Good morning and Happy Sunday. Lakeside Musing has been pretty quiet the past couple of weeks, but I'm happy to report that after much planning, shopping, and packing (and a few tears), The Big Move took place last weekend. Daughter #1, now an official resident of Manhattan, is happily settling into her new apartment, and I'm eagerly anticipating my next visit to the city.
But you know things rarely go exactly as planned around here. Just before heading to Manhattan, we received a call from Twin A - trouble in paradise. Remember the gorgeous dorm complete with private bath?
Well, a spot appeared on the ceiling over her desk. It appeared moldy-looking and grew quickly.
Plaster and paint chips began to rain down.
Eventually the problem was deemed extensive enough to require re-housing Twin A and her roommate. First to a 'temporary' location and then, after many phone calls and two trips to campus, to a double room in a different dorm (alas, with no private bath this time). Repairs could easily take the rest of the semester, but the question remains whether they will eventually return to the gorgeous dorm/private bath or stay put for the rest of the year. Let's just say I'm not moving anyone else until May!
The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry by Rachel Joyce and loved it every bit as much as other bloggers. I've also started The Submission by Amy Waldman for book club and continue to enjoy Colin Firth's reading of The End of the Affair by Graham Greene. Could there be more audiobook narration in his future? I certainly hope so.
I still have quite a backlog of books to talk about. Yesterday I posted thoughts on The American Way of Eating by Tracie McMillan and will polish up a couple more reviews this week.
Yesterday was Read-a-Thon and, while I did not officially participate, I borrowed an idea from Staci and finally watched The Hedgehog. It wasn't nearly as good as the book (most of the philosophical ideas were lost), but I liked it. However, I recommend reading the book before viewing the film.
Do you have plans for today or is readathon recovery your top priority? It's dock removal day here - the task that officially ends summer and heralds the arrival of winter months (there was snow in the air Friday). My brother, brothers-in-law, and nephew will lend their muscles and I'll reward everyone with a lasagna dinner. Have a great week!