Where Have I Been?

No where really.


I am still here.

Just not much happening. I have been spending most of my time crocheting now that it is full on winter. So that relates into doing more of my blogging over at my sister site Skrappy Skarves. I have been doing at least 3 posts a week over there. Wednesdays are for posting works in progress, I started a Throw Back Thursdays using crochet posts from this blog, and on Fridays I post about any projects that I might have finished that week.  So if you want to keep up with me you can head on over there if crochet talk does not bore you too much. 😀

I don’t go out much because it is cold. I have no yard or gardening things to do.

I have done a bit of snow shoveling.


I do go out once a day to check on Milly the Shed cat. I make sure her food is full and her water is not frozen. I remove the ice if it is and give her fresh water.

It has been unseasonably warm for the last week and a half so that has made Christmas Shopping more enjoyable.

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I also have been staying cozy in bed watching dvds I have been borrowing from the library. I have been watching Arrow. I had borrowed Season Four two weeks ago but did not finish it. I could not continue on after they were going to bring a character back to life that had been dead and buried for I think at least 3 months. I feel it is hard to tell how much time has passed sometimes in a series from one season to the next let alone from episode to episode. I really think my problem with bringing this character back to life is I didn’t really care for her and was not too upset by her passing. They brought another character back using the same procedure after she had died but I liked that character. I don’t even think she was actually dead yet, she had been on life support in a hospital when they flew her to the place to be “cured”. I guess depending how long the flight was, if she was dead it was at least less than a day but not much more than that. So I thought I would take a break from Arrow.

I have also been watching The Flash as it is a spin-off/crossover from Arrow. I think I am actually enjoying it more than Arrow. I am glad that I am watching them both at the same time because of this so when The Flash mentions someone or something from/about Arrow I am not totally in the dark. It is also good that I have watched more seasons of Arrow for the same reason. I just finished Season Two of The Flash. I will probably borrow Season 3 of The Flash after the Holidays. I will also give Season 4 of Arrow another try. Now that I have cooled down about the bringing a certain character back. I also went to IMDb to read how the season played out, there was a lot more exciting things going on later in the season that I would actually care about. Yes, another character is brought back from the dead, but I liked him and his rebirth seems plausible. I know these are all based on comic books from back in the day, so people were always dying off and coming back in some fantastical way. I just feel some of them make more sense to me then others.

I was finally able to borrow the 3rd Season of Outlander. This is such an awesome series based on the book series of the same name by Diana Gabaldon. I have only read one book in the series, “A Breath of Snow and Ashes” it was the sixth book at the time I read it. Her books are not short either each one is around a thousand pages or more. So I was glad to get into the tv series from the start. When you read the sixth book in the series first you really don’t feel like going back to the beginning book, well at least I didn’t. Besides she gave enough background and flashback type scenes I didn’t feel I really needed to go back.

I also borrowed the first season of Ash vs. Evil Dead. I liked it. It teamed Bruce Campbell with Lucy Lawless again. It also stayed true to the movies.

I have also thrown a few movies into the mix of dvd watching. Some newer titles and some older ones. The newer titles included Spiderman- Homecoming, Black Panther, Ready Player One, Kong: Skull Island and The Avengers: Infinity Wars. The older titles included Die Hard 4 film collection,  The Flight of the Phoenix, Aliens and Cowboys, and How The West Was Won.

I am hoping that the library will be starting their Adult Winter Reading Program after the holidays. I will then be doing more reading than crocheting. I want to continue reading a series I started on my kindle app. It is by Jeffery Archer. I also may read a few books in the Lincoln Rhyme Series by Jeffery Deaver.

Well for not much going on I sure have blabbered on for quite a while. 😀

David’s Kindle Klearing # 16

Well David has only kleared out two items on the Kindle. Even though we have been keeping busy with gardening, fishing, and home improvement projects I thought he would have more than that by this time. He was also playing Cribbage when I would see him with the Kindle. Although in actuality he read seven books as the two items he cleared were box sets. So I guess it was not as bad as I thought.  There will be no stars or one liner reviews this go around, just the books ma’am, and the blurbs.

All Titles were on the Best Sellers in The Kindle Store Top 100 Free List
or Free Promotions I receive in my Email at time of download.
They may no longer be available for free.
All the book blurbs are from Amazon.
All book covers are screen captures from my Kindle Reading App on the Laptop.


