Thursday, August 2, 2018

Thursday Thoughts - Aug 2

Last Sunday just as I started my shower SP came into the bathroom and told me to hurry it up because the hot water tank was leaking. Ugh! Unfortunately, after several phone calls, no one could come replace it until the next day. Happily, I got to shower, Unhappily, SP did not. Well, he did, later that day, in a trickle of ice cold water. Also unhappily, he spent the afternoon sucking a half inch of water out of our utility closet, clearing out the stuff that was stored in there, and trying to blot the carpet in the family room as water seeped out of the closet and into parts of the carpet. I am grateful that our friend T brought over his wet/dry vacuum and that my parents came over to take a look at things (since I cannot easily get downstairs, I wanted extra eyes checking out the disaster). They reassured me that it wasn't too disastrous, but we've been running several fans non-stop to dry out things. The tank was replaced by noon on Monday so I guess we're good for another 10-15 years? Hopefully. The old tank was 14 years old.

But ugh what a pain. 

I think we cursed ourselves because in June on the 10th anniversary of closing on this house, we were talking about being here 10 years, which we didn't really expect, and all the work/money we've put into the house - except for one thing. Pretty much everything else had been replaced/updated (kitchen appliances, furnace, a/c, gas line, roof, gutters, skylight, all flooring except for the already updated bathroom, the other bathroom was completely gutted and re-done) and then a month later that one thing decided to ruin a lovely Sunday.

Last Saturday we went to see Mission Impossible: Fall Out (fun summer action movie) and then to dinner at Downey's House. Instead of the usual Fried Zucchini, we started with Fried Mozzarella Sticks:
I love fried cheese sticks. 

What We're Eating:

  • Grilled Lamb Chops and Fruit Salad
  • Cobb Salad
  • Dessert: Chocolate Chip Cookies 

What We're Watching:

  • We watched Ready Player One, which SP enjoyed more than I did, probably because he got more of the 1980's nerd culture references.
  • We finished Peaky Blinders Season 2. We'll start Season 3 tonight. Really liking this show. And Tom Hardy.
  • Sharp Objects is confusing me with all the quick flashbacks. And gosh the mother is wacky.
  • The Succession finale is this Sunday. Curious to see if Kendall sticks to the plan.
  • Six ended last night. What an ending. I wasn't super surprised, but then again I was surprised at a few things that happened (no spoilers!). I hope there's a Season 3.

What I'm Reading:
The Other Woman, the latest by Daniel Silva, one of my favorite authors. I started Tuesday and finished yesterday. Another good one from Silva. I know life isn't always neat & tidy but gosh I sure wanted that woman to not end up where she ended up (again, no spoilers!).

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