Fritchman Thompson Diary
of 9 July 2007
Latest Update:Sunday, 15 July 2007 2:25 p.m.
Back to work for me today. Not too bad. Still the usual projects, etc.
After work I grabbed a quick bite to eat then on to the library. I
worked the 6 - 8 shift selling raffle tickets for our fund raiser. I
sold a few tickets and had a nice, quiet place to read for a couple of
It is brutal outside. Not so much the temperatures but sticky humidity.
When we left work at 5 it looked like a storm was brewing up. I had
about ten drops of rain on my windshield on the way home they it either
went elsewhere or died out.
Last night we watched the first disc, three episodes of He Knew He was Right.
Based on the novel by Anthony Trollop, it is a typical period piece of
1869 or so about a man who falls in love with a rather independent
women. When an old family friends continues to call on her, he gets
insanely jealous. Excellent acting, great characters, etc.
It's late. The dogs were used to having me home all day and today I
have gone from 8 to 8. They need some attention so I best run.
Tuesday, 10 July 2007
Another hot and sticky day. I did not
even go out at lunch since I only took half an hour. Last weekend when
I was backing out of dad's driveway I noticed a high pitch noise coming
from the front tire/wheel area on the driver's side. By the time I got
home it had stopped. Monday I heard it again when I left the parking
garage and again this morning when I backed out of our garage.
I called Bob to ask him if he would drive out to Tim's at this
afternoon around 4:30 and pick me up so I could drop off the car.
Later this afternoon we did get a brief storm with a little rain. It
cooled things off a little, down to 75 degrees but the humidity is 80%.
Driving to work in Bob's car without A/C is not a problem. I have been
driving to work with just the fan since the car is cool from sitting in
the garage overnight. But, if it gets hot and sticky byt afternoon I
shall have a miserable drive home.
I finished reading the Joanna Brady last night. Today during my half hour lunch I started a new author for me, Dana Cameron.
I met Dana at Malice this year but had not read her books. Bob had
read a couple but not all them. I fell in love with the book from the
first chapter. Dana's character, Emma Fielding, is an archaeologist who
lives with her husband in New England. In the first book she is on a
dig for the summer in Maine where she discovers a dead body on the
beach. That's as far as I have read but I can tell I will love her
books. We have all six of her books.
During dinner tonight we started watching the final episode of He Knew
He was Right. I need to type up the minutes of the last Friends Board
Wednesday, 11 July 2007
Yes, I am spoiled. Driving to work in Bob's
car was not too bad. Driving home from work, stopping at the drugstore
and then the grocery store was horrid. I have had AC in a car since I
used to drive my dad's 1966 Chrysler Newport in high school. Being as
hot natured as I am, getting in and out of a hot car dressed in work
clothes is pretty terrible for me.
Bob called early this afternoon to tell me it was the breaks on my car,
which I pretty much guessed, and that it would be ready late this
afternoon. Our neighbor said she would drive Bob out to pick up the
car. Bob called later this afternoon to tell me they drove out to get
the car but it was not ready. Gee, they could have called him to let
him know. I guess Bob should have called first.
That's the bad news. The good news it is to be cooler and less humid
tomorrow. We did some rain and a thunderstorm this afternoon which
cooled down the temperatures but once the sun came out the humidity
spiked back up.
Scott's came out today and treated the lawn with a liquid
iron/potassium/fertilizer treatment to help it during the summer heat
and drought. Bob heard someone outside on a tractor and went out to
assault him for mowing the lawn without permission.
Thursday, 12 July 2007
My friend Bonnie met me for lunch today. We
walked down to the Thai restaurant. Today was Friends meeting when I
leave at 4. I took half an hour for lunch yesterday and will do the
same tomorrow to make the time up.
I rushed home at 6, opened a can of Chef Boyardee for dinner then went
out to mow the lawn. Although it is only 83 degrees and 37% humidity I
am still soaking wet. You know the old saying, men sweat and women
perspire. Not this woman. Bob fixed his dinner earlier and was doing
the dishes when I got home.
Bob rescued my car from the mechanic's today. Kim drove him back out to
pick it up this afternoon. I miss driving my own car A/C or no A/C.
We are going to watch another episode of Midsommer Murders while I cool down before bedtime.
Friday, 13 July 2007
Saturday, 14 July 2007
It was a really nice day temperature wise.
With only half an hour for lunch I was not able to take advantage of
the cool day to walk. When we left at five it was a comfortable 75
degrees. After dinner I took the dogs outside to play in the back yard
for awhile. It has been so hot and muggy lately they have not had a
chance to get any outdoor playtime in.
The guys let me sleep in until 8:30. After giving Bob a haircut I
started on inside cleaning chores today. Bathrooms, vacuuming, and
dusting were all completed by lunch time. After lunch I started
on my office/desk with breaks to do other little chores inside. The new
shower curtain is hung in the hall bath, new plat covers in the den,
curtains hung back in the bathroom and living room, etc.
It was still very pleasant after lunch. I had the dogs back outside to play while I picked up branches and pulled a few weeds.
Paul is picking us up late this afternoon to drive out to the outdoor
shooting range. Dinner afterward then rest and relax this evening.
Instead of watching a DVD last night we sat and read.
Sunday, 15 July 2007
As I mentioned yesterday, Paul, Bob and I
went to the outdoor clay shooting range. Paul wanted to shoot his new
Remington 12 gage rifle. Paul and I did most of the shooting. I did
pretty well hitting not quit half the clays. It was a lot of fun. We
stopped at the Mexican restaurant on the way home for dinner.
Golf this morning. It was a little cloudy when we teed off around 7:15
but when the sun broke through it got pretty warm and sticky.
This afternoon I edged but did not mow. When I have to mow during the
week I usually don't have time nor feel like edging too. The last
couple of times I have edged the ground has still been pretty wet from
all the rain we had in June. It has since dried out, actually we need
some rain, making it easier to edge. I also trimmed the dead blooms
from the white hydragnea. It blooms very early in the spring getting
loaded down with blooms so much the branches bend over on the ground.
The dogs had a chance to run around outside and help but I put them in
before I finished. It was too hot for them to be out for very long.
If we do not get shower sometime today I will need to water the plants in the front.
I did finish reading the Dana Cameron. Next, I started another J.P. Beaumont. Time to relax and read the paper.
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