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Week of 23 August 2010

Latest Update: Sunday, 29 August 2010 2:20 p.m.


Monday, 23 August 2010

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I decided to start another book in my library reserve pile, the new Death on Demand mystery by Carolyn Hart, Laughed 'Til He Died. I have stuck with the series because I like Annie Darling and her mystery bookstore set in Broward's Rock, SC.  Sometimes I enjoy picking up something light.

While it is still warm there is just a hint of fall in the air. It is to be in the mid 80's all week with humidity levels at least down in the 50% range. The kids go back to school on Wednesday.

I went to the Y after work. I spent all day working on a very tedious project I hope to finish up tomorrow. Now it's time to play some ball with the Malc.

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Tuesday, 24 August 2010

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Wednesday, 25 August 2010

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I worked through lunch yesterday so I could go to my 2:30 bone denisity scan without having to take a lot of my PDO time. When I went for my yearly physical a couple of weeks ago my doctor recommended I have one. It only takes about 20 minutes and you get your results when they are finished. Not surprising, my bones fell in the normal range of being healhty. Between all the years of weight training and exercise plus taking a calcium supplement  I was not really concerned about the outcome but one never knows. Osteoporosis does not run in either my dad or my mom's side of the famly. I have that good Dutch/German bone.

Last night I met Frances and Marcy for dinner last night at Oso's Eats. Great menu and wonderful food. When I left work it had just started to drizzle. Since I did not have my umbrella I walked as fast as possible to try to beat the rain. I made it to the deck just as the bottom fell out. It poured rain all the way across town with rivers running in the gutters. It slacked up for a few moments but, just as I got to the restaurant, the bottom fell out again. We got very little if any of that rain on our side of town.

We are finally have some cool temperatures and low humidity. So far this week at work I have had several all day, tedious projects that require at lot of paying close attention to details. Just up my alley but I need the physical workout to balance the mental strain.

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Thursday, 26 August 2010

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Friday 27 August 2010

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Saturday, 28 August 2010

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Hum, I thought I did a journal entry on Thrusday night but I guess I didn't. Thursday and Friday were brain drain hectic at work so I guess I was too tired Thursday night.

Last night we had a friend of ours over for pizza. Her and Bob worked together for a private company when I met Bob. Bob left in 85. I am not sure how long after that the company folded. We lost touch until I went to work for the law firm and found she was working there as a paralegal after leaving an accounting firm. Bob wanted to ask her some questions regarding his LLC he wants to set up.

I did the house cleaning this morning then gave Malcolm his fall bath. He is blowing his coat big time shedding in big clumps and scratching from either the shedding and/or his fall allergies. I had been giving him Benedryl which did not seem to be helping much. This morning I gave him half a prednisone, Hopefully that and his bath will help. Once he gets completely dry I'll brush him again. I have never been able to get Duncan or Malcolm to let me dry them with a hair dryer. It is warm today though not as humid, so I had him out a couple of times walking around in the sunshine and warm air to help him dry.

I am reading another P. T. Deutermann, The Moonpool. Cam's private investigator group loses a detective to radiation poisoning in Wilmington, NC. I don't know about his non-series books, but Deutermann's Cam Richter books has a high body count all of which have a direct link to Cam in one way or another.

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Sunday, 29 August 2010

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The plan this morning was for me to play 9 holes of golf and have dad ride along. I picked up dad around 9. When we got to the course it was closed because of the club championship which was supposed to be last weekend. No, we don't call before we go because Dad is a member of the associatio and they will always get us off on either the front or the back without having to have a starting time.

Most all the smaller courses geographically near dad or even my house are now closed. The larger courses usually require a starting time and a foursome to play on weekends. So, we went with plan B, the driving range near dad's house. I spent about an hour in the hot sun hitting a bucket of balls while dad supervised. He tried to hit a few himself but his golf days are pretty much over. When we do get back to the course to play he can chip and putt on some of the holes.

I am not really a driving range type of golfer. No matter how good or bad you hit shots on the range it has nothing to do with actually hitting shots on the course. But, it was good to swing a club again. We went back to the house to have some lunch then I came on home.

I set the mower deck down one more notch before I mowed. With the mostly dry summer I decided to cut what's left of the lawn short so I can reseed it; if and when we get a forecast for some rain. Short also makes it easier to run the lawn vacuum. With no rain in sight for this week yesterday I decided to bag my former yard plans for today and play golf instead. It is warm but not too humid and really dry. I was covered in dust and dirt when I finished mowing.

Reading time this afternoon and watching some golf.

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