The Chaos Chronicles (Books 1-3)


Jeffrey A. Carver

Capture46 The Chaos Chronicles

1012 pages

Downloaded on May 30, 2012

An omnibus of three novels: Neptune Crossing, Strange Attractors, and The Infinite Sea. When John Bandicut encounters alien sentience on Triton, his life changes forever—from sacrificing everything to save Earth, to confronting a malicious entity at the edge of the galaxy, to fathoming the abyss of an alien ocean.

Contamination Boxed Set

(Books 0-3 in the series)


T.W. Piperbrook

Capture45 Contamination Boxed Set

465 pages

Downloaded on December 11, 2015

The infection has begun, ravaging the American Southwest and leaving a chaos in its wake. In this new world, there will be last meal, no dying wish. The only reward left is to survive another day…

David’s Kindle Klearing # 14

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David has been busy working on his urban prospecting these last 3 weeks. He has been reading but he only finished a book a week. I didn’t feel it was worth my time to just put up one book per week. So I waited until he had these four books kleared.

All Titles were on the Best Sellers in The Kindle Store Top 100 Free List
or Free Promotions I receive in my Email at time of download.
They may no longer be available for free.
All the book blurbs are from Amazon.
All book covers are screen captures from my Kindle Reading App on the Laptop.




(Black Sand Book 1) Kindle Edition

by Joshua Guess

Capture37 EarthFall

212 pages

Downloaded on March 11, 2016

Capture 4 stars

Very good book. The sidekick was very humorous.

In the hundred years since the Gaethe invasion, the exiled human colonies have watched and waited. Every year they send a lone pilot on the near-suicidal Home Run, a scouting mission back to Earth directly into the heart of enemy territory.
One of forty pilots engineered for the rigors of long-term space travel, Mars Cori has been training his entire life for the chance to see Earth with his own eyes. What he finds there could change the course of human civilization. The trick? Staying alive to watch it happen.



The Galapagos Incident: A Space Colonization Thriller

(The Solarian War Saga Book 1) Kindle Edition

by Felix R. Savage

Capture38 Galapagos

286 pages

Downloaded on March 11, 2016

Capture 3 and half stars

David hoped it would get better, but it never did.

The year is 2285. Amidst our colonization of the solar system, humanity is locked in a low-intensity war with the hostile AI known as the PLAN. But Elfrida Goto, a field agent for the 23rd – century equivalent of the Peace Corps, tries to ignore the fighting. Helping and protecting space colonists is her job … even when that means evicting them from their homes.
It’s a crappy job, but someone has to do it. The UN’s grand project to terraform Venus requires asteroids–lots of asteroids–and next on the list is 11073 Galapagos. Tasked with evicting the asteroid’s squatter population, Elfrida faces a herculean challenge, not made easier by her aggravatingly opinionated telepresence robot … or her uncooperative local liaison. Jun Yonezawa is determined to preserve his people’s independence–with violence, if necessary.
But when a lethal AI fleet attacks Elfrida’s home base, her mission changes in a hurry. Now, she and Jun have just one chance to save the squatters on 11073 Galapagos. It means going up against the most dangerous enemy humanity has ever known. But Elfrida takes her mission of protecting space colonists seriously. What she doesn’t know is that her most dangerous enemy of all may be lurking close at hand.

BALLISTIC Kindle Edition

by Paul Levine

Capture39 Ballistic

334 pages

Downloaded on July 14, 2012

Capture 4 and half stars

This was a different kind of story, it was crazy in a good way.

Nuclear Missile…
A Band of Terrorists…
And Only Two People Who Can Prevent Armageddon.
When a doomsday cult captures an U.S. Air Force missile base, it’s up to a lowly sergeant and a female psychiatrist to prevent a nuclear holocaust. If you like the action adventure thrillers of Tom Clancy, Dan Brown, Stephen Coonts, or Vince Flynn, you’ll love BALLISTIC.

Deadly Voyage

(Logan Ryvenbark’s Saga Book 1) Kindle Edition

by Grey Lanter

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405 pages

Downloaded on March 11, 2016

Capture 3 and half stars

A good long read with a good ending.

The Molochs seem to be born to fight. Being the most savage warriors in the galaxy they’re certainly the worst thing could happen to the Aristolans.
Powerful, intergalactic CEO Belen Morganthal can’t let the only genetically perfect race in the universe fall and disappear into eternity, a race that knows no evil and shows a gleaming beauty.
She is the only one with the means to carry out such an enterprise and the only one with the secret to convince Logan Ryvenbark to accept such an inconceivable mission. Captain Ryvenbark may be just the one having any chance against the Molochs, but he doesn’t like suicide missions.

