I hit the ground running yesterday morning and did not stop until 8:30
last night. After the gym and grocery store shopping yesterday
morning I dived right into giving the dogs their baths. This is no easy
chore since both Malcolm and Duncan do not like baths very much. Between struggling
to get them to stand still and bathing them too it is very much a major
physical struggle. Fortunate Kerry is too old and slow to make his bath
that difficult but he still tends to try to wander away from me.
Of course after I finished their baths I was soaked myself. I jumped
into the shower than ate a light lunch while I checked my e-mails. Next on
the list was having Bob scan my pictures for me. I sat in his office while
he scanned them then began work on the picture albums while he transferred
and resized them for me. When he was finished I started incorporating them
into my trip page narrative.
At 2 pm we left the house for the nursing home. They are moving Lenore
to a room at the other end of the hall closer to the nursing station and
where everyone comes and goes off the elevator. Bob and I think she will
enjoy being closer to the activities on the hall.
We left the nursing home at 3 to drive up to Bullington. While we
waited on Steve to arrive with his mower I started weed eating around the
pad and the high stuff along the bank too high for him to mow. Once he
arrived I did a little more trimming and we finished up that job about 5
o'clock. Back toward home, Bob and I stopped off for dinner before making
our evening stop at the nursing home. We did not stay long since the dogs
had been home alone since 2.
When we got home I decided to go ahead and mow our grass since it was
at least a little cooler and the sun was down. After I finished mowing I
used my new leaf vacuum to get up the grass and leaves on the driveway and
gutter. I want to get some practice in with it before leave season gets
fully underway. I finished up in the yard at 8:30.
Today I want to finish up the trip page and work on the photo albums. I
have some bills to pay and book keeping stuff to do this morning while Bob
As you may have read on Bob's page things are looking a little bleak
here at the Thompson Techno Grotto. Between the falling off of computer
books sales and not much in the way of business for me I may have to go
back to work. If you or anyone you know has a need for my
research services please contact
Also, keep good thoughts in your mind for Brian
and Marcia Bilbrey
as they begin their 5 day adventure across the United States from
California to their new home on Maryland.