Fritchman Thompson Diary
of 24 August 2009
Latest Update: Sunday, 30 August 2009 2:30 p.m.
Monday, 24 August 2009
had a small storm come up last night just as it was time to take the
dogs for their after dinner outing. Net amount, 1/4 of an inch of rain,
but every little bit helps.
I left work today at 10:45 to provide
moral support for Frances who was having out patient surgery. As usual
they were running behind schedule. Not so bad on us but how about the
people waiting to go into surgery? When they finally took her to the
OR, around 2:15 we headed down to the cafeteria for a quick bite of
lunch. We were finishing up when they called Al for the post surgery
report. All went well. I left to go back to work leaving strict
instructions to call me if something unexpected happened during
I worked until 5:15 then left to go to the gym.
Last night I started another Tapply, One-Way Ticket.
is pretty much back to his normal self. I am watching his sore
places for improvement. We are taking things one day at a time.
Tuesday, 25 August 2009
In loving memory of Duncan
January 1, 1995 - August 25, 2009
Wednesday, 26 August 2009
Thursday, 27 August 2009
Thanks for all the kind words and support from both my readers and Bob's.
If you haven't seen his post for today he has posted some more great
pictures of Duncan when he was a young dog chasing sheep.
neighbors have also been very supportive as have my co-workers. I
worked yesterday as usual then on to the gym. Malcolm helps to fill the
void left by Duncan.
I am reading an Aaron Elkins from my
TBR shelf, Little Tiny Teeth. Anthropologist Gideon Oliver, his friend
John Lau, and his friend Phil who runs a budget travel agency, are
taking a trip down the Amazon.
Friday 28 August 2009
Whew! The end of a long and emotional week.
It was not all bad news in the end. Yesterday Frances had a good report
back from her surgery and this evening it has been raining a good
steady rain for the last hour. We have a few rumbles of thunder but
otherwise just a good soaking. Scott's came yesterday to put down an
end of summer feeding. I may put out seed this weekend now that the
ground has softened up before the leaves start falling again. The early
shedding stopped last week with the brief showers we had off and on.
Saturday, 29 August 2009
I slept in until 8, had breakfast, and then
took off to run some errands. On the way to Wal-Mart I stopped by the
license tag place to get my Trooper tag renewed. On the way home from
Wal-Mart I stopped at Lowe's to pick up top soil and seed.
had just a little of 3/4 of an inch of rain last night. When I had
Malcolm out back to play after I got home I noticed the back was still
pretty wet. The front, being in the sun, was dry enough to mow. So, I
mowed and seeded the front before taking a lunch break. By the time I
finished lunch the back had dried enough to mow and seed it. I set the
mowed deck down one notch to get up the leaves and dead grass better.
That's it for today other than fixing dinner. Reading and golf this afternoon.
Sunday, 30 August 2009
Dad and I played nine holes this morning. It
was my first outing with my glasses. Things looked a little different
but I will not blame that on my lack of playing ability.
at the house and a nice visit. I gave Malcolm a quick playtime when I
got home, read the paper, and then house cleaning. Bob did the
bathrooms for me while I ran the vacuum. After a shower I have bills to
pay and my desk to tidy plus a few other things to see to.
afternoon Paul called a little after to three to say they were stopping
by to drop something off. I was sitting on the front porch reading and
waiting on them when a dark cloud suddenly appeared followed by a nice
steady rainfall. It did not last long but it did help to water in my
Since Mary is allergic to dogs we stood on the front porch
taking and watching it rain. They had brought me a beautiful mixed pot
of outdoor flowers in memory of Duncan. I placed it right in the corner
of the bed by the porch where he liked to jump down into when he went
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