Monday, April 8, 2013

The Flu...

...has struck at our house. Scott is terribly sick. His doctor called in Tamiflu for him, and also a prescription for me in case I get it. Scott is miserable. He shakes so badly when he has chills and isn't able to keep down solid food.

Book 11 was Lord John and the Hellfire Club. I am not enjoying the Lord John novels as much as the Outlander series. I am almost finished with book 12, Lord John and the Private Matter. The Lord John books have a bit of humor in them.

Friday, April 5, 2013

House troubles

For almost 2 weeks we have been dealing with clogged sewer issues. At first we thought it was a regular clog, but after Scott and his friend Bart worked 16 hours trying to unclog it we decided it was something worse.

It turns out we have to have new sewer lines all the way to the street. No one was able to find where our current sewer lines connected to the city sewer lines, so we had to have a new tap. The city charged $1200 for the privilege of reconnecting to the sewer, even though we already had been using the sewer system. I will not get on my soap box, but I am appalled that current customers have to pay the same as someone getting a tap for a new structure.

We have been held up by our plumber being tied up on another job, and now the weather. As soon as everything works again we are going to be doing laundry round the clock for days, or at least as much as we can physically do. I plan on sitting in the shower under the hot water until it runs out.

I finished book 11.
This is the 3rd in the Outlander series by Diana Gabaldon. It is just as good as the first two. On Diana's blog, she says it doesn't start or end where you think it will, and that is very true. I listened to this rather than reading the paper book.
Based on the order listed on Diana's blog, I will be starting the Lord John series next. I want to read her books chronologically, and the Lord John series actually starts in the middle of Voyager.
We had a wonderful Easter; lots of good food and family.