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A Move a Quarter of a Century in the Making

Whew! What a whirlwind the past few weeks have been. School started on top of having two long weekends planned. I’ve spent this past week just catching up on my home /school life and surviving work picking up again with the new vaccines. We just hired two new technicians starting this week. The last two couldn’t hang for one reason or another. Pharmacy (healthcare in general) is not for the weak.

Anywho, you might be wondering about that title. Labor Day weekend we ventured north to help my dad clean out and pack up his house. He’s lived there for 25 years. I spent a large portion of my childhood there. Went to high school in that town. He only moved 20 minutes east from where he was residing but it’s a big upgrade. He moved from a house in a large field, into a house in the woods and on a lake. Our old house had a lot of work that needed to be done and now he won’t have to worry about it. The new place needs no work. My dad’s house had 12 showings in 12 hours the first day and sold in 24 hours for $10,000 over asking. It couldn’t have been a better time for him to sell.

Moving is stressful and we did a LOT in one weekend including having a moving sale. The goal was to actually move as little as possible, and we helped take a lot off my dad’s plate. He was able to close on the house and be completely moved out in 15 days. That has to be some kind of record.

I cannot wait to spend more time at the new place. There is state land to play on just down the road. In fact, we took a little ride on the trails in his friend’s side-by-side while we were up. Unfortunately, the weekend turned cold, and we were not able to play on the lake.

Some pics of our adventures!

Now I’m off to attempt to catch up on comments and your blogs! (I just spent TOO much time clearing out my email I haven’t checked in weeks. D: )

Hitchhiker’s Guide – Book Review

2 out of 5 stars


People have been recommending this book to me since I was a teenager, so I finally listened, read it with an open mind and ultimately, I just don’t get it.
Sure there were clever observations about humanity; “If human beings don’t keep exercising their lips, he thought, their mouths probably seize up.”
However, I never once laughed out loud. Maybe it all just went right over my head but I just don’t understand the cult following. (To be perfectly fair, I pretty much always have problems with classics and cult classics.)

Two stars is perfectly respectable rating, it was indeed, okay. (Sorry to my friend’s who I am probably highly disappointing right now.)


Outlander – Book Review

Read February 2016

5 out of 5 stars

First, let me start that I am one of those people that watched the TV show before trying out the books. That being said, I regret nothing. Because the show led me to the book which was much like watching the show but more detailed. I am really impressed how well the show actually stuck to the book. Sure some things were different of course, but much of the dialogue was taken directly from the novel.

Second, that being said, I don’t really know how to review this. I love both book and show. If you like historical fiction, a good romance, action and tons of adventure, I would highly recommend this.

It took me a week to read. I read it before work, on my lunches and when I got home. I might have fit a few life things in, but they weren’t top priority.

All that being said, I could also understand someone not liking this one bit. There are dark, graphic, fucked up things that happen. If you hated history class, it’s likely not for you either.

I find myself, in my head, using a Scottish accent occasionally now. If I tried it out loud, I have no doubt I’d botch it.