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Week of 16 August 2010

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Monday, 16 August 2010

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A not so bad Monday, just routine stuff to keep me busy. It is still warm and muggy. We had a few off and on showers yesterday afternoon. I read and watched the PGA Championship all afternoon.

I went to the Y after work. It was a little more crowded then it has been during the summer. The college kids may be back in town and families are through traveling for the summer.

Today at lunch I finished the Victoria Thompson. Up next, the second book in the P.T. Deutermann series, Spider Mountain.


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Tuesday, 17 August 2010

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Wednesday, 18 August 2010

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It has been a lot less hectic at work this week. I always hate that because just around the corner is mayhem waiting to break loose. Off to Y again tonight. Between the time I left work and then the Y and when we walked Malcolm after dinner; the humidity had dropped considerably. We had an inch and half of rain last night with some thunder and lightening but nothing serious. I notice serveral large limbs in the yard this morning when I left for work. I collectedt those tonight when I took the trash down while Bob rolled the yard cart to the front. The small ones went in the cart, the bigs one in the curb to be collected by the brush truck.

Speaking of garbage. Winston is finally going to mandantory roll to the curb garbage collection. The roll out carts for garbage had been on a volunteer basis. I knew it was only a matter of time before back yard collection went away. I can't wait. I wanted to get a roll out long time ago. The trash collectors leave the tops off the cans, the tops blow off in storms, the cans get full of water, big stuff would not fit in the cans, etc. etc.

We are watching another season of Dexter.


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Thursday, 19 August 2010

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I took the Asperge test Bob wrote about on his page today. I scored a 23.

We were supposed to have a friend over for dinner tomorrow night so I planned to go ahead and do the library and grocery store tonight. Even though she called this morning to cancel I went ahead with my plans.

This morning I dropped off one of the kitchen bench cushions at the upholstery shop for an estimate to get them recovered. They are the original cushions from our purchase of the This End Up kitchen table and benches from the early 1990's. I've washed them once which of course caused the fabric to shrink. They are bowed  and stained enough that I wanted to get them recovered. I left work at 4pm this afternoon to go back a place that has well over 100 large bolts of fabric for upholstery projects.  I wish I gone there to get the fabric for the sofa and love seat cushions I had redone a couple of years ago. They have a much better selection then the place I went for that fabric and seem to know what they are doing. Those fabrics have not stood up the wear we put on them as much as I would have liked.

The sales lady steered me in the right direction based on what I was looking for. I only needed 4 yards. I will drop of the other cushion and fabric on the way to work in the morning.

I am tired of the hot, muggy weather we've had all summer. At least we are getting rain, which we usually do not see in August.


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Saturday, 21 August 2010

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Bob and I both slept in this morning. I got up 7:40 to let Malcolm out for a quick pee then went back to bed. Bob got up before nine, I got up at 9:15.

Malcolm and I had yard work to do today. After trimming dead blossoms off plants I cut the longer forsythia branches hanging out over the drive and trimmed off the higher branches of the euronymous bushes. Malcolm had come in while I mowed. The next project was to start on reseeding the dead areas of the lawn from the drought. I will do a few areas at time until I get them all reseeded. After raking up the dead grass with the dirt rake I put down a layer of reseeding dirt then threw out the seed and fertilizer and raked it all in then watered it down.

While Bob mixed up some more Roundup for the sprayer I swept the driveway of leaves and sticks then sprayed the natural areas for poinson ivey, Virginia creeper, and other assorted weeds.

Time to watch some golf and read. If you like police procedural/thrillers I highly recommend P.T. Deutermann. In these first two books I've read he constantly finds himself in one bad situation after another. He has two trained German shephers that often come to his rescue though sometimes a little too late. Deutermann adds a little humor in his charater's dialog that has me laughing out loud.

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Sunday, 22 August 2010

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House cleaning this morning then off to the folks house for lunch and a visit.

I finished up the Deutermann last night. Not sure what I will pick up next, library book or something from my TBR shelf. I will have to see what I am in the mood to read.

I did the usual desk clearing and bill paying this afternoon. Next up, two weeks worth of ironing to catch up on before I can hit the couch to relax for a little while.


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