Fritchman Thompson Diary
of 10 September 2007
Latest Update: Friday, 14 September 2007 7:00 p.m.
Wow, Bob and I have been married 24 years today. It seems like it was only yesterday we got married.
I went directly to dad's this morning to tidy up some last minute
arrangements. The Credit Union did everything by phone from paying for
the car to transferring tags and license. I talked with dad's State
Farm homeowners rep who lined us up with a restoration company. He was
coming at one today too. The only minor loose end is the local fire
investigator. Since they towed the car to another city he was not sure
he would be able to look at it again. They may close the books on this
one as cause undetermined. I called our local insurance rep to give him
the information on the new car. He transferred the insurance from one
car to another while I was the phone.
Once I had everything set up I went on to work arriving at 10:45. I
worked straight through today to make up part of my time. I can either
make up the rest of the time or just take an hour of my vacation time.
After work I had a hair cut appointment then picked up Bob for dinner
out for our anniversary. Nothing special, just the local diner type
I finished the Stephanie Plum last night. Some readers complain about
her not resolving the Ranger/Morelli issue or that she writes the same
book over again I still enjoy her books. She had exploding rodents in
this one rather than exploding cars. And, to add to the mix, she gets
involved in looking for her missing ex-husband who may have been killed
by fake attorneys.
Tuesday, 11 September 2007
Wednesday, 12 September 2007
Last night I went to the gym. After dinner I
came back to check my mail but forgot to do my diary page. Oh well.
Things have settled down with the car fire issue. Dad likes his new
car. The restoration people are lining up contractors to replace the
damaged carport and driveway, etc.
We are getting a break from the heat with temperatures in the high 80's or low 90's. Still no rain.
I am reading another Charlotte and Thomas Pitt, Bedford Square, by Anne Perry.
Thursday, 13 September 2007
Busy, busy. Today I had to work through lunch
in order to leave at 4 for my Friends of the Library meeting. No weekly
grocery shopping trip. We stocked up on stuff for Bob last Sunday on
our Costco run to last him while I am gone on vacation next week.
Tropical storm Humberto is heading east after making land fall. Looks
like the main part of what remains of the tropical depression will stay
to our south but may bring us some rain tomorrow anyway. I sure hope
so. My lawn may be lost for good at this point. Oh well, I can reseed
in the fall much cheaper than I can water. The plants were mostly
annuals to be pulled up in the fall and replaced with winter flowers.
However, my lantana continues to thrive.
Friday, 14 September 2007
Yippee! So far today we have had 1.89
inches of rain at our house. There may be a band of rain showers coming
through later tonight before things clear up. The mountain communities
had anywhere from 4 to 6 inches in some places. This will not only help
locally but also fill the lakes, reservoirs, and streams which
eventually flow through our areas of the state.
I have a lot to do tonight and tomorrow to get ready for my trip. I am
not sure I will have time to post tomorrow. The Firm picnic is being
held at the Chinqua Penn Plantation.
The picnic and games will be held at the nearby 4-H camp facilities.
The Firm purchased tickets for employees plus any family members who
wished to tour the house and gardens. The plantation was open for many
years, run by either the state or a trust fund? It eventually was
closed due to lack of funds to keep it running. It has been bought and
refurbished by a young couple who live part time at the house and part
time in nearby Mocksville. I have never toured the plantation. The Firm
is providing the food, entertainment for the kids such as a clown, DJ
and dancing for the adults, etc. Should be a lot of fun. It is about an
hour or so drive from Winston. By the time we do the picnic and get
back home I will have just enough time to shower and finish packing
before going over to my folks house to spend the night.
Sunday morning the folks, Frances, and her friend Marcie, and I all
leave for Cape Cod, Nantucket, and Martha's Vineyard. Al will be
driving the motor coach for Holiday Tours. I have done a lot of
traveling up and down the east coast but have never ventured to this
part of the northeast. We will drive to NJ Sunday night then on into
Martha's Vineyard on Monday staying there four nights. Friday morning
we leave for home spending the night in Pennsylvania before arriving
home sometime Saturday evening.
After the two weeks of stress from dad's car burning up, work stress,
etc, I am ready for a vacation away from home. I will miss Bob and the
dogs but if I do not get out of town I do not get a real vacation.
If we take any pictures at the plantation I will have Bob post them on
his page next week, so be sure to check in with him just in case.
Saturday, 15 September 2007
Sunday, 16 September 2007
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