Fritchman Thompson Diary
of 29 August 2005
Latest Update: Sunday, 4 September 2005 1:40 p.m.
on another Monday. August is almost gone.
Depending on the path Katrina takes once she gets further inland, we
could see some rain. We actually need rain. Things are getting a little
dry again, having only had about half an inch in the last week or
NC and SC are very lucky. Had she come on shore on our coast as big as
she is, we would have been nailed even as far inland as we are. I am
very sorry for the folks on the Gulf Coast. I have a friend who lives
in Jackson, MS. I hope she is fairing well during the storm.
I finally made it back to the gym tonight. Last week between being
extremely busy at work and low on energy I missed an entire week. It
felt good to get back tonight. We are still covered up in work but at
least today started out at an easier pace.
30 August 2005
31 August 2005
Another wacky Wednesday. For some reason
Wednesday's at work are just crazy. I guess it being the middle of the
week attorneys are needing files, secretaries need files, etc. Things
are always going nuts, weird stuff to find, and other assorted
Last night after dinner I had to run over to the library to take care
of some Friends stuff. Tonight after dinner I went to the grocery store
then mowed the lawn.
The temperatures are very pleasant but the humidity is still high. The
weekend is shaping up to be a very nice one here with low temperatures
and low humidity. We are very lucky to have escaped with only half an
inch of rain from Katrina. South and North of us had tornadoes spawned
from the storm as it moved up through the Georgia and Virginia.
I need to pay some bills and take care of some other first of the month
1 September 2005
2 September 2005
3 September 2005
4 September 2005
Greetings. Wonder where I have been? Thursday
night I was busy getting ready for our weekend retreat up to the lodge
at Fancy Gap. I mowed, helped Bob pack the car, etc.
Thursday morning the driveway guys came to apply the sealant. Bob
parked Astro-truck across the street in Paula's driveway after I left
for work. Our neighbor's next door let me park at the end of their
driveway Thursday night and over the weekend while we were gone.
We left Friday night as soon as I got home from work arriving at the
lodge just before 7 pm after making a quick dinner stop. We had 8 up
the first night, three couples plus Paul and Jim. The skies were
perfectly clear with great transparency. But the winds started kicking
up before dark getting as strong as 25-30 mph gusts during the night.
We stayed out until 2:30 am Saturday morning getting a clean sweep of
all the Hershel objects in Sagittarius. I spent Saturday relaxing on
the screened porch reading and enjoying the lovely view of the
mountains. Last night we had two couples still at the lodge along with
Paul. The skies were clear and the wind was much less gusty although it
was still blowing at times around 10 to 15 mph. The transparency was
not a good but we did manage to clean sweep Pegasus before packing it
in around midnight.
This morning everyone needed to get back home. We could have
stayed another night but decided we would come on home as well. We got
home around 11:30 this morning. The dogs were very glad to see us.
Steve and Mimi took them out plus took them down to their house
yesterday to play for awhile.
With tomorrow off we are not hard pressed to get a lot done today. If
the weather looks good for tonight we may go up to Bullington for a
short session. I hate to waste a clear night with being off tomorrow
after such a long siege of bad weather. I checked my log sheets and
found we had only three observing sessions all year.
It was nice to get away and relax. I shall plan to use tomorrow to get
some yard work done and possibly vacuum the house but otherwise plan to
continue enjoying the long weekend.
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