I picked up my holds from the library yesterday on my way home from town and when I got here, found that my Kindle was awaiting me at the gate. I plugged it in and read the introductory information but I didn't purchase anything - I was tired and couldn't think of anything I wanted to buy.
This book was the tipping point in my decision as to whether or not purchase a Kindle. I really wanted to keep saving my allowance for an iPad, but Charlie likes to sleep in my lap when I read which means I have to hold the book up over him. This 500-page book weighed almost two pounds so after reading for a short time, my thumbs would go numb and then after a while, my wrists would start to tingle. I have loved Theroux's books and I think I'd like to try one on the Kindle to see if the maps are accessible from the text.
I went down to Sandy's today to have a little tutorial on how to use the functions. Why invent the wheel? I ended up coming home with a couple of the books she's purchased. I've only bought one book for far - Midnight's Children by Salman Rushdie. I read the first chapter this afternoon on the deck - 46 degrees is okay in late afternoon sun with no wind. I was anxious to see if I could make the notes I would make in a regular book club book, which in the past I've done with yellow sticky notes. I like the note function but won't know if it works for book club until I'm there.
Ian is consulting for a union during the legislative session so I'm stepping up my cooking duties. Tonight was broiled salmon, a small salad and potatoes from the garden. I was sick to see that about a third are rotting due to the abnormal moisture. The other two thirds were delicious! Next year will be different - no two years are alike. Our new neighbors from Ohio are trying to figure out what's a typical weather pattern. Good luck.
When we separated the sectional, this piece, the sofa bed, ended up without an arm as a stand-alone sofa. It's not dire but it is obnoxious that the cushions continue to slide off the end. The set is ten-years old and the other piece has begun to sag. We've decided that we love all the space we've gained without a sectional, so the question is - what's next? I've read a ton on upholstered furniture construction and fabrics. Microfiber is out. Charlie is the hang-up to the ideal solution - leather. We can't declaw him when he lives with three vigorous dogs. Pets!
I spent quite a bit of time in town yesterday doing ground work. I've looked at furniture for weeks but the recommendations always come back to - you have to sit on the pieces. I had lunch with a friend and popped in afterwards to the Penney's home store. It's where we bought our last set, and with SIL Mike's employee discount, I knew I couldn't leave that store out. They're having a 50% sale on Sunday and his discount would be on top of that. This is the line from Lane that I'm interested in but not the color.
This is the palette I would want to order from. This is a discon-
tinued line - I guess we'll just have to wait and see. Meanwhile, we get to spend time with Christina and Alexia and go to lunch afterward. It's all about spending money, so if the only money we spend is on lunch, it will still be a pleasant endeavor. I will just continue to shove the cushions back on the sofa and try not to fall off the end.
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