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Week of 3 August 2009

Latest Update: Sunday, 9 August 2009 3:20 p.m.


Monday, 3 August 2009

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My eye exam at my new eye center was this morning at 8:10. Shower, breakfast, and out of here by 7:30. I was very impressed. In and out in an hour. I asked them for a recommendation of an optical place since they do not have one attached to their practice. It was just short drive over but a 45 minute wait until they opened; according to the card they gave me. With my eyes dilated it was pretty rough driving even that short distance even with my transition lenses. A little before the 10 am opening time I go up to the door to discover the hours went from M - Thurs, 10 to 5 to Tues. - Thurs. 10 - 5 or by appointment. Hmm! On to work a half hour later than I should have been. 

Later this afternoon I checked the yellow pages to see if there was another optical solution. I wear progressive bi-focals which means not going to just any optical shop to have my prescription filled. I found one that looks promising with better hours suited to the general population, 8:30 to 5, M-F. I shall head there first thing in the morning on the way to work.


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Tuesday, 4 August 2009

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The new optical place I went to this morning was a good choice. It will be a week to ten business days until my new glasses are back. Overall, a very positive experience.

Last night I finished the tea shop mystery. Tonight I will start the new Donna Andrews, Swan for the Money. Since I had lunch with Bonnie today I was not able to start my new book until tonight.

Things are getting pretty dry again. The rain for Sunday never materialized after the brief shower that morning. Today was supposed to a 40% chance of rain/storms. They too, disappeared. South and east of us had rain yesterday and west of us in Kentucky they are having some major flooding issues.  We are now having our typical dry August weather.



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Wednesday, 5 August 2009

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I checked the weather just before I left work. It was 92 with 60% humidity. There was a nasty looking storm to our west but they often die out before they get to us. The skies were looking pretty dark with the wind blowing leaves all over the parking lot while I was at the gym. The storm was getting closer so I finished up my workout in order to get home before it got here. Bob wanted me to pick up some KFC for dinner.

Big drops of rain started falling just as I pulled in the garage. While we ate the thunder and lightening started up. We have a pretty good storm going right now. It will be awhile before we can take the dogs out for their after dinner walk.

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Thursday, 6 August 2009

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Friday 7 August 2009

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Saturday, 8 August 2009

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It has been a busy week and a busy last few days. Thursday night I went out to do dinner with Marcy. By the time I got to her house from work and we drove to the Thai place it was 6:30. Wonderful food, great service. It was 8:30 when we got back to her place then chatted a few more minutes before I headed for home. Last night I had to make a vet stop to pick up meds, the library, pet store, and grocery store. I was too tired to even check my mail after dinner and walking the dogs.

This morning I gave Bob a haircut before doing the house cleaning chores. Afterwards we took off to run a few errands including stopping at the Rural Hall library and the used bookstore that has opened near our house. Glad we stopped by there. She told us they are moving to a larger space in two weeks. I turned in a couple of books for store credit that we saved to go to the big grand opening.

After lunch I washed my Trooper. Then I was getting ready to take the dogs out to play but just as we got outside one of the neighbor's from down the street were walking their puppy. She had her little two year old daughter and a niece with her. We ended up talking to her while Malcolm ran around playing with the girls. He was a little skittish around the poodle puppy. Duncan was lying in the front yard. He let the girls pet him and make a big fuss over him as well. 

It is not all that hot today for August, mid 80's but the humidity is pretty high making it fairly miserable outside. Other than fixing dinner I am taking the rest of the day to read, relax, and watch some golf.


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Sunday, 9 August 2009

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August weather has finally arrived. Since it is to be a heat index of close to 100 today I got out about 9:00 to give Malcolm his playtime then mowed the lawn before going over to my  parents house for lunch and a visit.

Now that the bills have been paid, check book balanced, and my ironing caught up I can take the rest of the afternoon off. Last night I started reading another Susan Wittig Albert book in her China Bayles series, Bleeding Hearts.



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