Fritchman Thompson Diary
of 8 February 2010
Latest Update: Sunday, 14 February 2010 11:40 a.m.
Monday, 8 February 2010
busy Monday at work. Dad's car is still at the body shop. Frances
dropped mom off at the hospital to volunteer on her way to work. Dad
had to stay home to wait on the plumber. Once he finished up he gave
dad a ride to the hospital. We use the same plumber. Jerry and I grew
up together, going to the same high school. Our family and theirs have
been friends for 50 years or more. Jerry has pretty much retired
leaving his son to take over the business.
I left work at 4
to go pick them up at the hospital and go by the repair shop to check
on the car. The guy was just getting ready to call me to let me know
they had to replace one of the tires. The tires on dad's car are no
longer being made but the supplier told Toyota they had one in stock.
Due to the bad weather on Friday things got backed up. Turns out they
did not have one to deliver. Toyota had to order two new front
tires which will not be in until tomorrow. Hopefully we will not
get the bad weather they are calling for tomorrow so I can take dad out
to get his car tomorrow afternoon.
Last night I started reading another book in the China Bayles series, Nightshade.
Tuesday, 9 February 2010
The wintry mix did not make an appearance
just more rain. The group I work with, 3 paralegals and our secretary
walked up the street to Noma's for lunch to celebrate one of the
I left work early again, at 4:15, to take
dad to pick up his car. The guy told me yesterday it would be ready
unless he called me. Well, he did not call nor was the car ready. The
tires arrived late, it would take an hour or so to balance and align
the car, etc, etc. What was my schedule like. I told him I was on the
way to the Y then home, that I lived across town. He promised to have
someone call dad first thing in the morning and send someone to pick
him up. I hope they come through since they do have an appointment
We are watching the very first episode of Touch of Frost. It's been airing since 1992. So far, it seems to be pretty good.
High wind warning for tomorrow. Not a good thing with the saturated ground.
Wednesday, 10 February 2010
Thursday, 11 February 2010
No blizzard but very high winds. I have a lot
of sticks down. We picked some up last night while the yard cart was at
the curb for this morning's pickup. Bob picked up some of the bigger
ones this morning that came down during the night before they
came this morning to empty the cart.
The recycle truck did not
come at all last week. Some people that left their bins on the curb all
week. For those bins that were overflowing with plastic bottles and
containers that stuff is now up and down the curbs and in the yards all
over the in the neighborhood. We put ours back up on the porch until
Back to the Y tonight.
Friday 12 February 2010
Saturday, 13 February 2010
The forecast yesterday afternoon was for a
chance of 1 - 3 inches of snow. I had already planned to make my usual
library/grocery store stop on the way home from work. Hoping the snow
panic folks would have already been to the store during the day I
decided to go ahead with my plans. The store was busy but not packed
nor were the shelves of bread, milk, etc. empty. With plans for a
Costco run this weekend, I only needed to pick up a few things.
turns out we only had a light dusting, just enough to cover the grass,
that had started falling by the time we walked Malcolm at 9pm.
I started reading another Sister Frevisse, The Widow's Tale, last night.
Bob started the laundry, I did the weekly house cleaning. Once I
finished Malcolm and I went out back to pick up sticks. We had two very
large limbs down from the pine that needed sawed up before I could haul
them to the curb. I put the bigger sticks and limbs on the curb and the
smaller stuff in the yard cart. After about four passes in the back and
two in the front I gave up trying to get them all. Although it is 33
and feels like 24 with the winds I was sweating in my jacket and ski
We have finished watching the Doc Martin series and are
almost finished with Life on Mars. Today I plan on watching some of the
Olympics depending on what they are showing and perhaps the golf.
Sunday, 14 February 2010
A Happy Valentine's Day to you. Bob has once again asked me to be his valentine. And, of course, I said yes.
morning I made a trip out to Wal-Mart to pick up a hot plate for Bob to
use in his lab. While I was there I picked up milk and a few other
things. Between that trip and our Costco trip I will not need to made a
grocery store stop this week. Costco only has gallon jugs of milk which
is too much for me to have open at one time.
took Malcolm out back when I got home from Wal-Mart. While we played
ball I did a couple more passes in the back yard picking up sticks.
This afternoon I will flip around between the Olympics, the golf, and
perhaps watch some of the Daytona 500. I usually keep it one or the
other until a commercial comes on. If am sort of watching but mostly
reading my book.
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