There’s going to be a reading update next month! I’m hoping to finish one more book by month’s end. I don’t think that’s going to happen, but I’m excited to be reading with some consistency again. 😀
Especially since I’m not sure I can keep to my book spending goal. Like, I was trying to not buy too much more than 26 books this year, but it’s July, and I’m at 25. Technically, I’m over that, but I’m not counting some of them since I was buying them more for decoration, even though I’m totally planning on reading them as well. Lol!
This goal is mostly to help me keep my book spending in line, because it was out of control last year. I did get a library book this month, but I was also planning on buying it if I liked it because it’s super pretty. It’s high fantasy. I have to test those out first.
In moving news, we did close on Thursday, so I’m all moved in as of Saturday and slowly getting all the boxes emptied. I slept there Friday on an air mattress, and again on Saturday because the movers lost some of the parts to get my bed back together. They also broke a cabinet, lost some other screws, messed up some other stuff, but luckily, my parents are very handy and were already planning to come up on Sunday, so between them and my brother-in-law, everything is fine. Not perfect, but I don’t mind a few “character” flaws. I do want a robot butler to unpack for me though.
It’s 2020. Where are all the robots?!
For the record, I was not this chill on Saturday. There was a ridiculous amount of drama. The first moving crew literally quit in the middle of loading the truck because they didn’t want to get blamed for the broken stuff. Then the backup crew didn’t know until they were en route that they didn’t have all of my stuff, so they unloaded what they had, and then went back for the rest. So what should have been over by 4:00, went on until nearly 9:00. But once my bed was coming together, I let it go, because I could see that nothing expensive was beyond repair. The only things I had to replace was a broken wall of glass in the cabinet, the back of a bookshelf, some shelf-holder thingies for another bookshelf, and a shoe rack. Everything else could be patched or lived with.
My goal is to get rid of all the boxes by the weekend so I can find the nails that were not packed with the tools, so I can get my decor up next week and be done, except for the office. Which is a very reasonable goal. Last time I moved, I was 100% box-free by the next morning. Of course, I got no sleep. So I decided to actually sleep this time. I also think I have more stuff. I definitely have more books. But I definitely have less clothes and shoes.
I did find some bookshelves that I love! ^_^ Unfortunately, I have no idea when they’ll be available to ship, but I should know if I can get them by the end of the week. They won’t cover the entire wall, but they’ll cover 95% of it.
Now, back to unpacking.