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Week of 22 March 2004

Latest Update: Sunday, 28 March 2004 19:33

Monday, 22 March 2004

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If you happen to miss my post from yesterday you can go back and read about our weekend. It was nice to just sit and relax without having to jump up and do something. We knew it was to be cloudy on Saturday night. Bob and I talked about coming back home but knew that if we did we would just both work. Instead, we took a much needed break.

I did a quick house clean after we got home yesterday morning and unpacked. While I watched the beginning of the race I read the paper then took a nap and watched the end of the race. Last night I worked for about an hour and half. As soon as I get this post up I will try to get in at least an hour or so of work. We ate an early dinner so I could make the 5:30 step class.

I am reading the third book by David Handler in the Mitch and Mirty series, The Bright Silver Star

We were very lucky weather wise while up at Fancy Gap over the weekend. Friday night was cool but not unbearable. Saturday it turned cooler and windy. When we got home Sunday morning it windy here but not very cold. By mid afternoon the winds were up to 30 mph gusts with the temperatures falling. By last night it was back down in the 30's. Tonight is to be a hard freeze with lows in the lower 20's and winds. Winter is not quite out of here yet.

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Tuesday, 23 March 2004

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Short post. I just finished mowing and edging the lawn before a quick dinner. We are getting ready to head out  to help our friend Paul with some observing. He is teaching a course in astronomy at the college for the local science teachers. He needs a couple of extra scopes to give the class a chance to observe the planets and a few deep sky objects. Plus we have a sliver of a moon.

 

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Wednesday, 24 March 2004

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Well, another short post. Worked 7am to 3:30. Stopped at the store on the way home. Fixed dinner, went to the gym. Checked my e-mail. Need to give the dogs some attention.

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Thursday, 25 March 2004

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It has been one of those weeks where I have played catch up everyday. Leaving an hour early on Monday for my haircut plus a work lunch on Tuesday threw me two hours behind in my hours for the week. It makes it hard for me to pull the long hours at work to get caught up and then have time to do the stuff on the home front.

But, by this afternoon I had caught back up requiring tomorrow's work day to be only the normal 7.5. It was so pretty when I got off work this afternoon I took the guys down to play at Emma's for a few minutes before coming in to fix dinner. 

Tonight I am playing catch up with some work I need to do. Sure am glad tomorrow is Friday. Have a great weekend.

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Friday, 26 March 2004

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Saturday, 27 March 2004

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Too tired to do a post last night. I went straight to the gym from work. By the time I got home I had just enough time to check my e-mail before Bob and I took off for the library and dinner at the Chinese place. I was just too tired to make a return trip to the computer after I got home.

This morning I left at 6:45 for the other side of Charlotte about an hour and a half for the fly ball tournament to sell CBCR merchandise. I left there around 3. It was a really nice drive despite the fact it is interstate all the way. The Japanese and weeping cherries are in full bloom along with the forsythia and Bradford pears. With all the other trees still devoid of foliage the reds, yellows and whites really stand out along the highway.

As soon as I got home I hit the shower then made salads for dinner. I started the new Laurie King, The Game, last night and took it with me to read today while waiting between customers. Mary Russell and Sherlock Holmes are in India, 1924, looking for a missing British espionage agent and to investigate why three others have been found murdered. I shall spend this evening reading and watching Duke play their next round in the NCAA tournament.

Tonight, or I should say, tomorrow morning at 3am we were to get up to watch Jupiter's moon transit the planet. It is raining off and on now and will more than likely be too cloudy to see anything tomorrow morning. If you do have clear skies, go outside around dusk. You will be able to view five planets in the sky at one time, Mercury, Venus, Mars, Saturn, and Jupiter.

 

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Sunday, 28 March 2004

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Dad played his first half round of golf today just a little over three months after his knee replacement surgery. We only played nine holes. He hit the ball very well and had no problem with his knee.

By 1pm this afternoon I had played nine holes of golf, cleaned house, mowed the lawn and had a shower. I took a much needed break this afternoon to watch the race from Bristol, TN flipping back and forth between it and the NCAA basketball game between Georgia Tech and Kansas. I was mistaken about Duke in my post last night. I thought they were playing the late game last night but instead played this evening. The ACC now has two of the four teams going to the final four. 

I need to pay some bills and get my e-mails caught up. It looks to be another busy week between helping Bob build another PC and a new assignment from Tom to work on.

 

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