Fritchman Thompson Diary
of 8 August 2005
Latest Update: Sunday 13 August 2005 1:45 p.m.
night we watched a great movie, The
Madness of King George staring Nigel Hawthorn as Crazy
King George III and Helen Mirren as Queen Charlotte. Hawthorn has
always been one of our favorite actors since we saw him in the Yes, Prime Minister series in the
mid-80's. It was interesting to see Mirren as someone other than the
hard core detective in Prime Suspect.
I also finished up the B&B mystery when I went to bed to read.
Tonight I shall start another Alpine mystery but right now Bob and I
are in the middle of watching another Peter Whimsey we started while
9 August 2005
Greetings on this wonderful Tuesday. Work is
of course running much smoother, so far anyway, with Jackie back. We
are very busy work on various projects along with the daily demands of
Over night we had a very quiet 1 1/2 inches of rain. I did not hear it
rain at all during the night and I very rarely sleep all night so it
must have been a steady drizzle/light rain. It was still drizzling when
I went with the dogs first time this morning to get the paper. We
needed the rain as things had started to get a little dry.
I did make it to the gym tonight for a brief workout on the cardio
machines followed by some weight work. Last night I was still pretty
tired from Sunday's marathon day in the yard.
Which reminds me, I talked with my dad last night and the doctor has
turned him loose to got back to doing his regular daily activities. His
vision has improved greatly since last week. He is now driving and can
play golf this weekend, weather permitting.
Guess that's about all we have going on here. The dogs are doing good.
Duncan has slowed down some but still is very active for a 10 1/2 year
10 August 2005
After the 1 1/2 of rain that fell Monday
night we received an additional 3 1/2 inches last night from storms
that rumbled through from around 10 pm to about 1 am this morning. We
had the usual dog antics with Malcolm barking and pacing and Duncan
being just scared to death. That combined with house shaking thunder
and lightening that lit up the room Bob nor I had much sleep. It had
started to pour down rain while I was still awake reading. The worst of
the storms moved in just after midnight.
It was a very busy day at work and by 4:45 I had completely run out of
gas. I made a quick grocery store run on the way home.
Otherwise not much else going on for now.
11 August 2005
Work, Friends of the Library Meeting, home
and dinner. Not much else in the news. Bob and I are in the middle of
watching a wonderful British series Rosemary and
12 August 2005
Have you ever had one of those days when work
was the last place you wanted to be? It does not happen to me very
often and has nothing to do with the job or the Firm. I just did not
want to be at work today. But, I made it through anyway getting a lot
done as usual. I guess Friday came one day too late for me this week
but I was certainly very happy when 5 pm finally rolled around.
I got the mowing out of the way when I came home. I can edge and do
other little outdoor chores tomorrow or Sunday.
Last night I sat up reading until I finished Alpine Idol. Today at lunch I
started the most recent Nancy Martin mystery.
13 August 2005
14 August 2005
I thought I wrote something for yesterday but
apparently was so busy I guess I forgot. After morning spin class I
made a stop at the drug store and grocery store.
After doing the house cleaning I fixed lunch and relaxed a while before
taking the vacuum downstairs to give it a good cleaning. After I
finished up down stairs I took the dogs down to play at Mimi's for
At some point I know I checked my e-mail, cleaned off my desk and
balanced the check book either before or after my shower, can't
remember. I had some additional odds and ends to do then watched the
PGA tournament before starting dinner. While we ate dinner we watched
an Upstairs/Downstairs. After dinner we watched another episode then it
was off to bed to read.
Dad and I played 9 holes this morning. As we prepared to turn the side
and go to the back several groups were just going off. I suggested we
go ahead home so I could get some more of the weeding done and give me
a chance to get back home early rather than later this afternoon.
Paul and Mary are coming over for dinner tonight. I have a few things I
need to get done in the interrium plus read the paper and watch the
final round of golf.
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