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State testing days are over! There are 12 more days of school, and then our final staff day! Whoot! The man’s dad flew out last night. During the week they…did a ride out…had all the bushes in the back yard removed…and built this rockscape thingy. One of the bushes that was removed was a rattlesnake attractant. No wonder I nearly stepped on the rattlesnake at Thanksgiving! While at the park, talking about this very subject, of course we came upon another snake. Life!
I also lost it (nicely) on my Internet service provider. I did multiple internet speed tests from various providers. The average was less than 1 Mbps for downloads. I have the “extreme” Internet package of 50 Mpbs downloading. I wasn’t even getting 1/50 of what I was paying for! This is the third or fourth week of this, and each week I come back home it has been progressively getting worse. I finally had time to call (after calling about 8 numbers that did not work) and got the issue resolved (for now). I realized I am not only behind on my blog, I’m barely keeping up week to week because I’ve just been putting this whole thing off and unable to work at home. What I have gotten done was at the man’s or at work. I hope that all changes soon!
The man’s dad left Saturday afternoon. It was raining like crazy! He told me to take care of his boy, and that he’d be back in the fall! 🙂
We encountered another snake at the park Friday night. We had just walked past something dug up and were looking at it, and Baby had walked ahead with the slack in the leash. The man screamed “SNAKE!” Baby was literally standing one footstep away from it! It was off to the side of the path and coming up all curled around the rocks to the side of the sidewalk. It’s head was up and alert, and it was bleeding about half an inch back from its eye. Turns out something dug up it’s nest of eggs, and they were all broken. We threw rocks at it and let it decide if it was going to cross or turn around. Thankfully it didn’t take very long to decide, but I was more thankful that it didn’t get Baby. I’ve tried looking for photos of what kind of snake it was, but I’m not finding anything that looks like it. It was a high sheen black with very distinctive gold diamonds.
Remember, there are free audiobooks all summer long! Get your first week’s before they’re gone!
~ Last Week on G1000W ~
As you can see, I didn’t get hardly anything done this week. Even my regulars were skipped.
- Sunday Post ~ The Week of the Dad’s Arrival
- Cover Characteristics ~ Maps
Top Ten Tuesday ~
- First Chapter First Paragraph ~ Aether Spirit
Famous Last Words #5
- Thoughts on Thursday ~ The Battle of Standalones vs. Series
- Feature Follow Friday ~ Hooking Blurbs
~ This Week on G1000W ~
- Cover Characteristic ~ Silhouettes
- Review ~ Noble Secrets
- Review ~ Aether Spirit
- Review + Giveaway ~ 27 Days to Midnight
- Top Ten Tuesday ~ TBD
- First Chapter First Paragraph ~ TBD
- WWW Wednesday
- Famous Last Words #5
- Thoughts on Thursday ~ Literary Vacation
- Feature Follow Friday ~ TBD
~ New Arrivals to Land of 1000 Wonders ~
Alright, here is the signed book my friend brought back from her library conference, oh, four weeks ago. 🙂
I also won Rachel’s 2 year blogoversary international prize at Confessions of a Book Geek, and I selected The Neverland Wars! Apparently The Book Depository is showing it at double price what I am seeing it for, so we’re still working on resolving that. My back up is Kristin Hannah.
I also won Cilla’s Paved With Books giveaway and selected Matilda by Roald Dahl.
~ Around Town in the Spotlight ~
- Nick @ Nick & Nereyda’s Infinite Book List talks about why disappointing series ending might be good
- Cait @ Paper Fury shares 2016 series enders and the five types of series finales
- Nereyda @ Nick & Nereyda’s Infinite Book List asks about second-guessing negative reveiws