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Week of 8 October 2007

Latest Update: Sunday, 14 October 2007 2:30  p.m.


Monday, 8 October 2007

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Greetings. I am reading another Dana Cameron, Emma Fielding archaeologist mystery. Emma and her students are working on a dig at the eighteenth century Chandler House. Things are not going too well for the dig between some of the historical society folks not happy nor some of the neighbors. The idea behind the project is for Emma to make sure there is nothing in the way of artifacts and history of the house before they add a small bathroom and gift shop on the side of the house. When a young college age history student working part time as a security guard for the house turns up murdered, things start to look even worse. Emma borrows the head of the Chandler House Historical Society's boat and almost goes up in flames when she discovers someone put a hole in the gas tank. Other weird stuff continues to happen convincing Emma there is something sinister behind the history of the house that people do not want to be put out in the open.

The side story continues with Emma's marriage to Brian. They are fixing up an old historic house themselves which is various states of repair. In this book, Emma's sister veterinarian Bucky has come to stay for the summer to help with the dig and to learn more about what she does. Cameron adds a lot of side story of their relationship as sisters. This is the third book in the series.

The weather remains pretty warm for this time of year. It is still 85 degrees at 7 o'clock.

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Tuesday, 9 October 2007

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no update.



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Wednesday, 10 October 2007

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Busy, busy. With the Friends of the Library book sale this weekend I have that going on plus work. Tonight we had set up, tomorrow night we have our usual monthly meeting. I did the weekly shopping tonight while I was out and about.

Yesterday morning I had a dentist appointment which means working through lunch yesterday and today. Thus, no middle of the day reading time. I am over half way finished with the Dana Cameron.

It turned much cooler today, high in the low 80's. Tomorrow is to be only a high of 67. Wow. Now if we could get some rain. Alas, there is not a drop in the long range forecast for right now. The weather gods are predicting a dry, warm winter. That bodes well for cold and snow in my opinion.




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Thursday, 11 October 2007

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No update.



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Friday, 12 October 2007

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Last evening after the Friends Board meeting I went to dinner with the librarian. We had some library projects to discuss that I am going to help with in terms of collection development. The Friends have allocated some money to be spend on holes in the collection. Laura has a lot of things to do running one of the busiest branches in the system. I volunteered to review some recommended lists and compare those with what Reynolda has in their collection. I can do the title searches from home, compile a list, and she can just order the titles.

Bob and I had planned on going out observing tonight after many, many months of not going due to hazy skies, etc. But, we are not going for two reasons. One, my knee went south on me today with no warning. It had been doing great until yesterday when it started bothering me a little. Around midday today it just popped and went out on me with the brace on. I am hoping it is due to the weather change and the low that came through. On the way home the skies were looking less than perfect. Bob said the forecast had gone from clear to partly cloudy. So, we are staying home and watching the very first season of James Burke's Connections. We have the later seasons but not the first year. The show first aired in 1978.

I had hoped to stay up long enough last night to read the last 50 pages of the Dana Cameron but could not make it. I only took half an hour for lunch today and had to go to the bank so I only got another ten pages or so in. Maybe tonight.

Lows tonight down into the mid 40's. Finally, it feels more like fall.


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Saturday, 13 October 2007

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Another picture perfect day. Cool temps, slight breeze, clear blue skies. I did the weekly house cleaning this morning. After lunch I limped the mower around the yard. The grass I do have was high, the entire yard was full of leaves. I ran the leaf vacuum on the driveway and along the edge of the yard. The grass was too high to vacuum the yard plus I doubt I could have pushed it without full use of both legs.

The knee actually feels better since I mowed and I had a shower. I am off to the library. I need to take pictures for the book sale and help close things down at 5.

I did finish the Dana Cameron. I started I new author Philip R. Craig. I bought the first book in his Martha's Vineyard series...yes you guessed, while I was on Martha's Vineyard. I found a neat bookstore where I purchased his book A Beautiful Place to Die plus three other non-fiction books set on Cape Cod and/or the Vineyard. Books are a great way to purchase souvenirs of your trips. When you pick them up months or years later you instantly go back to the place you traveled. I started doing that a number of years ago and have discovered some marvelous fiction and non-fiction writers.

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Sunday, 14 October 2007

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Bob and I went over to the soccer field last night to do some in town observing. First time we have been out in months. As a matter of fact, I was almost loosing interest in the whole astronomy thing. But being out last night made we realize how much I missed it. We bagged eight objects on our Urban list. I have a almost completed list of Caldwell objects and my moon list. As far as my Hershel list goes, I am not sure I will get come even close to getting that one complete. We do not live in an area of the county which makes it easy. Between sky and weather conditions we struggle to get enough observing time in to complete 400 objects.

No golf today even though my knee feels better. Instead I took dad over to Lowe's to pick up some mum's and pansies to go in a little bed by the front porch. It did not take me long to get those in the ground. On the way home I dropped off some of the same plants we picked up for Frances while we were there. I also picked up a six pack of pansies to finish out my front bed and the planter along the porch.

I have mail to check, bills to pay, etc. so I best get to it.



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