This post isn’t book related (other than explaining why my book related posts have been so sparse lately), but I felt it necessary to give a little detail into what’s been going on and why I currently haven’t been accepting any review requests.
About a month ago, my husband was offered a position to go and start a new office/branch of the company he works for in Virginia. We’ve been thinking, planning, praying, and talking over this really since August, as the company had given us a heads up into whether or not we’d be interested in taking the opportunity. For those of you who don’t know us well, John travels what feels like constantly; depending on the time of year it’s 50-70% of the time. That’s a lot of being away that two little girls don’t understand and have shed many tears over, which has at times caused their mama to shed tears as well. I’d hoped and dreamed for years that some sort of option would come along where John could be home more, and it finally arrived.
Simultaneously, we discovered there was a leak in the slab under our house in a pipe going to the kitchen sink. Long story short, for the past month we have had no working kitchen, as they had to rip out all our lower cabinets on the outside wall in an attempt to drill through the concrete to fix the leak. When this failed, they ripped through our ceiling to lay new pipes and abandon the old ones. Basically our first floor isn’t livable and we can’t make meals or wash dishes. As huge of an inconvenience as this has been though, it couldn’t have come at a better time, as we can now remodel the kitchen under our insurance! Yay! I’ll be posting pictures on social media of before and after in case anyone in the area is looking for a good contractor. 🙂
So… Virginia. As it stands, John and I will hopefully go looking for a rental property in the beginning of January but not officially move up there until mid-late February. As this is going to be a very busy and exciting time for us all, I’m wary of taking on anything else that might overwhelm the little available time I have. This is temporary (until we settle into a new place), but in the meantime I’m just going to work through the current arcs and other books I have and hold off on taking anything else on. If I’ve already received your book, no worries, you’re good and still getting your review. I’ll make sure and update once things have settled down and am able to take on more again. Thank you everyone for all the support and love that’s been sent our way; it’s been felt and greatly appreciated!