Fritchman Thompson Diary
of 28 September 2009
Latest Update: Sunday, 4 October 2009 2:45 p.m.
Monday, 28 September 2009
Monday. A few more projects assigned today, thankfully I can do these
in Excel. The front came through bringing us some cooler temperatures
and a nasty thunderstorm about five minutes before I was ready to leave
work. With the wind, slashing rain, thunder and lightening, I hung
around a few minutes. By the time I got down to the front of the
building the sun was shining.Bob is getting better. He can take Malcolm out using his walker and is still using it for balance around the house.
I ran by the house to check on dad and have dinner with him.
We are watching more Deadwood's.
Tuesday, 29 September 2009
Cool this morning with a pretty good breeze.
I actually had to wear my lightweight jacket this morning. I can't say
I missed that nasty wind that blows down fourth street as I try to walk
up the hill.
It had warmed up nicely by the time I left work. I
wear shorts at the gym year round but change into sweats during the
cold weather. It was not cold enough for me to have to change out of my
shorts. I am enjoying the cooler weather being as hot natured as I am.
We are trying out the pilot episode of Waking the Dead, a British crime drama featuring a Cold Case Team of investigators.
Wednesday, 30 September 2009
Lunch with my friend Marcy today. It was a
bit cool and windy for eating outside. But, by late this afternoon it
had warmed up quit a bit.
I left work at 4pm to get the new
lenses for my frames. Now I start the "getting used to new glasses"
routine all over again. The right eye was only strengthened a fraction
but the left is one they increased the power in by a factor of three.
there I picked dad up at home to go grab a bite to eat and take him to
the grocery store. I picked a few things we needed while I was there.
I finished the Ali Reynolds last night. Tonight I am picking up the first book from a new series for me by Margaret Maron.
A month or so ago a lady at work gave me eight of her Deborah Knot
series in hardback she had purchased which Maron started writing in
1992. A native of North Carolina, I have heard her speak at several
library conferences during my librarian days. As you know I read very
little souther/author fiction so I had never tried her. While Bob was
recovering from his vertigo he needed hardback books to read. I had
bought the first book in the series at the used bookstore, a paperback,
to give the series a try. I gave him the first book we had in hardback
which is about the fourth or fifth book in the series.
read the paperback then order the next ones from the library for both
him and me until I catch up to the ones we have. I am not one for
reading two or three in a row of the same series. I like to jump around
between series and/or books. The library should have the early ones in
the series since she is from NC.
Thursday, 1 October 2009
Friday 2 October 2009
Saturday, 3 October 2009
Last night I picked dad up after work to go
out to eat. Mom and Frances will be home this afternoon. Dad did very
well staying by himself.
House cleaning this morning while Bob did the laundry. He has graduated from the walker to Lenore's four footed cane.
worked on the pile of stuff on my desk,reserved some more books from
the library, and caught up on some filing. I just finished ironing
another laundry basket full of my work pants and shirts.
It is a lovely fall day. Temperatures are in the mid 70's, slight breeze, clear blue skies and lot of sunshine.
We've been watching the last episodes of Deadwood. The first episode of
Waking the Dead was much better than the pilot. I guess we will try
Sunday, 4 October 2009
Yard day today. I planted some fall bulbs I
ordered back in the spring then started on the leaves. I blew the ones
in the natural area by our bedroom window and the driveway onto the
driveway. It makes it easier to vacuum them up. Same thing in the back.
I swept several inches of leaves from the deck, moved them to the
driveway and vacuumed those up.
When I went down to start the
outdoor projects I put the sheets in to wash and started the freezer in
the small refrigerator beside the washing and dryer defrosting.
a lunch/break I finished up a few other tasks before mowing. Malcolm
had a great time running around while I was planting the bulbs and
manually moving the leaves. Once I started the lawn vacuum he has to
come in and also when I mow. I had finished mowing and started brining
things back into the basement when he started howling for me showing
his displeasure at being inside while I was outside.
It is another really nice day, cool and breezy. But, things are dry
again. I sent up clouds of dust when I mowed over the areas of the lawn
not recovered from the drought.
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