Fritchman Thompson Diary
of 21 September 2009
Latest Update: Sunday, 27 September 2009 3:50 p.m.
Monday, 21 September 2009
was back to work for me. I walked Malcolm for a second time and left
Bob in his office working. I fixed him an ice bucket full of ice along
side a 2 liter bottle of coke so he would not have to try to do refills
during the day. I talked to him a couple of times during the day. He
had let Malcolm out several times to pee. Our neighbor came over when
she got off work at 3 to take Malcolm on a walk down the street.
am still busy as heck at work but found enough energy for a workout at
the gym. Bob came along on Malcolm's after dinner walk down the street
and back. He did pretty well holding on to my shoulder. He is still a
little unsteady without support. He walks around the house carrying the
walker but has it to catch himself in case he looses his balance.
We are watching more of Deadwood, something like the last two episodes
of season two. I get the seasons and episodes all confused on these
series we watch.
Tuesday, 22 September 2009
I had dinner plans for tonight with my sister
and friend Marcy. Tim called Bob yesterday morning to let him know he
had the part and asked if I could bring the car out Wednesday. Frances
works down the street and Marcy lives out past us on the way to Tim's.
Marcy drove out to pick me up then we headed back this way to meet
Frances at the Mexican restaurant we eat at with Paul and Mary. Frances
dropped me off on her way home.
When I got home Bob came along with me to take the white Trooper on
a quick spin around the neighborhood to make sure the battery was
charged for me to drive it to work tomorrow.
before I left for work I made him a couple of sandwiches for his dinner
tonight. He is walking around the house pretty good but still needs to
walker to catch himself. Our neighbor came up again this afternoon to
give Malcolm a walk down the street.
Wednesday, 23 September 2009
Not only did the Trooper have a cracked axle
boot on both sides they also had to replace the ball joints and he put
on new break pads. All in all we are good shape for hopefully another
30 to 50 thousand miles. Tim suggested next spring we replace the
I left work early to get home in time for Marcy to
pick me up for a ride back out to pick the car up. I changed into gym
cloths so I could go straight there from Tim's.
Bob was able
to help with the loading of the dish washer tonight. He has been
letting Malcolm out loose during the day to pee. He is really go about
coming right back in but today he would not come back when Bob called
him. That is usually a sign of needing to potty, which he did, across
the street in the neighbor's bushes. Bob and his walker took off across
the street to clean it up. I told him he could have waited and I would
have got it when I got home.
We have cloudy, drizzly weather but
not substantial rainfall. The front yard is literally carpeted with
leaves. I still see a lot of seed on the ground. It would nice to get a
good wind to blow some of the leaves around if we do get any rain
before the weekend.
Thursday, 24 September 2009
The forecast for tomorrow through Saturday
goes from 30% to 50% chance of rain/thunderstorms. When I got home from
work I blew the leaves from the the front yard to the curb to keep them
from getting packed down into the grass if it does rain. The yard is
looking really good with a lot of new grass coming up. There is still
too much seed on the ground to mow or use the lawn vacuum. I blew the
driveway leaves down to the back natural area just because they had
gotten so thick. Driving over them will pack them down and make them
hard to get up especially when they get wet. In the back I only had
leaves down in one section under the silver maple. I blew those into
the natural area along the deck and under red bud tree in the middle of
We have been watching Castle and the beginning of the last season of Deadwood. I love Nathan Fillion! I am surprised at how good Castle is being that it is a network tv show.
Friday 25 September 2009
Saturday, 26 September 2009
Whew. End of a very busy week. I think I have
my data base project under control at last. I am not a big fan of
Access but we have very good IT folks working behind the scenes helping
It is a gray, drizzly day. Glad I got my leaves off the
lawn. Once again Bob sat down stairs doing the laundry while I did the
cleaning then I caught up on my ironing. He is better but still not
100%. He has been able to take Malcolm out in the front yard using his
Indoor projects today.
Sunday, 27 September 2009
We had an inch of rain, most of which fell
last yesterday afternoon and last night. This morning after the fog
burned off it turned into a beautiful fall day with cool temperatures
and a nice breeze.
I went over to the folks house to trim his
bushes and do a few things in the yard. It was wet and muddy, since
they had his yard plugged last week, but it made pulling weeds much
By the time I got back home the grass was dry enough to mow along with a lot of leaves that had fallen with the rain.
am reading the first book in yet another J.A. Jance series, Ali
Reynolds, a divorced, ex-tv newscaster in CA who returns to her
hometown of Sedona, Arizona where her parents run a hometown cafe.
This is the fourth of her series I have read. I still like
Beaumont the best, but they are all good.
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