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Hello my book friends! I know it has been quite a while since I checked in with all of you. I am glad to be here for a bit to give an update and share a few things. I was going to talk a little about books, but I think I will do that in a separate post perhaps tomorrow or this weekend.
When last we 'talked' I shared that my husband and I had decided to sell our house outside the Austin area and perhaps buy or build one further out into the Texas Hill Country. We have done that! My husband's company will be doing a hybrid sort of work situation starting in the fall - 2 days in the office and 3 days working from home. We have an apartment in Austin that we are currently staying in. We have also bought a house in Kerrville. Our plan is to spend part of the week in Austin and part in Kerrville. You can search 'Kerrville' in the sidebar on the right here and see other posts where I mentioned this lovely town that we have visited many times.
We're still in the process of getting a few things updated for our new house. Did you know that it's a little tough to schedule home renovation right now? Well, between materials shortages and labor issues and lots and lots of people wanting to 'fix' things, it's been a challenge indeed. We are going to have to be patient, but I'm sure we will eventually cross all the items off our list. Even new furniture is tough to acquire - as I said, patience is called for.
A happy thing is that we are going to be taking a vacation early next month - a trip that was planned for last year and postponed. It's to lovely places in Oregon that I've talked about before and I'm sure I'll have new pictures to share after that time.
My reading has been challenging as well - just getting through a book. I have been distracted and kind of grumpy about reading at all. My count of 'books completed' for this year is about half of my normal, if it's even that. However, I do have a couple of books that I want to share about in my next post. I've gotten back to my walking routine and have now caught up on some podcasts that I enjoy. Hopefully, audiobooks will be next.
Hope all of you are well. I'm gradually coming back around and posting a few comments on your blogs. The picture at the top of this post was one I took a couple of years ago at the Kerrville Chalk Festival. It's planned again for this fall. Hope I get to attend. The picture below is on the grounds of the Kerrville Library. Yes, I'll likely be checking into volunteer opportunities there as we spend more time in that location. It's good to be back to this blog. As I said, hope you're all well and will have a peaceful, joyful, restful summer season.