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Renovation Updates | Weekly Snapshot

Gah, October? Where did the year go? I'm suddenly realizing we are entering the busiest season of the year and there's going to be tons to do for the next three months. It is unseasonably warmer right now, which makes it harder to believe that it's October. The colors have started changing but it's almost like the trees don't care and aren't even trying to put up a show.  Renovation updates At this point, we have completed two weeks in our house while under renovation. Yes, it's every bit as irritating, annoying, frustrating, dusty, and allergy-triggering as they say a renovation can be. But it's also oddly fascinating seeing your house ripped down to the subfloor and peeking inside walls at the things that are typically hidden inside one. It was also satisfying seeing progress made - there's a wall one day, no wall the next day, and then all openings patched up the third day. This coming week is going to see the most progress - the hardwood flooring

Cooking a lot and Reading a lot | Weekly Snapshot

It's been a very busy Sunday so far, all things considering. The husband and I have been cooking up a storm this morning to belatedly celebrate the occasion of Vishu (originally on Apr 14). We're all gloriously spent and definitely ate a lot, so we're feeling like we deserve every minute of rest for the remainder of today. 

Last week

I think I said this the week before and the week before, and probably the one before that as well, but my weeks are all flowing into each other and I've lost count how long it's been since the stay-home has started. Ohio Governor is talking about very slowly opening up the state even though anyone able to work remote will need to continue doing that for a good long time. So we'll see how this goes. 

I know summer's still some time away but by now, ideally we should have applied for any summer camp options we are considering for the kids. I haven't done that yet. It's very hard trying to imagine what June or July may look like so I'm delaying that planning.

Looking Ahead

Other than a major announcement at work, I don't have anything on the horizon for this week. We're continuing doing whatever we have been so far. 

Watching

I've finally finished watching The Mentalist. I've not started watching anything new yet and am hoping to keep it that way for some time so I can, ahem, maybe read a book or two. Besides, I tend to have a long hangover after finishing up a good book or TV show and need to ride that out. The Mentalist had its faults but at the end of the day, I loved the show and enjoyed every minute of it. It has also awakened my long dormant interest in crime books so I've been looking for some good ones.

Reading

I didn't read much this week, mainly due to watching The Mentalist almost every night. But after finishing the show, I started reading a few books, almost in parallel. Not sure which will stick but will keep at this list for now. While browsing through the library catalog couple of weeks ago, I started noticing some of the Harry Bosch books. The first in the series - The Black Echo - had a few weeks' waiting list, so I had joined the line right away. It just came through yesterday so I've been reading it since then. 



I also started reading Wherever You Go, There You Are. It's a book on meditations and I know it came highly recommended somewhere, but I can't recall where. I also started reading a few pages of Wool but because of too many reads in progress, I put that one aside and tossed it to the husband. He has been enjoying it a lot. Maybe I'll come back to it.

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