Sunday, September 27, 2020

The Sunday Post [59]

The Sunday Post is a weekly meme hosted by Kimberly at the Caffeinated Reviewer! It's an opportunity to share news, post a recap for the previous week, showcase books, and highlight what's planned for the week ahead.


Halito! How is everyone this week? I am S L O W L Y catching up on all the things, but we've hit a lot of snags with the new house. First of all, I had no idea it was so EXPENSIVE to have trees removed. It's seriously astronomical, and I don't know why. 😭 We were wanting to add solar panels, but they can't install them if the majority of the roof is constantly shaded (duh). Lowe's also refuses to touch our floors since the house was built before a certain year. Why? Because there might be asbestos. HOWEVER, we had the house checked for asbestos before we bought it, but apparently that doesn't matter - - Lowe's Policy. It's the little things that are the most aggravating. Honestly, I thought we'd have all of the larger remodeling completed by now, so I'm pretty bummed that we still have so much to do before we can actually move in. And I thought buying a house was stressful - - geez. 

Previous week on the blog:

What I'm currently reading:

They Threw Us Away (The Teddies Saga, #1) by Daniel Kraus & Rovina Cai (Illustrator) πŸ“±
Breathless by Jennifer Niven πŸ“–
Black Sun (Between Earth and Sky, #1) by Rebecca Roanhorse πŸ“±
  • They Threw Us Away is DARK. I've asked my son repeatedly if he's okay, or if he wants me to stop and read something else to him. One of the bears is damaged (like someone dropped her box in the store, or she was smooshed at the factory), so she isn't on the same cognitive level as the others. She almost dies a lot. There are several near-death experiences, AND ALSO ACTUAL DEATH. Gruesome deaths. *shudders*
  • I JUST picked up Breathless and I am super excited about reading this one! If you want to see pictures of the book's unboxing, check out my Instagram! 
  • Black Sun is a buddy read I'm doing with Amber over at Du Livre. I like it so far, but the world is super confusing. Luckily, Amber found a map online! 

What I plan on reading next: 

The Wrong King of Woman by Sarah McCraw Crow πŸ“–
To Sleep in a Sea of Stars by Christopher Paolini 🎧

What I'm watching: 


Challenge updates:


  1. Removing tress is SO expensive!! We had to remove a lot in FL because of hurricanes.

    Everything about houses is stressful lol but once you're settled it's nice. And yours.

    Karen @ For What It's Worth

    1. IT IS OMG. 😱 I'm ready to get to the not-stressful part of home ownership. ;)

  2. I hope you're not going to have to move for a long time, because it sounds like your stress level went through the roof (what an apt metaphor LOL). So, you'll have to keep your floors the way they are?

    1. My stress level has reached new highs! We are definitely not keeping the original flooring. It was super gross and there's no way I would let my kids live on it. We've had flooring people out all week, and they were supposed to be finished on Wednesday. They keep needing an extra day for this or that, and it's super frustrating. I just want to be finished!

  3. Sorry to hear about all the difficulties with remodeling your new house! I hope things settle down soon.

    1. Things should be better next week. The flooring people and the electricians SHOULD be finished by the end of the day. They keep needing to come back for this or that, and I'm exhausted trying to move my schedule around to accommodate them for additional days.

  4. Lowe's policy sounds pretty dumb to me! I did know that getting trees removed could be a problem...we investigated a tree in a neighbour's garden but it was too expensive for them to remove! I hope you can find a solution.

    1. It is! They're looking out for themselves, so I get it, but it's still frustrating. We have another tree company coming out today, so hopefully he doesn't want $6000 for one tree.

  5. Sending all the hugs your way for your house! Here's hoping that things don't have any more hiccups and that you can get new floors *fingers crossed*! And I wish we were closer, both my dad and Uncle can fall trees and have tractors, backhoe etc to help. It's ridiculous how much companies will charge just to fall a tree, we've always had family do it because of that. Hugs!
    Jen @ Star-Crossed Book Blog

    1. The floors are finished! The trees are not. I also wish you lived closer!! That would be amazing. We found someone that would do it for less, but they're really dragging their feet.


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