Sunday Post: July 10



This is a great meme to take part in every week and I thank Kimba for hosting it!

I like this meme because it gives me an opportunity to take a look back at last week and forward to next week in both my personal life and my blog and book life! I also like to see what other people are doing and what books everyone is reading.

Last week–home and blog

We had a wonderful celebration for my husband last weekend. It was low-key with lots of conversation and laughs. We played croquet and board games and, of course, ate too much food!

The All-American Sport

By Monday evening–July 4–everyone, but our kids had left. We all went to a minor league baseball game that evening. Before the game they had a naturalization ceremony for about two dozen people. That was very moving. The people becoming U.S. citizens were from all over the world.

The baseball game was lots of fun. Our local team won! After the game there were fireworks which were lots of fun to watch.

Everyone leaves

Our two children who live out-of-town left by Thursday and my husband drove over to eastern Iowa to visit his dad. (That’s one of the perks for us living in Iowa is that we will get to visit his dad more often and help out with doctors’ appointments as well as just visit.) I decided to stay home and try to get some things done around the house. The house seemed very quiet!

Good news

We had an offer on our house in Maryland a week or more ago, but were going back and forth with counter-offers so we didn’t know if we would come to an agreement. Well, we did and now the house is a pending sale. Yay!

I always hold my breath until the house actually sells since we have had offers fall through in the past with other homes we’ve sold. This sale is contingent upon the sale of their home so that’s always a little “iffy.” But we are hoping for the best!

Internet troubles

I had planned to spend some time on the internet both on my blog and taking care of other business I had put off when we had a houseful of visitors. While we had lots of people in our house–with lots of them using the internet–our internet ran slow and was sometimes didn’t work at all. I thought it was just lots of people trying to all log on at once. I was going to check into it with my internet provider after everyone left.

However, after everyone left it got even worse. I would have internet for a few minutes and then it would crash. The cycle repeated over and over before I gave up. Finally on Friday after about two hours chatting with tech support we all decided the router was bad and that I should go pick up a new one at their office. After I got that working that has seemed to solve the trouble, but I didn’t get much done on the internet this week!

The blog

As I mentioned above the internet didn’t work much of the time this last week. I had gotten a Sunday Post completed before last weekend and posted that, but wasn’t able to complete anything else this week.

Blog posts

My books

What I’m reading
  • No Good Dragon Goes Unpunished by Rachel Aaron
  • The Brutal Telling by Louise Penny
What I read last week
  • Borrowing Death by Cathy Pegau
New–Books, E-books, NetGalley, Audiobooks–purchased or free or from library


Strawberry Yellow by Naomi Hirahara


Staying at Daisy’s by Jill Mansell

Interesting on the internet

Free Sync Audio books

Sync is back again for the summer (May 5 – Aug 17). Sync is a program which provides two free young adult audiobook downloads each week. Each set of books are only available for one week.

The Sync books available this week (July 7 – 14):

The Sync books available next week (July 14 – 21)

To listen to these books you must download Overdrive Media Console. It is available free to download at the Sync site.

Note: Some of the books have international restrictions, but some are available even if you live outside the U.S.

Next Week–home & blog

My husband is back home this week and we have lots to do so we will be busy around our house and doing administrative stuff outside the house. Having the internet available again is a relief. I never realize how much I depend on it until I don’t have it. I hope to get more reading and posts completed, but we’ll see how that goes.

Blog posts

  • Top Ten Tuesday
  • Waiting on Wednesday
  • Review
  • Sunday Post

What did you do last week? What books did you collect? What are you planning?

Author: Jan

I love to read--especially mysteries, science fiction and fantasy. I also love blogging, photography, gardening, playing Mah Jonng, reading with a cat on my lap, throwing a ball for a dog, creating cards to send to family and friends, reading book blogs, using my computer.

10 thoughts on “Sunday Post: July 10”

  1. Glad the internet thing got dealt with. That kind of thing always drives me crazy. I will keep my fingers crossed on the house and hope the sale goes through without a hitch. The baseball game and ceremony sound like a perfect way to spend the 4th! I can imagine how moving it was. Have a great week!


  2. Several bloggers had trouble with their internet last week. I’m glad yours is resolved. You had a busy week and it sounds good despite the net troubles. Fingers crossed that the sale of your house goes through without any glitches.


    1. Yes, I saw that several other people had trouble with their internet. We’re keeping our fingers crossed about the sale of the house, too!


  3. Sounds like you had a pretty good 4th! And congrats on the pending sale- hope it all goes through. I’ve heard the No Good dragon books by Aaron are good- another blogger recommended them and I want to get them at some point.

    Have a great week Jan!


  4. Congrats on selling your house! That’s wonderful news! Plus, it sounds like you had a lovely 4th. Even though the internet was down, you got time to spend with your family, so it’s not all bad. Have a great week!


    1. Thanks, Tiffany. We’re still holding our breath about the sale of the house, but it’s getting closer to looking like it will happen.


  5. Yay for probably (or thinking positively) definitely selling your house. What a hassle. Another chapter comes to a close as you enjoy your life in your new area.

    And also happy that you solved the internet problem. When we moved here last month we had an issue with our cable provider for our phone/tv/internet, I won’t mention what a pain it was to deal with inept, passing-the-buck customer service while on my son’s cell phone (I won’t mention your name…TWC!) and without those 3 life was….interesting. Yes we have cell phones, but for some reason my personal one went haywire when we moved. It’s scary how reliant we are on tech these days!

    Hope you get more reading done this week. I thought I wouldn’t get to leave many comments or read with my granddaughter here, but I’m carving out a bit of “me” time while she is interacting on her phone.

    Have a great week ahead.


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