Thursday, May 16, 2019

Thursday Thoughts

After writing last week about wanting to finally get new ceiling fans in the sunroom, we went shopping. We drove to a "real" lighting store. We had measured the fans before we left. We were looking for two 40"-42" fans, possibly going up to 44". Turns out that is not so easy to find. Well, not in a style I like. Lots of good styles in 52"+ but not in the smaller size. The "real" lighting store was not helpful, which I found very disappointing, so we went to Lowe's. I found an acceptable style in 44" but of course they only had one in stock. They checked inventory at other stores and suggested we try going to those stores. I was surprised because I thought Lowe's offered free delivery to a store, you pick up, but that wasn't offered to us. So we came home, looked it all up online, and ordered the two fans for delivery to our store and SP picked them up yesterday.

Now we have to get an electrician to install them. There's no way we are tacking this ourselves. One, SP is no longer comfortable standing on a ladder craning his neck up at a ceiling, it makes him kind of dizzy. Two, we're not wasting time trying to level a fan/make sure it's not vibrating or something. That part sounds like a recipe for way too much frustration leading to marital bickering. And three, I'll kill SP if he does something wrong and the fan crashes down on the tile floor and breaks a tile or crashes onto the coffee table and cracks the glass top. Better to make the professionals responsible!

What We're Eating:

What We're Watching:

  • Agents of SHIELD is back. I wasn't very excited. But we watched. It's better than I expected, so I'll keep watching for now. I was ready to quit a couple seasons ago.
  • The final episode of Game of Thrones airs this Sunday. I'm disappointed in the negative reactions to this season. I'm especially disappointed in those fans signing a petition to have HBO remake season 8 with new writers. Seriously. Unbelievable. I fully expected Dany to do what she did. If you didn't, I have to wonder what show you've been watching for the past 7 seasons. There are many examples through her words and/or actions that she could, as Varys said, have her coin land with the wrong side up. Aside from her words/actions in the first 7 seasons, did everyone forget the visions both Dany & Bran had? What did they think caused the destruction to the throne room in the visions? Did they never consider that the snow was actually ash? It's GoT and Martin never seems to go the happy, obvious route. This is why I doubt Jon sits on the throne. Martin has said the main characters end up where they're supposed to end up, so it's not like the HBO writers went in a different direction and changed Dany. I've heard from people who read the books that they were never in doubt about Dany and how her coin lands. That being said, seasons 7 & 8 do feel kind of rushed, but there is so much material and ground to cover in just 6 episodes each season and so many characters to follow/wrap up stories. Also, just because you despise a character and want them to die a horrible death doesn't mean they will. Perhaps instead of looking at is as unsatisfying, look at it as the character died, buried beneath the collapsing rubble of the web of lies and deceit and horrible actions they spun? Just because a character "abandoned" a stated mission doesn't mean the character went backwards. Perhaps the character was smart enough to know the target would die anyway and the character chose life over revenge and certain death?

What I'm Reading:

  • Magazines!
  • I read Noble Beginnings from L.T. Ryan. It was pretty good. A very fast read. I'd like to read all the books from Ryan, but it looks like the library doesn't have all of them. I did request Book #2, so maybe I'll just read as many as I can.

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