The Cain household had a couple of casualties this week. My 20-year-old vacuum cleaner's engine blew up. Then my 15-year-old water heater cracked and sprang a leak and flooded my kitchen. No one was hurt in the accidents other than the appliances mentioned, but they're a total loss.
Well, it could have been worse ... and all other household items are doing fine!
Have you ever had any major household appliances die and had to replace it?
My kind and wonderful co-hosts of Celebrate the Small Things are:
L.G. Keltner @ Writing Off The Edge
Tonja Drecker @ Kidbits Blog
Celebrate The Small Things Linky:
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** To see who’s posted for the hop look at my Celebrate The Small Things Blog Roll, left sidebar bottom **
Celebrate the Small Things. To be part of this blog hop, all you have to do is visit the Celebrate page on Lexa's Blog for the rules, and then post every Friday about something you're grateful for that week. It can be about writing or family or school or general life. This is the funnest and easiest blog hop ever! (Originated by VikLit)
Foxy's Friday Freebies!
Foxy has been nosing around the net.
When she finds great FREE STUFF, she'll feature it on Friday Freebies posts -
- Free short stories, novellas, and novels
- Giveaways for books and swag
- Free services for authors
Here are Foxy's suggestions for April 8, 2016:
Free Complete Set of Children’s (Age 4-8) Books – Win the complete If You Were Me and Lived In series by award winning author Carol P. Roman along with the chance to pick the country of the next book. The books visit such countries as China, Greece, and Egypt so children can learn about their culture and people. Enter via rafflecopter on the Children’s Review Book blog. (ends Apr 28)
Free Suspense/Mystery eBook – Win The Dead Don’t Lie by Camille Taylor, about a club owner whose sister is murdered and she needs the help of a detective to find out who did it. Enter via rafflecopter on the Book Escape blog. (ends May 1)
Free Signed YA Sci-Fi/Fantasy Paperback – Win a signed copy of Musings of an Earth Angel by Suzanne Adams, about a girl being chased by a Demon Brigade and only her Angel Team can save her. Enter via rafflecopter on the Mythical Books blog. (ends May 1)
Free Women’s Self-Help Non-fiction Book – Win Break-Ups & Breakthroughs by Lisa Messenger, about how to handle the end of a relationship with humor, positivity and tough love, via leaving a blog comment with your country name on the Ask Ashe blog. (ends Apr 15)
Free $15 Amazon or B&N Gift Card – To celebrate the release of Blackbird Summer (Urban Fantasy/Romance) by Em Shotwell, about a family of psychics who’re feared by their Mississippi town except for one rebellious guy, the author is giving away a $15 Amazon or a B&N card via rafflecopter on the Mythical Books blog. (ends Apr 18)
Free Kindle Fire, $10 Amazon Gift Card, Fantasy Anthology eBook – To celebrate Summer Solstice by K.K. Allen, she’s giving away a Kindle Fire, $10 Amazon card, and an anthology of YA short stories (Paranormal Fantasy) via rafflecopter on Mythical Books blog. (ends Apr 22)
Free Fire HD 8 Tablet – To celebrate the 8th Anniversary of the Children’s Book Review blog, they are giving away a Fire HD 8 Tablet ($150 value) via rafflecopter on the Children's Book Review site. (ends Apr 27)
If anyone has a FREE short story (for download or online at a free ezine), novella, novel, special giveaway, or author service, please let Foxy know so she can plug you here! Write to: laura.6eg(at)gmail.com