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Week of 13 August 2001

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Monday, 13 August 2001

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Well, a typical Sunday at the Thompson house. Bob did the laundry while I vacuumed and mopped the two bathroom floors. After a shower and lunch I settled in to watch the race but, as usual, fell asleep within five minutes after it started. The phone ringing woke me at 2:30. I watched the end of the race which was actually pretty exciting for a road course race.

Not long after I woke up there was a huge clap of thunder and Malcolm levitated into my lap. He is not usually afraid of storms but this one scared all of them. Duncan came over to my feet and laid down with Kerry right next to him.

After checking my mail and entertaining the dogs for a bit, I fixed leftover Hamburger Helper, green beans, and garlic bread for dinner. It never did rain and actually cleared off as the evening progressed. But it was too hot and muggy to try to go out and mow the lawn. 

I started a new mystery last night, Anne Perry's Weighed in the Balance. This is the first one of hers I have read from the Inspector Monk series. So far it has started off pretty good.

This is a short week for me and lots to do. I leave Thursday morning on a short bus trip with my parents. We are going down to the Outer Banks of North Carolina to visit all seven of the famous lighthouses. I have never been down to the Outer Banks and am really looking forward to this trip. Action packed, we will see two lighthouses a day and one on Sunday plus visiting the famous Kitty Hawk where the Wright Brothers took their first flight.  

With me being gone from Thursday to Sunday I have a lot to do to get ready. I will actually be spending Wednesday night at my folks' house since we have to leave from Winston to get to Level Cross by 4:30 Thursday morning. The bus leaves at 5 AM. So between today and Wednesday I have to mow the lawn, go to the store, pack, and get general chores out of the way before leaving Bob to take care of the household.

It is supposed to rain today and tonight so I may not get to mow until tomorrow. Since I also need to edge the lawn that is the reason I did not want to start last night. I was afraid I would get started and then it would come up a storm since the weather was a bit unpredictable and they were calling for a 70% chance of showers last night.

Nancy and I are supposed to go take a picture of a dog that needs rescued today. Late this afternoon I have an appointment for a routine scheduled mammogram.

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Tuesday, 14 August 2001

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Rain and drizzle most of the morning. When the sun came out yesterday afternoon we had a nice sauna effect by 4:00. I left the house around 2 to go run some errands before my appointment. They were running behind schedule making it almost five o'clock by the time I got back home. 

Country ham biscuits with eggs and cheese and hash browns for dinner. After doing a little catch up work at my desk I spend the remainder of the evening reading the Anne Perry mystery until time for bed. 

The sun is out this morning. As soon as the grass dries I shall tackle the lawn and get things tidied up outside. Since I need to go to the bank and drugstore for Lenore I may as well go ahead and go the grocery store this morning while I am out. 

Not much else going on to write about so I shall bid you a good day and see you tomorrow.

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Wednesday, 15 August 2001

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Last post until Monday, August 20th. I leave early tomorrow morning for my lighthouse tour off the North Carolina coast.

The bus leaves Level Cross, NC Thursday morning at 5 am to travel east to Southport. We catch a ferry over to the first lighthouse. Each day we travel further east towards the outer banks visiting two lighthouses each day until Sunday. We are not expected back to Level Cross until very late Sunday evening which means I will not get home until close to midnight.

Today will be spent getting packed and the household chores taken care of. A load of Lenore's laundry, trash and recycling organized, etc.

Poor Duncan. Once the suitcase goes on the bed he knows something is up and will be acting sad all day long. This morning I need to vacuum some of the dog hair from the car and wash the windows.

Tonight is astronomy club meeting. Bob and I will make a library run and dinner and then go to the meeting. We will have to take two cars so I can leave the meeting early and go on to my parents house to spend the night. We will have to get up around 3 am tomorrow morning to dress and get to Level Cross by 4:15 or so to check in our luggage, etc.

Have a good rest of the week. See ya next week.

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Thursday, 16 August 2001

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On vacation

 

 

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Friday, 17 August 2001

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On vacation

 

 

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Saturday, 18 August 2001

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On vacation

 

 

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Sunday, 19 August 2001

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On vacation

 

 

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