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Week of 21 February 2011

Latest Update: Sunday, 27 February 2011 2:20 p.m.


Monday, 21 February 2011

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Folks that were lucky enough to have today off around here enjoyed warm temperatures and a few gusty breezes. I was inside working all day, but, what can I say? I dropped the folks off at the hospital to volunteer on the way to work. I left at 3:45 for my chiropractor appointment followed by my hair cut appointment.

Work was steady but not as hectic as it has been. I finished the bates labeling project early this afternoon which gave me time to devote to other tasks I let slide while working on that.

Yesterday afternoon I spent a couple of hours labeling Bob's kits while I watched the golf match. No idle hands for me. I really enjoyed doing it. Saturday and Sunday night we watched the first year, seven episodes of Downton Abbey, via ROKU. Oh boy, was it excellent. It's somewhat like Upstairs/Downstairs but starts just before WWI where Upstairs ended. Yoy have to see this if you are into wonderful British Drama.


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Tuesday, 22 February 2011

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Bob always gives me the forecast for the day in the morning while we read the newspaper and play some ball with Malcolm. This morning he forgot and so did I until I went in the kitchen to fix my lunch/breakfast. He takes Malcolm out while I am in the shower. When I leave for work I usually remember to check our outdoor thermometer to check for the current temperature. I go downstairs to get in the car in the garage which means I never go outside until I get to work. It's been so warm lately I've not needed a coat even in the mornings even if it's been a litle cool since the afternoon temperatures have been so warm. Good thing I remebered to ask Bob the today's weather forecast because it was down in the low 30's last night and not to get but into the low to mid 50's this afternoon with 10-15 mph winds. It would have been a bit chilly walking up the street in the wind tunnel on the way to work.

I am reading the last William Tapply, Brady Coyne mystery, Outwitting Trolls. Tapply had finished the book just before he died while he was very sick with leukemia. He finished this mystery, a stand alone thriller, and a collection of musings on fly fishing which he loved in real life as did his character Brady. If you have not read this series I highly recommend it for both the writing and the characters. While Bob and I are both not into lawyer themed mysteries we both enjpyed this series.

On to the Y from work. Hectic day at the office but I managed to work out all the agrevations in the gym.

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Wednesday, 23 February 2011

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Dad continues to be doing well. Today he received permission from his doctor to drive again. That will take a load off both myself and Frances and Al, though we do not mind making the necessary sacrifices. At some point dad will have to give up driving. Right now he stickes pretty close to home and stays on surface streets.

I spent an entire day bates labeling close to 2000 documents. I stayed about half an hour late this evening to finish them up because tomorrow I have to do production; printing off documents from the other side they sent to us. A friend from work and I walked uptown for lunch at the Mellow Mushroom. It's a pizze, calzone, heros and salad type place. It was actually nice out, a little chilly but not too windy.

Last night we watched the first three episodes of another season of New Tricks. It's still currently running but I can never keep track of which seasons we are on with all the series we have going.



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Thursday, 24 February 2011

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We finally got some much needed rain today, although it was must light and steady. Things are pretty dry in our area. We are under a wind advisory for early tomorrow morning through until midday with a chance of rain and storms in the morning. Hopefully the severe weather west and south of us will not get this far.

Off to the Y after a very long and tiring day at work. Time to gather up the trash and recycling to go out when we take Malcolm for second time.



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Friday 25 February 2011

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Saturday, 26 February 2011

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House cleaning this morning including doing the stairs to the basement and the middle of the finished area floor.

I've had Malcolm out helping to pick up sticks blown down from the strong winds yesterday. It's mild today, mid to high 50's with some breeze. I cleaned up my desk and caught up on my ironing. This afternoon I am going to watch some movies and put cap labels on Bob's chemistry kit tubes. I have a couple of chick flicks Bob is not interested in watching plus he does not really like to watch movies. The only golf on this afternoon that I can gtet on our TV is the match play competition of the top money winners. I'm not all that keen on watching that competition.



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Sunday, 27 February 2011

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Dad's doing well but he did not feel like riding around with me on the golf course this morning. I got to the course around 9:30 and teed off the back by myself. Not really too bad playing along. I played the nine holes in roughly and hour and 15 minutes. I stopped by the folks house on the way home. They wanted to go to IHOP for lunch. We met Frances at the restaurant.

It's in the mid 70's this afternoon. Partly cloudy and breezy with a chance of rain tonight. I played some ball outside with Malcolm when I got home.

I will finish putting cap labels for Bob this afternoon. I am reading the newest Rhys Bowen mystery, Royal Blood, in her Lady Georgiana series.



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