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Week of 19 October 2009

Latest Update: Sunday, 25 October 2009 3:50 p.m.


Monday, 19 October 2009

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We 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. Hopefully. 

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.

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Tuesday, 20 October 2009

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My friend Bonnie came downtown to have lunch. It was such a nice day out, warm and sunny. Gym after work.

Last night  finished reading the Beatrix Potter. Tonight I am starting the second book in the Margaret Maron, Deborah Knott series, Southern Discomfort.

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.

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Wednesday, 21 October 2009

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Thursday, 22 October 2009

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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.

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Friday 23 October 2009

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Saturday, 24 October 2009

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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.

Bob 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.

This 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. 

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Sunday, 25 October 2009

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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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