Fritchman Thompson Diary
of 19 October 2009
Latest Update: Sunday, 25 October 2009 3:50 p.m.
Monday, 19 October 2009
had our first frost of the season last night. Parts of the yards and
roofs were lightly covered. I brought in the plant Paul and Mary gave
us in honor of Duncan. It will live in the basement over the winter.
I had an 8am dentist appointment and a 5pm hair
cut. From there I went to the mall to pick up some things I can't do by
mail order. I grabbed a quick bite to eat halfway through shopping to
rest. Walking the mall kills my knee. Once I start limping I am quickly
worn out. Bah!
By the time I left work it had warmed up to shirt sleeve weather. Cool tonight, mid 30's but warmer tomorrow.
Tuesday, 20 October 2009
My friend Bonnie came downtown to have lunch. It was such a nice day out, warm and sunny. Gym after work.
night finished reading the Beatrix Potter. Tonight I am starting
the second book in the Margaret Maron, Deborah Knott series, Southern
We are watching the pilot episode of House tonight.
I am sure we watched an episode several years ago while Brian and
Marcia was here or we tried one on our own, but either way, Bob did not
like it. He has decided he wants to give it another try.
Wednesday, 21 October 2009
Thursday, 22 October 2009
We are having a little touch of Indian Summer
this week. Cool nights and warm, sunny days. I think it all ends
tomorrow with a chance of rain coming back in. Scott's Lawn came
yesterday to put down winter weed and feed. Hopefully we will get
enough rain to wash it in so I can get up leaves this weekend. The red
maples are starting to shed their leaves. This year some of them turned
a brilliant red while others a pale yellow.
We've been watching more Wired in the Blood and some Kavanagh QC.
Friday 23 October 2009
Saturday, 24 October 2009
We sat up until 11 last night watching the
next four episodes of House. I then read for half an hour making it
almost midnight before I turned out the light. After a long week and a
very long day I am surprised I managed to stay up that late.
got up with Malcolm at 7:45. I snoozed listening to the wind and rain
beat against the window until 8:20. Besides the usual house cleaning
chores I had a lot of odds and ends needing doing. Picking up and
putting away, organizing stuff, cleaning off my desk, and paying some
bills. Meanwhile Bob was doing the laundry.
The rain and wind
came in squalls. One minute the sun would be out, the next it would be
pouring rain. During one of those interludes Bob and I were walking
Malcolm. About the time we got down to Kim's house it started one of
those soaker showers. By the time we got back to the house it was
pouring buckets. All told, I think we've had close to an inch. Enough
to water in the fertilizer. Hopefully, now that the sun is out it will
start drying things off so I can vacuum up leaves tomorrow. Both the
front and back yards are pretty much carpeted in them now.
afternoon I ironed a basket load of work pants and shirts. I also
washed my shells I picked up last week at the beach. That is another
weekend project, getting them displayed. I have a small sized brandy
sniffer and a small clear vase to put them in. I have a few large
shells but this year I picked up smaller ones. Many of the ones I
picked up had a small hole in the end. I am going to string those on
something, not sure what, to hang from my bulletin board at work under
a nice scenic picture I took of the beach.
Read and relax this afternoon. I only have twenty or so pages left in the Margaret Maron mystery.
Sunday, 25 October 2009
Malcolm and I went out about 9:30 this
morning to pick up sticks and play some ball. I then went over to my
folks house for lunch and a visit.
This afternoon Bob and I had to
run a couple of errands. It was 2:25 by the time I got started in the
yard. By then the wind and little bit of sunshine at least dried
off things enough I could vacuum the leaves off the lawn. I left the
natural areas since I also had to mow.
It was supposed to be
mostly sunny and a high of 66 today. So far it has not made it out of
the fifties with some pretty gusty winds and not much in the way of
sunshine. Oh well. It's getting late. I need to shower and get ready to
throw some beef ribs on the grill for dinner.
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