The Sunday Post and Stacking the Shelves – The Flood Edition

 

The Sunday Post is hosted by Kimba of The Caffeinated Book Reviewer.  This is a weekly meme where we can share news of the week and highlight new books received.

I’m still trying to catch up from the Buckeye Morgan show.  The show is a Friday – Sunday show, with a packed schedule, and it didn’t end until about 4pm on Sunday.  Lots of early mornings and late evenings, with little time to leave the fairgrounds.  After loading up the cars on Sunday, we still had an over 4 hours drive home!  I didn’t get much reading accomplished, and because I was so tired by the end of the show, I didn’t get much squeezed in over the week either.  It took a while to recover from this fun show!

Elle and Pixie both had phenomenal shows.  Elle was very steady under saddle, and she was beautiful in harness.  She finished the show the Classic Pleasure Driving Champion, and I was so glad I could watch her class, knowing that Sarah is a more than capable driver.  It was enjoyable being able to watch her during the show, and I want to give a shout out to Sarah for her skillful handling of my horse.  Thanks, Sarah!

Pixie had her best show yet.  We ended up getting a Reserve in the English Pleasure Amateur division, and she was a very willing mount, always eager to please.  I’m looking forward to next year, and I’m planning on taking both of them to Morgan Grand Nationals. 

Monday was a weird, weird weather day.  We had a strong storm dump over 4 inches of rain an hour on Metro Detroit, and it caused HAVOC!  Most freeways flooded and were closed for days after, and thousands of people had basement flooding.  My brother had 3 inches of sewer water back up in his, which meant that everything down there was a loss.  It didn’t rain as much where I are, so we thankfully didn’t have any flooding, other than in the street, but many of my friends did.  I’m thankful that all of them are safe, and upset that so many of them had to throw so much away.  Municipalities arranged for extra garbage pick up, and the mountains of trash in front many houses was staggering.

How was your week?

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Stacking the Shelves is a weekly meme hosted by Tynga’s Reviews to share new additions to our library.  Click here to learn more about it.

New Arrivals at the Café:

These are books I received during the last two weeks

Sisters’ Fate (Love this series so much I pre-ordered this, and was so happy to see it on my Kindle Thursday morning)

Compulsion

The Beautiful Ashes

Wickedly Dangerous

Kiss Me, Captain

Nightingale

Free Agent

Heroes are My Weakness

Rebel Nation

Summer Moon

Dead, Undead, and Somewhere in Between

Not Quite a Wife

Dark Blossom

 

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6 thoughts on “The Sunday Post and Stacking the Shelves – The Flood Edition

  • August 17, 2014 at 3:47 pm
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    The beautiful ashes and Compulsion look soo good!

    Glad you’re safe and your house survived. Sorry for those who had to lose so much.

  • August 17, 2014 at 3:52 pm
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    Compulsion and The Beautiful Ashes sound great. Enjoy them!

  • August 17, 2014 at 3:58 pm
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    We’ve had floods here too in France. Last week, I got soaked on the way to work and spent my day at work completely wet. Hated it lol. This summer mostly looks like a stormy autumn. Congrats for the shows ! Great haul, have a great week ;)

  • August 17, 2014 at 4:13 pm
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    Sounds like the horse show went well. You got some great books this week as well so it sounds like this week was a win! I’ve got both the Phillips and the Putney on my TBR list. Have a great week!

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