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Week of 23 October 2006

Latest Update: Sunday, 29 October 2006 1:45 p.m.

Monday, 23 October 2006

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Bob and I are revisiting the 70's during the Cold War era. We are watching Sandbaggers, a British thriller show. I can remember watching the show when it first aired on public television but I don't remember very many of the episodes. Roy Marsden, best knowns for his role as Detective Dagliesh, plays the lead role as director of operations.  

The weather has turned pretty cold. The temperatures are dropping into the mid 30's tonight. Today was 50 but 20 to 30 mph winds. In the sun, out of the wind, it wasn't so bad walking at lunch.

Stephanie just called to see if I was ready to walk so I guess I better go.


Tuesday, 24 October 2006

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Last night was supposed to be gym night but about halfway to work yesterday morning I realized I had left my gym back at home so I went tonight instead. The weather continues to be cool with frost forecast for tonight. It was very windy when I walked at lunch today.

Last night I started Shadows at the Spring Show by Lea Wait. This is the fourth book in her Shadows series which is the name of her character Maggie's antique print business. In real life Lea and her husband Bob run an antique prints and photographs business. In her most recent novel Maggie has decided to put her own antique show on to support a local adoption agency. Maggie, widowed at 38, never had children by her late husband. She has recently started a long distance relationship with a man whom she met at a show a year ago. But, he does not want children. Maggie has been thinking about adopting a child through this agency but still has some major concerns.

In the meantime, someone has been making threatening phone calls and sending letters trying to cancel the show. The mother of a local family who has adopted 11 children has been shot and one of her adopted sons has gone missing. Maggie must try to determine of the shooting and the threats are related and try to forge ahead with the show as planned. She has permission to use the new gymnasium at the local college where she teaches. In her quest to gain permission she promised no harm would come to the facility by the exhibitors and attendees.  

In real life Lea adopted four older children of various racial backgrounds as a single mother. Three years ago she married Bob and now divides her time between her writing and antiques business. She also writes children/young adult books set in 19th Century Maine. Being a reader and a librarian I enjoy her stories about the prints she tells in her books and as an introduction to each chapter.


Wednesday, 25 October 2006

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Thursday, 26 October 2006

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I forgot to change the daily update link on Tuesday if you happen to miss that post. Last night I just forgot to post something period. When I came back to check my mail I got all involved in something and forgot I had not posted. Oh well.

I finished up the Lea Wait book last night. Tonight I shall start the newest David Handler, The Sweet Golden Parachute.  He writes the Mitch Berger and "Des Mirty series set in Dorset, Connecticut. More on that later.

The weather remains cool with the highs in the mid 50's each day. The yard is covered in leaves. With 1 to 3 inches of rain predicted for tomorrow I am sure a lot more will be coming down.

Work is steady. Next week will be my 4 year anniversary with the Firm. I would never believe I could find a job I would love as much as I did when I first started out as a librarian.


Friday, 27 October 2006

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Not exactly one stop shopping but more like one place shopping. I picked Bob up after work. We first stopped by the library then headed across the street to the strip mall. After making a quick stop at the pet store for dog food I drove over to the grocery store end. Before going in to buy the groceries I stopped in the Wing Zone to place our dinner order. I returned to the car with the groceries leaving Bob to put them in the car while I went back to pick up the food.

It has rained all day although we only had .38 inches by the time I picked up Bob. It was .51 when we got back. The heaviest rain is supposed to move in tonight before it all clears out tomorrow.

It has as usual, been a long week, so we shall relax this evening watching Poirot episodes.


Saturday, 28 September 2006

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We got up around 7:30 this morning. After breakfast I tackled organizing and straightening up the house before doing the usual vacuuming and dusting. After an early light lunch I took off to run some errands which took about two hours. One stop included the garden store to pick up a flat of pansies.

The weather today is warm but windy with sustained winds of 15 mph and gusts up to 23. Leaves are flying all over the place. We did not get as much rain as promised yesterday but the leaves are still to wet to vacuum up good today. With the wind things will be dried out by tomorrow afternoon. I put the dogs on their tie out ropes in the front yard to watch while I pulled up some summer stuff to make room for the pansies in my little garden out by the street. I also put some in my two planters by the house.

Grilled steak and chicken for dinner along with a relaxing evening. Hope you have a good one as well.


Sunday, 29 October 2006

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I hate the time change. I woke up at 6:30 this morning since my body thought it was 7:30. We both got up at "the real" 7 since the dogs were still on daylight savings time as well.

It is another beautiful day but still windy. The weather forecast was iffy last night as to the morning temperatures.  Dad decided it would be too windy for him to play.

I spent this morning, after reading the paper, puttering around in my office. I cleared another load of ironing from the basket and finally cleared off the pile of junk on the top shelf of my bookcase under the window. Good thing I did too. I found an old check from back in February from when I was working for Breakthrough Promotions I had never cashed and the missing bank statement I thought I never received. Bah! I am not usually so careless. I must have mixed that stuff in with some other on my desk when I piled it all up on that shelf.

Around 9:30 I took the dogs out back for a little playtime then started in the yard. I vacuumed the front yard then took a break for an early lunch before starting on the back. Today I had to vacuum the entire yard rather than a hit and miss job for the worst of the leaves. They were pretty solid everywhere plus the pine needles in the back that had fallen. With the yard "cleaned" it did not take very long to mow. I had a lot of sticks down from the wind. I broke those up to put in the yard cart and called it a day.

I still have bills to pay and some web sites to catch up on reading. The NASCAR race is in Atlanta today. Guess I will relax and flip back and forth between the race and the golf.

Last night we watched the first season of Jeeves and Wooster starring Stephen Fry and Hugh Laurie. Bob and I did watch these back in the early 90's when they first aired but they are well worth watching again. Both are excellent in their roles with Laurie playing the bumbling rich Bertie Wooster and Fry his smart and dependable valet.


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