Fritchman Thompson Diary
of 4 June 2007
Latest Update:Sunday, 10 June 2007 3:20 p.m.
Bob posted some pictures for me. I had taken the ones of the dogs several months ago. The others are from my day trip on Saturday to Shatley
Springs. Our total rain fall for yesterday came to 1.02 inches. Some
parts of Forsyth County got rain this afternoon from scattered storms
but we did not.
Duncan relaxing on the love seat
Malcolm looking for something to bark at
Me, painting the foyer
Shatley Springs fishing lake
Cabins you can rent.
Shatley Springs restaurant
Tuesday, 5 June 2007
It's amazing what one inch of rain and some
sunshine will do. I decided I would mow tonight after dinner since I
knew it could not wait until the weekend. Man, had it grown in just a
couple of days since the Sunday rain. After the recent dry spell I had
skipped mowing only one week and in two days it had grown an inch in
I finished up the Charles Lee Kelly book and started the third book in the Big Stone Gap series by Trigiani, Milk Glass Moon.
Life in Big Stone Gap continues to be complicated for Ave, her
daughter, and husband. Mom and daughter are going through the usual
teen age conflicts while Ave herself has some personal issues to deal
with. One thing about Trigiani. Not only does she move forward quickly
from book to book but also within a chapter. Between major paragraph
breaks she may skip several months keeping the story line moving. For
these novels it works very well.
We are in the middle of the next to last episode of Monarch of the Glen
we started with dinner. One more on this disk before we finish up
season 6 and have to wait until 7 is out on DVD. Alas, and alack,
another good show comes to an end.
Wednesday, 6 June 2007
Happy Birthday to Bob. I asked him last night
if he wanted to go out to dinner or have me fix something special. He
declined on both accounts so I left home this morning with my gym back
in tow for my usual Wednesday night at the gym. Around midday he called
with his dinner request, takeout from either McDonald's or Wendy's. We
do not eat a lot of fast food so I guess this was what he considered
his birthday treat. Since McD's was easier to get to from the gym I
stopped there on the way home.
What a beautiful day we had today. I sat on the bench out front of the
building where I work at lunch time today. The temperature, humidity,
and slight breeze were all perfect along with a clear blue sky. We
better enjoy it. Starting tomorrow the temperatures are to ramp up for
the rest of the week.
Thursday, 7 June 2007
Friday, 8 June 2007
The end of another work week. I am always
tired by the time Friday morning rolls around for the last work day of
the week. Last night I finished the Big Stone Gap novel and started
another J. A. Jance, J.p. Beaumont mystery.
As promised it has turned miserably warm. Between the temperatures and
the humidity it was not very pleasant though I did take a short walk at
lunch to get some air and exercise. When we walked out the building at
quitting time it was like an oven downtown. When we walked the dogs
after dinner it was still 90 degrees.
Tonight we started watching a new British comedy, Clatterford, the title in America. In Britain they call the series Jams and Jerusalem.
The series reunites the comedy team of Dawn French and Jennifer
Saunders of Vicar of Dibley fame. This is one of those shows you have
be careful watching while you eat. Once I almost spewed my water when
someone said a funny line. It is hilarious though I think being a
regular watcher of British TV helps us understand some of the
stuff that goes on.
As is usual with a lot of TV we watch, I fall in love with the music.
In this case, I really liked the theme song which turns out to be sung
by Kate Rusby
who is a folk singer. She is singing a version of The Kinks song The
Village Green Preservation Society as well as incidental music during
the show. I may try to get some of her music.
Saturday, 9 March 2007
After sleeping in until 8 I read the paper
and tackled the weekly house cleaning. Afterwards I took off for
Wal-Mart and the RV place to get the grill gas tank refilled.
I am working inside today due to the beastly weather conditions
outside. The temperatures reached close to ninety by lunchtime though
the humidity is a reasonable 40%. Once the sun has moved around from
the front yard I will go out and water the plants. With the hot weather
over the last few days they are showing signs of wilting again. There
is only a slight chance of storms for this afternoon which will be a
hit and miss situation at best with the rain.
A slight cool front is to move in tonight making the temperatures much
more pleasant for tomorrow. I can wait to do the yard work tomorrow.
This afternoon I have cleaned up my desk and worked on the Friends of
the Library brochure. Paula, from the Friends board, and her husband
are coming over tonight for pizza. We are going to work on a final
draft of the brochure to present to the board on Thursday.
I bought an inexpensive two drawer plastic storage unit for my office
closet. That should help to organize the mess I have in there and make
it easier to retrieve the stuff I am now storing on the floor.
Sunday, 10 June 2007
A beautiful morning for golf. Windy, cool,
and partly cloudy. We were finished by 11 am just as the clouds
disappeared and the temperature started climbing. I came home and mowed
and edged the yard. It is about 88 degrees in the sun and about ten
degrees cooler in the shade especially with the breeze. The stronger 10
- 15 mph we had this morning have calmed down once the cool front moved
Even though we have had no rain in the past week the grass was high
enough to mow today. Plus, it gets it done for the week so I don't have
to deal with it during the work week.
Between my mom, my sister and left over pizza from last nght we have
food cooked for the entire week. Mom made chicken casseroles, which she
has not made in a long time. She made two small ones for us. All they
have to do is be popped in the oven to heat throughly. I stopped by
Frances' on the way home. She made Bob some egg salad and me some
We had a good time last night visiting with Paula and Casey. They
brought homemade strawberry and chocolate ice creams for dessert. We
ordered pizza since it would be easier to do with us working on Friends
of the Library stuff.
Rest and relax the remainder of the day. Hope you have a good one as well.
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