Fritchman Thompson Diary
of 4 September 2006
Latest Update: Thursday 7 September 2006 7:20 p.m.
Tuesday, 5 September 2006
Yes, Bob and I and the dogs used the long
weekend for a visit with Brian and
Marcia in Maryland. Unfortunately tropical storm Ernesto was going
pretty much the same way we were. We drove up in torrential rains and
winds. It took full concentration at the wheel to keep from losing the
car to either a strong gust of wind and/or deep rains on the roads. It
was a long and miserable drive but well worth it in the end to get to
spend a few days with good friends and their dogs.
As I mentioned last week I was pretty much at exhaustion level when I
left here on Friday. Friday night I went to bed at 9 and slept until 7
then napped a good part of the afternoon. Saturday and Sunday nights I
went to bed early and slept in late getting up just in time to take a
nap. I did get in some reading by finishing the quilting book,
reading another Hamish, and starting an Anne Perry. Marcia and I did a
little shopping but not all that much and we made our usual trip to the
When we left Maryland yesterday morning we drove all the way to the
North Carolina line in the same mess we drove up in. Torrential rains
with some winds though not as bad as those going up. It was just a
little after 2pm when we arrived at home. With all the rain from
Ernesto plus weekend thunderstorms, up to and including Tuesday morning
according to our neighbor, the grass had grown about a foot. Since it
looked like it was going to rain again soon, I cranked up the mower as
soon as I helped Bob get the car unloaded.
I then took off for a drugstore run and to pick up Subway sandwiches
for dinner. After dinner I checked my mail, sorted the snail mail,
unpacked the cooler and the suitcase. After a brief rest while I caught
up on the back issues of the newspaper I finished putting away the rest
of the stuff from the trip.
Of course it was "hit the ground running" at work today. I am getting
ready to launch the fall destruction project plus I am helping two of
our other offices with their destruction processes. I will most likely
be going to those offices later this year. Steve is very busy getting
our newest office in Wilmington, DE up to speed with their records
which means he will be going back up there very soon.
Well, I have bills to pay and other things to sort out.
Malcolm went in for some minor surgery today
based on Dr. Taylor's recommendations from a visit back in July. The
lump he removed from his lower abdomen was only a large fatty mass. The
little growth behind his ear was also not serious. When they went to
clean his teeth they found a loose incisor. The tooth almost fell out
apparently due to a root problem. After extracting the tooth he cleaned
up the root canal.
Last night I finished up the Anne Perry I started while on vacation
picking up another Dana Stabenow next.
Now, I will be disappearing again for the weekend. After work tomorrow
I am picking up my folks to meet my sister for dinner. After taking
them back home I will go on to Frances and Al's to spend the night.
Saturday morning she and I will be driving down to Level Cross to catch
the motor coach to VA for a weekend trip arriving back home sometime
Time to pack, again, and get things ready to go. See you next Monday.
Friday, 8 September 2006
Saturday, 9 September 2006
Sunday, 10 September 2006
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