'll know. Loved any book I've read by Eve Bunting.
Comment #4: Monday, May 22, 2017 at 09:44:00
We probably won't get rain until October or November. The homes are above a crawl space so flooding is unlikely.
Comment #5: Monday, May 22, 2017 at 07:52:59
Enjoy your books...I agree that the cement slab might just be another kind of problem...sigh.
Congrats on your daughter's art contribution. I love it!
Thanks for sharing...and for visiting my blog.
Comment #6: Monday, May 22, 2017 at 09:47:00
Her piece was one part art, one part experiment. She wanted to compare how color wheels would look with red, yellow, and blue vs magenta, yellow, and cyan as primaries.
Comment #7: Monday, May 22, 2017 at 09:13:58
Oy, hope your concrete problem turns out to be a solution and not just a bandaid! How frustrating.
Looks like lots of fun books on your list, perfect for summer! Happy reading this week!!
Comment #8: Monday, May 22, 2017 at 09:51:00
The thing that annoys me most is that we weren't told why it was being done or given any chance to provide feedback before it was done. Three weeks until summer vacation begins for the kids.
Comment #9: Monday, May 22, 2017 at 10:07:16
Nice looking bunch of books. Congratulate your daughter on her cool art project. Come see my week here. Happy reading!
Comment #10: Monday, May 22, 2017 at 09:53:00
I will! Enjoy your books.
Comment #11: Monday, May 22, 2017 at 11:56:15
At least the water will help your plants???? Look at all that reading you got done.
Comment #12: Monday, May 22, 2017 at 09:55:00
I wish but there isn't anything there to water. It goes to the dirt that's under our stoop. Most of my books this week were short.
Comment #13: Monday, May 22, 2017 at 17:04:46
I hope the water doesn't settle at the house's foundation.
That is an adorable piece of art work your daughter had entered in the art show.
Enjoy this week of reading.
Comment #14: Monday, May 22, 2017 at 20:53:00
We're on a hill and the water flow doesn't go in the direction of the foundation. If it's going to settle against a foundation it will be the base of the stairs leading up to my front door.
Comment #15: Monday, May 22, 2017 at 18:10:50
That's cool you were asked to capture the art event for the board. Nice! And hopefully the concrete solves the problem, but yeah... that might not be the end of the story. :)
I finally read Lumberjanes last week, and Real Friends looks good. I always like Shannon Hale.
Comment #16: Monday, May 22, 2017 at 21:04:00
Read Friends is good but heartbreaking in parts. You'll come away knowing Shannon Hale better.
Comment #17: Monday, May 22, 2017 at 18:23:36
Sam @ WLABB
I love your daughter's piece! She looks so proud in the picture. =)
I have pushed A List of Cages up my TBR because everyone is saying great things. Looking forward to it.
Comment #18: Monday, May 22, 2017 at 21:10:00
I'll be reviewing A List of Cages on Saturday.
Comment #19: Monday, May, 22, 2017 at 19:44:10
You read a lot of fascinating titles last week. An Elephant is Not a Cat? Really?
Comment #20: Monday, May 22, 2017 at 21:13:00
An Elephant is Not a Cat isn't the only book to conflate the two animals. There's also My Cat, the Silliest Cat in the World by Gilles Bachelet.
Comment #21: Monday, May 22, 2017 at 21:11:32
Yay for your husband being home for the moment! :) And congrats to your daughter - I love that color wheel project!
I need to add An Elephant is Not a Cat to the list - I am intrigued that you called it odd. :)
Comment #22: Monday, May 22, 2017 at 21:16:00
The color wheel project was all her idea. An Elephant is Not a Cat is an older book. I've had mine since I was a kid.
Comment #23: Monday, May, 22, 2017 at 22:31:12
The Bibliophile Mystery series sounds like some fun books. I'll have to check them out.
Hope you enjoy your all your reading this week!
Comment #24: Monday, May 22, 2017 at 21:39:00
I find the Bibliophile Mystery hit or miss. I love the book binding aspects of them but the main character's Hippie family gets on my nerves.
Comment #25: Monday, May, 22, 2017 at 22:53:23
Sounds like you are having a good week. That looks like a cool project your daughter did. Enjoy having your hubby home.
Comment #26: Monday, May 22, 2017 at 21:44:00
My daughter always seems to have a project going. It was great for her to have a venue to show one of them.
Comment #27: Monday, May 22, 2017 at 23:58:42
Lumberjanes continues to be my favorite comic recently. Happy you're reading it.
Congrats on the art show. And I understand about townhomes--we just sold our condo, and I remember having to deal with another team to 'fix' things.
Comment #28: Monday, May 22, 2017 at 21:44:00
I have four more volumes at home to read. I hope to get to them soon.
The weird thing about this repair is that usually non-emergency repairs are done slowly and cautiously and with lots of warning. These guys just showed up with no warning.
Comment #29: Wednesday, May 24, 2017 at 20:51:51
I hope you enjoyed Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children, and enjoy Storm! I'm only on book 2 in the Amanda Sun series, but yeah, very good series! Thanks for stopping by! happy reading!
Comment #30: Wednesday, May 24, 2017 at 18:15:00
I enjoyed the first 250 pages of Miss Peregrine and then the book fell apart for me in the final act. I will explain how and why in the review when I get it posted. I am enjoying Storm. It's my current lunchtime read on my iPhone.
Comment #31: Thursday, May 25, 2017 at 20:43:09
I LOVE Lumberjanes!
Comment #32: Thursday, May 25, 2017 at 18:06:00
I have four more volumes to read. I will get to them soon.
Comment #33: Friday, May 26, 2017 at 07:29:24
The art show sounds good and I"m glad you were able to document it for them!
Interested to hear what you thought of Miss Peregrines. I was left somewhat underwhelmed and haven't yet continued with the series. I am interested in watching the movie though.
Comment #34: Saturday, May 27, 2017 at 15:41:00
I was riveted for the first two thirds of the book. Then as the monsters were revealed I was disenchanted. It was too much like Bleach. I have the other two books and I will read them but I'm not interested in seeing the movie.
Comment #35: Saturday, May, 27, 2017 at 17:51:43
My kids have Real Friends out from the library right now. The only problem is that they both want to be reading it all the time!!
Hope you enjoyed your books this week!
Comment #36: Saturday, May 27, 2017 at 15:47:00
I knew Read Friends would be a book my daughter would love and want to re-read so I bought a copy for her. She read it three times before she gave it to me to read.
Comment #37: Sunday, May 28, 2017 at 01:21:21
A List of Cages looks really good! Hope you enjoy it! Thanks for stopping by! Happy reading!
Comment #38: Sunday, May 28, 2017 at 12:47:00.
It is. You can read my review here.