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Week of 22 June 2009

Latest Update: Sunday, 28 June 2009 1:20 p.m.


Monday, 22 June 2009

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Nothing really exciting going on for a Monday. With school out my drive to work has a few less cars. I pass several public and private schools on the way to work one of which creates a big bottle neck. I'm not sure the coming home traffic has changed much in volume. 

The final round of the US Open golf tournament had to played today due to all the wet weather and delays. When it was time for me to go to lunch I logged on to the live coverage to see how things were going. It turns out the leaders were playing the last five or six holes. I was able to eat and watch the end of the tournament during my lunch break. 

Gym tonight. We are watching the last Inspector Lynley, Know Thine Enemy. We missed it or it never ran here Masterpiece Theater.


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Tuesday, 23 June 2009

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No update.


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Wednesday, 24 June 2009

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And it's only Wednesday? Bit of hard week at work. I am moving/shifting files again in between my other jobs. Tonight I came home and  mowed, edged, and swept up. At least the temperatures are in the  low to mid 80's with the humidity less than 50% though I was still soaked by the time I finished. While I mowed Bob fixed a casserole for dinner. We are watching the first episode of Crossing Jordan. Sort of like the show Bones.

Speaking of bones, I am trying a new author for me, but not for Bob. Beverly Connor has two series. I am reading the first book in her series featuring forensic anthropologist Lindsay Chamberlain, A Rumor of Bones. Bob and I met Beverly and her husband six or seven years ago in Atlanta at the Harriette Austin Writers Conference. I can't remember why we went but we had a good time. Bob has been reading her books since then but I had not tried them.  Like many of the authors we read whose feature character is a forensic anthropologist, that is also Beverly's calling. I just started the book at lunch today but what I have read so far I very much enjoyed.



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Thursday, 25 June 2009

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No update.



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Friday 26 June 2009

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Whew! Glad this week is over. I made the library, drugstore, grocery store run on the way home. After dinner I watered the two flower beds out front. I can get the stuff in the back tomorrow. All of what I have planted in the back beds are perennials in mostly shade. I think we have actually been a whole week without any rain. The front annual/perennial beds get full sun all day. The flowers I planted last in the smaller bed are not doing too well. I may be to add some more to that bed at some point.

We are watching the newer remake of the Murdock Mysteries. These are set later than the first series from the late 1880's to the early 1890's. So far I am enjoying the first episode.  Murdock is investigating the murder of a woman by electrocution. The backdrop story features a battle of the city over switching from DC to AC current connecting to the new generator at Niagara Falls.

It was very warm, low 90's when I left work. It has cooled of some with the sun setting. A few spotty showers have popped up around us but not much in the way of rain is in the forecast for the next week.


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Saturday, 27 June 2009

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I did the weekly house cleaning chores while Bob started the laundry doing my work load first. I now have a full basket of ironing I to tackle this afternoon. After I finished up the house work it was time to give the dogs their summer baths.

Duncan did not want to get washed. I finally had to call Bob to stand outside the shower and hold Duncan's head while I tried to wash him. He tried to fight both of us to keep me from holding him down to wash him. What his back end lacks in strength he makes up for with his front legs and head. He will try to head butt you if you get too close and used his front legs to thrash wildly. With his urinary leaking and accidents I wanted to get his belly area cleaned real good. After I finally got him washed Bob had to pick him up and carry him to the unfinished area to dry off. That will most likely be his last bath. I told Bob I will get some baby wipes to use on him belly area to keep him clean. He will not even tolerate being washed and rinsed in the front yard without putting up a fight.

Malcolm behaves fairly well once he gets in the shower and realizes he cannot out maneuver me. I then finished up with my shower.  Bob sat downstairs with the dogs while I came up to get dressed. He was washing some of Duncan's rugs and his bed cover with with the sheet load. The rugs sometimes get out of balance so Bob sits downstairs while they wash. Even with Bob sitting downstairs with him Malcolm barked the entire time I was up here getting dressed.

I went back down to dry the dogs off real good after they had a chance to shake and drip some of the water off. I took Duncan up around to the front and left him outside to dry. He has started not wanting to be outside for very long especially if I am in the house. I sat outside with him until he was almost dry before bringing him in so I could fix some lunch.

Hot and humid today though there is a good breeze. We will spend the rest of the day indoors. Golf and Wimbledon tennis later this afternoon.



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Sunday, 28 June 2009

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Dad and played nine holes this morning teeing off around 7:45. Lots of sunshine with temperatures in the high 70's to low 80's with a slight breeze.  We both played well.

I mowed when I came home. While it was not all that high it will be by midweek even with this recent dry spell. We did get a half an inch of rain Friday night from a little storm that fired up just before it was time to take the dogs for last time. Now I will not have to worry about mowing during the week.

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