Weekly Recap #66: Week of 8/12 – 8/18
It’s time for another weekly recap post of all things happening on and off the blog. This week I’ll be linking to the Sunday Post, which is hosted by Caffeinated Book Reviewer and to Stacking the Shelves, which is hosted by Tynga’s Reviews.
This week was all about my son’s first week of middle school. I’m happy to report that he’s off to a great start, no drama at all aside from trying to get his sleep pattern back on track for those early morning wakeups. He’s not quite there yet, but hopefully another week and he’ll be back into the swing of things.
Although he didn’t have any drama, I sure did! My desktop computer decided that this week would a great time to randomly kick the bucket. It got stuck in some weird ‘Automatic Repair’ loop and I couldn’t get it to boot up at all. I took it to Geek Squad and several days later, they were able to fix it. And by fix it, I mean wipe the hard drive and reinstall the entire operating system. Thankfully they were able to backup all of my files, but I lost all of my software and spent most of the week trying to find where I had stored all of that so I could get everything reinstalled. One thing I learned throughout this experience is that my old eyes and fat fingers are very dependent on a large keyboard and a huge monitor. I was glad that I had a laptop I could switch over to while waiting for my desktop to be fixed so that I didn’t fall too behind on all of my blogging, etc., but OMG, it took me so much longer to do everything! I felt like I had never used a computer before, lol.
Aside from my computer woes, not too much else happened. My son and I are going to see Ant Man and the Wasp today so hopefully that will be a fun time. 🙂
Oh well, I think that’s it for me. I hope everyone else has a great week!
WHAT I POSTED LAST WEEK
- [12 Aug] Weekly Recap #65: Week of 8/5 – 8/11
- [13 Aug] Vox by Christina Dalcher ★★★★
- [14 Aug] Top Ten Tuesday – 10 Amazing Book Bloggers That Should Be on Your Radar
- [15 Aug] Can’t Wait Wednesday – THE DARKEST STAR by Jennifer L. Armentrout
- [16 Aug] The Raging Ones by Krista & Becca Ritchie ★★★★
- [17 Aug] Summer TBR Wipeout 2018: Wrap-Up Post
WHAT I’M READING THIS WEEK
STACKING THE SHELVES
We still have two and half weeks before school starts again. I am ready!! Sorry about your computer issues. Those are the worst. Enjoy your new books and have a great week!
Thanks, you too!
I’m happy your computer is back; starting over from scratch sucks though!
Let me know how Ant Man and the Wasp is, I still haven’t seen it!
Ant Man and the Wasp is so good, absolutely hilarious!
So glad your sons first week went well! Computer problems are the worst, ive been using a laptop for years now but i do remember having to get used to it. Hope this week is better for you😁
OMG, computer problems are the absolute worst!! Glad your son is adjusting well to middle school!
They really are the worst! I think I finally have everything reinstalled but I can’t even remember everything that was on there, so who knows, lol.
Whew, glad they were able to get you all sorted and fixed with the computer. I’ve been using a laptop for almost 10 years now and prefer it, but I know lots of peeps prefer desktop. Hope this week is awesome for all.
I really need to start using my laptop more so that I’m more used to it.
Old eyes and fat fingers ? Bwahahaha. Ok not laughing as I dread having problems with my computer. Now Mirage is already pre ordered and I can’t wait to read your review for The Kiss Quotient. happy Sunday.
Computer problems are the worst, lol.
After reading Circe (loved it), I so want to read The Song of Achilles. Hope the computer whoas are cleared up and the new week fare better times with it.
I’m glad to hear Circe is good. I keep hearing great things about it.
I really like the cover of Mirage!
Isn’t it beautiful?
I had a similar problem a few months ago. My laptop was going out of whack which was terrifying! The moment taught me to ALWAYS back up my files haha I’ve heard really good things about Mirage! Happy reading! Sending good vibes for you and your son <3
Right? Backing up files is such a lifesaver!
My condolences on the computer. Waking up after summer vacation was never easy, but at least the rest of the transition is going well.
Yes, I’m so grateful that he seems to be off to a good start. I always worry since he’s a little younger than most of his classmates.
I’m glad your son’s first week back at school is going well. Sorry to hear about the computer, but I’m glad things are better now! 🙂
Yep, I think I have everything reinstalled now so hopefully I’m good to go 🙂
I am sorry about your computer woes. I am still hanging on to mine, trying to eek out as much as I can from it before it no longer functions. Yay for good first weeks of school! I’m just glad my daughter won’t start on the homework for another couple weeks. LOL What did you think of Ant Man and the Wasp? I would like to see that, but I’m not sure when. I had been hoping we could go to the movies this weekend, but it didn’t work out. Cat Woman sure looks good. I hope you enjoy it. Have a great week, Suzanne!
I absolutely loved Ant Man and the Wasp. It was, by far, the funniest Marvel film I’ve ever watched. The action was great too, but the humor was my favorite part.
I’m glad that middle school is drama-free so far. Sorry about the computer. I have a giant laptop and a tiny laptop, and I much prefer the giant one. Everything is easier on it. Have a great week!
Yep, giant is always better for me as well when it comes to computers, lol.
I’m glad to hear your son is having a good start! And ugh, computer problems are the worst. I am so reliant on using a mouse–I am ridiculously slow at using a track pad on laptops, haha. Glad it’s all fixed, though! I am really excited to see your thoughts on Foundryside and Mirage! I’ve been meaning to pick up The Song of Achilles sometime soon, as well. Have a great week!
Yes, I’m just flat out pitiful when it comes to using a track pad.
Oh I hope AntMan and the Wasp pwas good. I still need to see it! And sorry about the computer woes. I hate working on a laptop, which makes me feel like a complete dinosaur, but they are just not my thing. Give me my desktop and big monitor ANY day lol.
Catwoman looks fun. 🙂
AntMan and the Wasp was fantastic! So action packed and just flat out hilarious!
Glad to hear your son is doing well in middle school 🙂 Oh no, sorry about the computer! That’s great they were able to save the files, but it’s a pain to have to reinstall everything!
Yeah, that was so annoying. Thankfully I think I have everything put back the way it was now.. Hopefully it won’t break again anytime soon, lol.
Great news about school starting without a hitch, but what a pain with the pc issues. Going through the reinstall of all your software sounds like a grand ol’ time. Ugh. That cover of Sold on a Monday is heartbreaking. 🙁
Yeah, it was such a pain. Thankfully I think I finally have the computer all put back together again.
I’m delighted that your son has started so well at school. And boo for your computer suddenly falling over! I had it when that happens… I hope the coming week is less technically eventful.
Thanks, I hope so too!
Yay for a great first week of middle school! I hope the second week is going just as well.
Sorry about your computer though. That sucks.
Oh, I really need to catch up on these Marvel movies! Yikes. Did you enjoy Ant Man and the Wasp?
I’m currently reading Catwoman now and enjoying it! I hope you’ll like it too!
Ant Man and the Wasp was hilarious. We all laughed so hard the entire time we were watching! I’m glad to hear you’re enjoying Cat Woman. I can’t wait to start it 🙂