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Week of 20 July 2009

Latest Update: Sunday 26 July 2009 3:00 p.m.


Monday, 20 July 2009

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Sometime early this morning the rain woke me up. It was coming down pretty hard but we did not have a storm. Another fall like day with cool temperatures, clouds, and lots of wind. Around 3:45 this afternoon we were under sever thunderstorm watch. Looking out from the side of the building where I work you can see our side of town. It was pitch black over here. We watched the storm move from where we live, the north west side to downtown.

When I left work at 4:45 I could see a lot of leaves and stick had been blown onto the road. At the corner of University and Coliseum, a major intersection the lights were out and the cops were directing traffic. I had seen one tree down in a yard along the way and one side street blocked off.

Once I got through that intersection, where I turn right onto Coliseum to get to Reynolda Road, I did not see much in the way of storm debris. A mile or so down Reynolda a tree was down blocking the road. Fortunately it was right between a little side road we could take as a detour and get back on Reynolda. From there on to the gym I did not see any further damage.

I picked up Bob after I finished at the gym to meet Mary for dinner at Zoe's. We did not have any damage or leaves down in the yard but a neighbor's crepe myrtle was damaged. We picked up two inches of rain. I talked to dad a few minutes ago and they did not get a drop. 



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Tuesday, 21 July 2009

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I saw more storm damage this morning on my way to work. Lots of trees down, etc. Cool again today but a little more humidity.

I am reading another Reginald Hill, Arms and the Women. Hill features Pascoe's wife Ellie more in this one.

More file shifting today. I am about finished with that project for now. Several others are waiting on the back burners.

We are watching the first episode of Wire in the Blood. The first and second episodes are based on novels by Val McDermid. Another later episode is an adaptation of one of her novels. I've never read the books but I think Bob has.


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Wednesday, 22 July 2009

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We are back to more normal July type weather, warm and muggy. Mid 80's today though the humidity is still not all that high. Between the rain and my quick fix watering last week the grass is looking fairly healthy.

Gym tonight. We have been watching Madmen which is much like watching reruns of my childhood. I liked Wire in the Blood. A bit more psychological weird than some stuff we watch but we enjoyed it enough to try some more episodes.

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Thursday, 23 July 2009

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Friday 24 July 2009

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End of another long week. Duncan had several good nights followed by another very bad one last night. I must have been really tired because I slept through one 45 minute bad period around 2 that kept Bob awake. He put Duncan in the bathroom to see if that would calm him down. He woke me at 4:30. I will not describe the scene before my eyes but needless to say I was mopping the floor and cleaning him up getting back to bed after 5. This is the second time he has worked himself into a frantic state like that when we have not heard him trying to get up.

From work I made a library, drugstore, and grocery stop to pick up milk and juice. Bob fixed stir fried rice for dinner. We started watching another episode of Blue Murder with dinner. After dinner I mowed the lawn. Temperatures are not too bad, 84 with 45% humidity.

Whew. Now I am tired. Time to watch some more of the show and relax.

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Saturday, 25 July 2009

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Happy birthday to my dad. For his birthday he wanted to drive down to Sanford to eat at a German restaurant he had heard about. Frances had called to see if we needed reservations. The owner, waitress said she would save us table if they got busy. We left around 11, got down there around 1:00.

Everything is made from scratch. It was more of a Bavarian/German type menu with lots to choose from. Food was excellent, much better than the place we went to not far from here for dad's birthday. It was a nice day, lovely weather, though we did hit a frog chocker not far outside of Sanford on the way back home.


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Sunday, 26 July 2009

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Other than getting the weekly house cleaning chores done this morning it has been a fairly relaxing day. Too hot and muggy to be outside though I had the dogs out several times and sat on the porch reading for awhile. It isn't too bad in the shade especially when a breeze comes up.

I finished reading the Dalziel and Pascoe this afternoon. I have reserves from the library to choose from next. Golf and more reading this afternoon.

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