Fritchman Thompson Diary
of 23 October 2006
Latest Update: Sunday, 29 October 2006 1:45 p.m.
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
24 October 2006
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.
25 October 2006
26 October 2006
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.
27 October 2006
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.
28 September 2006
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.
29 October 2006
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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