Fritchman Thompson Diary
of 16 July 2007
Latest Update: Sunday, 22 July 2007 3:00 p.m.
and muggy. I went to the gym after work. We had some thunderstorms
north and west of us but nothing seemed to be making it this far. I
told Bob I would eat then mow the lawn since the forecast for the
entire week is afternoon/evening thunderstorms. By the time I had fixed
dinner and eaten a storm just north of us started drifting this way. I
can hear thunder off in the distance but so far no rain.
If it misses us I still may try to get the lawn mowed. Otherwise, not really much to report.
Tuesday, 17 July 2007
Just after I posted last night the winds came
up, the skies darkened and the rains came. It started about 7:30
and was still going after nine. It was one of those slow movers. We got
some rain but had more thunder and lightening than anything else. We
finally took the dogs out front for a quick out then off to bed. It was
well after 10 before ti moved on through.
More rain and storms this afternoon. The sun came out about the time.
Since I mulch rather than catch the grass in the summer it may be too
wet to mow but I may give it a try in a little while anyway. If it gets
too high it does not mulch very well and the forecast is more of the
same for the rest of the week.
Wednesday, 18 July 2007
Finally, the lawn is mowed. I called Bob this
afternoon and told him if it was not raining and there was no rain in
the surrounding area I would come home and mow then go to the grocery
store. We could stop and pick up something to eat on the way.
When I got home Bob said he would fix rice in the microwave and another
vegetable for dinner while I mowed. We were not desperate for anything
at the store so I can do that tomorrow night. As it stands right now,
the skies are partly cloudy but no storms in the area. I am sure Duncan
and Malcolm are glad to have a night off from the thunder. Last night I
had decided to go ahead and try mowing with the grass wet when another
storm blew up.
I did finish reading the J.P. .Beaumont. I started an Anne Perry at lunch today.
We are watching the first episode of Mapp and Lucia
starring Prunella Scales, Geraldine McEwan, and Nigel Hawthorne. We are
enjoying the first episode. Set in 1930, they are quit funny in
depicting the usual gossip and social climbing of the rich and want to
be rich in a small English village.
Thursday, 19 July 2007
Friday, 20 July 2007
Not really much in the way of news. This week
seemed like it was ten days long. I have been tired and cranky all
week. It should not be the heat since it does not bother me but...who
We did get a little break in the weather today. At lunch it was a
blissful 76 degrees with some clouds. I sat on the wall by the parking
garage and read instead of walking.
Saturday, 21 July 2007
The weekly house cleaning chores are
completed. I washed a huge basket of my work pants and shirts which
means I now have an over flowing basket of ironing for tomorrow.
We are getting a nice midsummer break in the weather. Today is cool,
windy, and sunny. Only a high of 81 today and lows tonight back down in
the 60's. I had the dogs out back to play some ball and run around
I am getting ready to leave for the library. The Friends are hosting a
big event this afternoon. We have been selling raffle tickets for
prizes for the last couple of weeks in the lobby of the library. In
addition to the prize drawings we have crafts for the kids, a
storyteller, etc. to wrap up the end of the library summer reading
program. The money from the sale of tickets goes in our funds to
purchase things for the library. Should be a lot of fun. I am the
official photographer for the event.
Sunday, 22 July 2007
Lovely, lazy day. I took the day off from golf. Slept in until 9:15 and
spent the morning reading the paper and watching the British Open.
Around 11 I did get dressed then fixed brunch since I got up too late
to eat breakfast.
After lunch I ironed, and ironed, and ironed...There are not too many
things I hate doing inside or out but ironing is one of them. I am not
a cloths horse therefore I do not own a lot of cloths. During the
summer I run dangerously low on shirts, tops and pants. With the hot
weather I go through them a lot faster. Plus, in the winter I wear a
lot of cords that can be washed and not ironed, tops and blouses and
can often be worn more than once, etc. I let my work clothing basket
get too full before I did a load this time.
I took dogs out for playtime before mowing the lawn. The weather is
nice again today. We just barely made it into the 80's today. The girls
were out back playing with Gerald watching them. The dogs and I visited
for a awhile before I put them back inside. I decided to go ahead and
mow today so I would not have to play games with Mother Nature dodging
storms all week. We have had some rain but I noticed the plants need a
little watering later on this afternoon.
Once I finish up here it is back to the den to watch the ladies play golf and the PGA guys who did not go to the British.
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