Fritchman Thompson Diary
of 2 November 2009
Latest Update: Sunday, 8 November 2009 4:00 p.m.
Monday, 2 November 2009
Pictures from yesterday's Blasting for Boob's for Friends for the Early Detection of Breast Cancer.
Tuesday, 3 November 2009
Frances had some follow-up outpatient surgery
based on their findings from the removal of a mole some weeks ago. I
worked until noon then left to go to the hospital. Earlier that morning
she had dye injected to see what the doctor needed to look for. I got
to the hospital just in time to visit with her while she was talking
with the surgeon. Once she was off to the OR mom, dad, Al, and I went
down to the cafeteria to grab a bite to eat then we returned to the
waiting area. The doctor came out at 3pm to let Al know all was clear
in the areas they biopsied. I went back to work, staying an extra half
hour to make up some of my time and continue to work on another big
project I have going on.
I talked with her just before Bob and I
sat down to eat dinner. She is doing fine other than the usual after
surgery pain and tiredness.
It was such a beautiful day it was hard to go back inside to work. Mid sixties and nice blue skies. Back to watching more House.
Wednesday, 4 November 2009
Thursday, 5 November 2009
Another very busy week. Happily, at work,
I've had a lot of things to do including another big project that has
kept me very busy. Monday and Wednesday I was at the gym. Today I left
work half an hour early to take Malcolm for his yearly checkup and
shots. He was due his rabies shot and was pronounced in good health. He
has even lost some weight.
Frances continues to recover. I
think she went back to work today. Since she sits all day in front of a
computer and talks on the phone hopefully she got along okay. I am sure
her arm is still sore where they did the procedure.
the last Brady Coyne. Tonight I am starting another Margaret Maron,
Deborah Knott mystery, Up Jumps the Devil. It has been a beautiful week
of weather. Clear, sunny days, cool nights. Frost warning again
Friday 6 November 2009
Saturday, 7 November 2009
Up and at it by nine with Malcolm helping of
course. We finally have a sunny, warm weekend after a cool start
with lows dipping down in the low 30's. Frost the last two nights.
Other than some gusty winds, it's a great day for being outdoors.
brought the front and back hose reels in for the winter. The smaller
one that rolls I keep handy to wheel out to wash my car. The other is
one of those box type that hides the hose inside. I use the hand cart
to wheel it back and forth to the basement. I raked the worst of the
leaves from the natural areas along the front of the house and under
the big red maple just to make it easier to vacuum them up. They were
still wet underneath from all the rain we had last week.
finished vacuuming leaves and mowing the front and side yard by 11:30
then stopped for lunch and a rest. For the back, I got the leaves off
the yard but left the ones along and under the deck and under the red
bud tree. They were really thick back there. I then mowed the back,
calling it quits. That was two weeks of leaves with last weekend being
a wash out.
While I was doing the yard Bob washed three loads
of cloths and the towels, vacuumed the floors and cleaned the
bathrooms. That was a big help. I had very large work load from adding
some new pants and tops I just ordered from Land's End. I always order
a few new things in the fall and again in the spring to replace some
that get too worn looking to wear to work.
Bob called me
late yesterday afternoon. The vet's office found giardia in his stool
sample. They had medicine waiting for me to pick up on the way home.
With his obsession with eating and drinking stuff outside who knows how
long he has had it. For the last month or so he has been having bouts
of diarrhea. One of the prime ways to get is from drinking in puddles.
It is not serious if treated. Bob can test his stools periodically to
make sure he stays clean. I have to drop off a sample in two weeks at
the vets for them to check.
Sunday, 8 November 2009
Off to Frances and Al's at 8:30 this morning
to pick them up and then pick up the folks to drive to Greensboro for
the Holiday Market. I have not been to this pre-holiday event but the
mom, Al, and Frances went last year. Rather than being a craft show it
is mostly vendors and small stores though you see a few booths of the
same craft type stuff but on a more commercial scale. We stopped for an
early brunch/lunch on the way instead of eating at the show. We arrived
just as was opening at 11 and left around 2pm.
I didn't buy much but I did see some things to suggest to mom and Frances for gifts for me.
It is such a warm day, temperatures in the mid 70's, that when I got home from dropping everyone off I washed the car.
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