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David’s Kindle Klearing # 13

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David finished putting BOB’s drive line back in its proper place. He says he barely notices the vibration now. The whole time we were gallivanting around the southwest in 2014 he was worried that the drive line was just gonna drop. Now his mind is at ease about that. He also has been preparing to concrete around the shed steps, in other words he started digging a hole. He has also gotten the bug again, the gold bug. He has been pulling out some of his computer parts doing a bit of urban prospecting.  So he only read two books again this week. These two were older downloads. So they are no longer free. Both are now available for $3.99 US.


All Titles were on the Best Sellers in The Kindle Store Top 100 Free List
or Free Promotions I receive in my Email at time of download.
They may no longer be available for free.
All the book blurbs are from Amazon.
All book covers are screen captures from my Kindle Reading App on the Laptop.


Angels Don’t Die

(Madeleine Toche Series Book 2)


Soren Petrek

Capture35 Angels dont die

225 pages
Downloaded on November 1, 2012

Capture 3 and half stars

This was a good book.


When an American agent is taken hostage, famed WWII assassin, Madeleine Toche resurfaces to rescue him, taking on the PLO and all comers in the middle of Israel’s Yom Kippur War. Toche, feared as the Angel of Death, must send the PLO a bloody message, release the agent or die. With the help of the Mossad, Toche unleashes her fury, leaving a path of destruction everywhere she goes.


(Jake Lassiter Legal Thrillers Book 6)


Paul Levine 

Capture36 Fool me twice

337 pages
Downloaded on March 23, 2012

Capture 4 and half stars

This was a very good book. The characters were funny and the sidekick was a hoot.


It’s a routine fraud trial in Miami, until…  A witness is murdered…  And Jake Lassiter is the prime suspect.

The mystery leads Lassiter and his wise cracking delinquent nephew to an abandoned silver mine deep beneath the Aspen ski slopes. The evidence that can clear the lawyer — or bury him — is revealed in an explosive finale.


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David’s Kindle Klearing # 12

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David’s back was feeling much better this week. He was able to do some maintainance on BOB. He pulled the drive line down which is in 3 sections, replaced a carrier bearing and a U-joint on the first section. He put that section back up, started BOB put it in gear and gave it some gas up to 40 miles per hour. The vibration under the driver’s seat was not there. He then put the 2nd section back up and repeated this process. The vibration was back. So he took the second section back down and replaced the U-Joint on this section. He has not put this section back up on BOB yet. He may do that today. Hopefully this will take care of the vibration. 🙂  So anyway he only finished two books this week.


All Titles were on the Best Sellers in The Kindle Store Top 100 Free List
or Free Promotions I receive in my Email at time of download.
They may no longer be available for free.
All the book blurbs are from Amazon.
All book covers are screen captures from my Kindle Reading App on the Laptop.


Order of Seven


Beth Teliho

Capture33 Order of Seven

250 pages
Downloaded on February 11, 2016

Capture 3 and half stars

This was a good young adult book.

I sometimes download them because they just sound really interesting to me and David will read them.


Eighteen-year-old Devi Bennett is surrounded by mysteries: her unknown heritage, a recurring dream about an African tribal ceremony, an inexplicable attachment to a certain tree and a psychic ability she’ll never understand—unless she finds her biological parents.
Things take a shocking turn when she meets Baron, an intense and alluring energy healer who receives prophetic dreams which all seem connected to her. Devi must rely on an empath, a seer, and Baron to help research her roots to discover who she is and what she is capable of. But when Baron’s visions lead to an ancient legend which may link to her birthright, Devi learns her gift is more imperative than she thought imaginable.

Sargasso of Space

(The Solar Queen Series Book 1)


Andre Norton

Capture 33 Sargasso of Space

286 pages
Downloaded on September 1, 2013

Capture 3 and half stars

David had read this book before, he said it was a pretty good book.

He probably ended up reading it again because I use to just return the book to the beginning,  leave it on the Kindle so that I could read it at a later date. Now I remove them and do my reading on the Laptop App.


Dane signed on with the independent cargo ship Solar Queen looking for a career in off-world trade. In Sargasso of Space, the Solar Queen free traders win exclusive rights to trade with the planet Limbo, but the crew arrives to find most of the planet’s surface charred, with little sign of life. They find a valley with life, but others may still lurk. Worse yet, a strange force threatens to cripple the Queen. They must solve the planet’s mysteries if they hope to escape not only with tradable goods, but their lives.

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