- I always feel like I'm "cheating" whenever I do an "odds & ends" post, especially for #MicroblogMondays... but I couldn't come up with anything else, and I already had an "odds & ends" post started, so... ;)
- Older Nephew & his wife -- who have been living with BIL & SIL for several years now -- first in a tiny apartment in the basement, and now upstairs, since the birth of little Great-Nephew in November -- have put a deposit on a new townhouse in a new development that's currently under construction. Both sets of parents are helping with the down payment to defray the mortgage costs. It's in a small town, about a 30-40 minute drive from here, and will be about a 45-minute drive to work for Older Nephew (slightly less for his wife, once she returns to her job after maternity leave). They had to go that far afield to find anything remotely more affordable than what's available hereabouts -- but they're still paying a ridiculous price for a townhouse so far out from the city, IMHO. :p They likely won't be moving until next fall or even next Christmas, but we're already feeling a little sad. It's not THAT far away -- and I understand their desire to spread their wings and get a place of their own (he's 31 years old, after all...! & they've been married three years already -- dh & I were on our own long before that age) -- but still, we will miss having them -- and little Great-Nephew -- and even (especially?? lol) the dog -- closer by.
- Here's an interesting tidbit I learned from a CBS Sunday Morning profile last week: did you know that Raffi, the children's entertainer, does not have children himself (by choice)?
- I have Blogger set up to email myself my posts when I publish them as a form of backup -- but this can be hit or miss, on & off. Example: My review of "Uncanny Valley" on Jan. 25 was the first post sent to me since Oct. 3 (my review of "The Education of Brett Kavanaugh")(!). Almost four months, and 50 posts later... that's quite a gap! (And this is not the first time that's happened!) The mysteries of technology...??! Has this happened to anyone else?
You can find more of this week's #MicroblogMondays posts here.