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2011 Mommytography 365 Project Sunday Assignment

3 Quick Thoughts on Sunday, July 16, 2017

  • Our roof has new shingles!  It looks nice.  The crew cleaned up nicely and the contractor is going to be back tomorrow to check on the work again, answer any questions/concerns we might have, and do another sweep with the magnet to pick up any stray staples.  We’ve swept and looked around, found a few stray staples, but it looks good.  I vacuumed the pool yesterday morning and there really wasn’t much shingle dust in there, which was good.
  • The pool is finally clean and warm.  We’re really enjoying the swimming.  We ordered a robotic pool cleaner, which should arrive this coming week.  That will save me many hours each week brushing and vacuuming.  And it supposedly will also mean we have to use fewer chemicals, which would be nice.
  • We are testing Sling TV this weekend, watching the NASCAR races and other shows, via the app and an XBox One.  I can see we’re going to need to up our Internet bandwidth, but otherwise, we’re fairly pleased with how it all works.  The biggest challenge has been figuring out how to use the XBox controller to operate the television.  Hopefully later this week I’ll be able to cancel our satellite tv service and save ourselves some money.

Just a Moment – Forty-Three

We are getting new shingles on our roof today!  The work crew showed up early, before 7 a.m.  We knew we were on the schedule for today, but we didn’t have any idea how early on the schedule.  They are making great progress, though, so all is good.  Our pool cover is getting a work-out, as you can see in the picture.  I doubt we’ll be swimming tonight.

Book Review of The Other Einstein by Marie Benedict

I read this book as part of the 2017 European Reading Challenge.

The Other Einstein: A Novel*, by Marie Benedict
 

 

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I found it interesting to read about all that a female had to go through to be a part of the then man’s world of science and the university system of the late 1800s and early 1900s. Also intriguing was the idea that it could have been a woman, Albert Einstein’s wife, who came up with the theory of relativity, and one has to wonder how many other times in the course of history a man has taken credit for a woman’s discovery.

Most of this novel was set in Switzerland, with parts of it in Mileva Maric’s native land known today as Serbia, Einstein’s native Germany, Poland, France and Austria.  This story was well written and I hope to read more books by Marie Benedict in the future.