a tune for Tuesday vol 142

I absolutely adore this Cold War Kids song. So much so, I oftentimes hear it in my sleep.
Give it a listen and let me know What You Say.

Please listen responisbily.

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a tune for Tuesday vol 141

So José González has been around for a minute, but I just discovered him the end of last month.
Becca and I went to The Anthem to see Rufus Wainwright and at eight, this man came on stage with his guitar and blew me away.
I’ve been listening to his back catalog and new record all day long at least two days a week.

This is Swing from Local Valley. Let me know what you think!

Please listen responsibly.

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a tune for Tuesday vol 140

Often times I’ll present y’all with a song I’m obsessing over. Maybe I play it on repeat. Maybe I seek it out specifically. But this song is different.
I come across it at random, and every single time I hear it, I rediscover my love for it.

This is Perfume by Del Water Gap.
Give it a listen and let me know what you think.

Please listen responsibly.

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a tune for Tuesday vol 139

I’m loving this song by Scottish born Dylan Fraser.
The vid, not so much.

Give it a listen and let me know what you think about Nightmare.

Please listen responsibly.

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a tune for Tuesday vol 138

I’ve loved this song for the better part of six months.
If you know. You know.

Check out Serotonin by girl in red and let me know what you think.

Please listen responsibly.

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robot vacuum makes a map

Ten days ago, I ordered a robotic vacuum.

Two days ago it arrived.
We put everything together and left it to charge that evening.

Yesterday I set it loose to map the main living level.

It started at its dock in the corner of the dining room. At the point this screenshot was taken, it managed to navigate all the dining area, powder room, and in front of the island.
It went a little wonky near the big glass door in the living room because it could see out but not actually get out.

Later in the afternoon yesterday I took it upstairs to map the bedroom level.

It started in the hall then went into Baby K’s room. Apparently the carpet was a little tricky…
In this screenshot it left Baby K’s room, took a quick jaunt into the hall bath before finding its way into the guest room.

So far, I’m pretty pleased with this Roborock S7. It navigated the runner in the kitchen quite well, and only got a bit hung up on the carpet in Baby K’s room. It needs more help near the big glass door, but I can create a visual boundary for it and that should sort it right out. It was smart enough to know where the stairs went down and properly avoided that.
I plan to let it map each floor two more times to get the best possible idea of where it needs to do what.
I think I’ll let it do that before I try the mop feature, just in case.

This thing was nearly eight hundred dollars, but so far seems like it will be worth every damn penny!

In the app there’s a feature in which I can name this robotic vacuum…
Y’all have any suggestions?

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a tune for Tuesday vol 137

This song is currently on repeat in my brain.
I love everything about it.
Hana Vu’s voice.
The lyrics.
The music.

Check out Everybody’s Birthday and let me know what you think.

Please listen responsibly.

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the story of a vacuum purchase in four pictures

1. Instagram offers up clickbait for stuff it knows I’m already looking at.
(normally this would annoy me)

2. I click the bait.
(OMG! I click add to cart!)

3. I receive a confirmation email.
(yay yay yay I’ve been waiting for this auto fill dock to come back in stock)

4. I saved $190.01 on a vacuum I was already going to purchase!
(and it freaking mops too!)

OK, now I gotta go to school!
Have a great Friday, y’all!

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it’s (meteorological) fall, y’all

Autumn is my most favorite time of year!
It’s still eighty degrees out, but I’m embracing all things fall.
I’m all about pumpkins and leaves and cotton up in here (up in here)

This is what it looks like when the pumpkins aren’t gathered up by Baby K.

There are other little collections in the living room, but I chose to share this one because I like the way it looks best.

My God, y’all! The light in this house never ceases to amaze me.

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a little linen closet organization

Last week y’all saw what we did in the laundry room.
I’m going to share a peek at the linen closet this week.

When we first moved in and began unpacking, I simply crammed stuff into the linen closet. All I cared about in that moment was getting it out of boxes and (for the most part) where it belonged.
I don’t have any photos of the towels and bins and random supplies, but I can assure it it was somewhere between hot mess and shit show, but not as bad as a cluster fuck.

Once I got the laundry room the way I wanted it, and necessities appropriate stored in bathrooms, I went after the linen closet.

I began by taking everything out.

Then after I had an idea about what I was looking to put back in, I got on my Target app and bought a load of gray bins.
Had to pick them up and two different stores, but one is only a bit further from home than the other so it wasn’t that big of a deal.
That was the day the remnants of Ida came our way so I swung by YBW’s office to pick him up so he didn’t have to walk home in the pouring rain.
When he got in the car and saw all the bins he said:

As we do…

I sat on Baby K’s little bathroom stool in the middle of the hall refolding towels and sheets. Putting all manner of necessities in bins and finally loaded everything back in a way that made sense to me.

So far so good.

While I was getting all those gray bins for the linen closet, I got more white ones to use in the laundry room, so here’s a photo update of that for your ‘house porn’ viewing pleasure.

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