Fritchman Thompson Diary
of 10 May 2010
Latest Update: Sunday, 16 May 2010 2:00 p.m.
Monday, 10 May
had a nice dinner last evening for Mother's Day. I brought Bob home
take out and a piece of the cake Frances and Al bought for mom to
celebrate the day.
Last night we watched the last of Madmen out on DVD. The current season is now airing.
My friend Bonnie came downtown to meet me for lunch. We walked up to Mellow
Mushroom. It was fairly cool, mid 60's and sunny. A very nice day to be
outside. Y after work and left over pizza for dinner from an earlier
meal. Hopefully some rain will come in tonight and tomorrow.
Tuesday, 11 May 2010
Wednesday, 12 May 2010
With the document production project finished
and some other things caught up I have spent the last couple of days
doing another back burner project that inventories our files. This
project requires taking batches of files off the shelves to bring to me
desk, tagging them, and returning them to the shelves. Some files
already have tags created. For these I stand at the shelves putting
tags on. Both methods require a lot more physical work at one time,
much like when I have to shift files. All in all, rather tiring with
all the up and down, lugging files, and standing. I'm only about a
third of the way through since I only work on this project when I am
caught up on other things.
I still managed my 45 minutes at the Y tonight. We've had off and on
showers but not enough rain to amount to anything. I told Bob when we
were walking Malcolm tonight after dinner I guess I will have to wash
my car this weekend to make it really rain. I have been holding off
until the yellow stuff goes away.
The city picked up my brush pile today. Hopefully I can get the rest of
what is in the back hauled up to the street this weekend.
Thursday, 13 May 2010
Friday 14 May 2010
Saturday, 15 May 2010
In the yard by 9am this morning. Bob helped
me by hauling the big brush limbs to the curb while did the wheel
barrow loads. The small stuff filed up the yard cart. It was a
beautiful morning, not real hot but very humid. By 10am my t-shirt was
soaked with sweat. I came in for a dry sleeveless shirt then
continued with the brush clean up.
At one point when as I came up the driveway with a load of brush I saw
Bob talking the our neighbor's friend who owns five old cars he is
restoring. He had just pulled out of the driveway in his 1951 Packard.
In the past when we get a chance to chat with him he always comments on
how much he loves border collies and that Malcolm is such a cool
looking dog. As I got closer to the top of the driveway and the
car Bob was just about ready to seal a deal with Malcolm being traded
for the Packard. I put a stop to that in a huarry. He then offered me
two cars for Malcolm. I don't think so.
With the brush all hauled away and cleaned up I brought out the
electric string trimmer to hack down the liriopi under the trees along
the front of the house and in back at the end of the driveway. I cannot
remember it ever being as high as it grew this spring. I try to keep it
mowed to a decent height because it covers so much area but it had
grown too high to get with the mower. Keeping it mower height makes
getting the leaves up easier in the fall, too.
After lunch I mowed, hosed off the trimmer and the mower and called it
a day. In addition to the regular laundry loads Bob did two loads of
throw rugs. In other excitement for the day, when I opened the cabinet
door a mug came flying out crashing onto the counter and busted into
several pieces. Then I spilled my tea when I sat down to eat my lunch
which required mopping up the table and floor and initiated the rug
I am reading another Laura Child tea shop mystery Dragonwell Dead. Something light at the recent Dalziel and Pascoe.
We had a thunderstorm pass through last night but only brought about
1/4 of inch of rain. Time to rinse my brace and put it out to dry.
Sunday, 16 May 2010
Up at 8am. I brushed Malcolm, caught up the
ironing, cleaned the bathrooms, vacuumed and mopped the floors and
swept off the porch and sidewalk; all by 11pm. After a shower and a
lunch break I cleaned up the paperwork on my desk, paid the bills, and
emptied the loose change jar into rolls for the bank and filled the
The pavement was wet when I got up this morning so we must have had a
brief shower sometime earlier this morning. Last night I heard a lot of
thunder while I was in bed reading but the storm went south and east of
That's it for major chores today. I still have a few minor things I want to get done before the afternoon is finished.
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