Fritchman Thompson Diary
of 18 April 2011
Latest Update: Sunday, 24 April 2011 11:40 a.m.
Monday, 18 April
I am reading the new Jacqueline Winspear, A Lesson In Secrets. This
series has really grown since her first book; this is her eighth in the
series. Winspear has matured Maisie in her life and work with each
book. She writes well and I love her historical background she ties to
the various story lines. Her books are set just after WWI in the early
to mid 1920's in and arond London.
It was a rather quiet and mundane Monday work day. We are watching
Numb3rs on ROKU. I had head about the show but was not sure if Bob or I
would like it. It stars Rob Morrow from Northern Exposure. If the
science and/or the math is really bad Bob would not like it. I don't
mind the science part and I can get some of the basic math/logic stuff.
It is sort of like going to dinner with Paul and Mary. They and Bob get
to talking about a deep scientific subject and I just sit there opening
my mouth only to put food instead of my foot. The storylines and acting
are pretty good.
Tuesday, 19 April 2011
Meet Colin. He is nine weeks old and came from a litter of nine both
black and white and red and white. We got him last night from a lady
here in Winston. His dad is a pretty big red and white rough coat out
of Caroline Hemric's line where we got Malcolm and Duncan. The mom, a
smooth coat, was pretty large for a female.
He napped once we got him home while I went to the pet store to pick up
puppy food and a puppy collar. I had a puppy leash left over from my
Wednesday, 20 April 2011
Colin finally settle down last night after
Bob went down on a pallet to sleep with him on the floor. He slept all
night but boy is he active. He is into everything. No Y this week with
the new fellow in the house. I did have to mow again tonight. Our
neighbors down the street had lent us a puppy pen. Colin cries right
now when we try to pen him up even if we are in the same room. We will
teach him about being in his crate and the baby pen as he gets older.
Thursday, 21 April 2011
Friday 22 April 2011
Saturday, 23 April 2011
Needless to say it's been a little busy
around here with our new addition. He is keeping Bob pretty busy during
the day while I am at work I would have loved to have taken off this
week and stayed home to help but I am buried in work right now. Most of
the support staff and a lot of the attorneys took yesterday as a PDO
since we were not closed. I did not want to use one of my PDO's and
Bonnie was coming downtown to have lunch with me so I had already
decided to work even before we got Colin. My orginal plan had been to
work until around 2 and take the rest of the day but Thursday morning
5000 pages of documents landed on my desk to be bates labeled. I was
supposed to get as much done by yesterday afternoon to send them out
but the attorney decided to see how much I could get done by Monday. I
worked on this all day Thursday and yesterday until I left at 4 so we
could take Colin for his first vet appointment.
Sue checked him out and gave him his next round of shots reporting we had a healthy thriving little puppy.
My now annual bronchitis/asthma started rearing its ugle head last
weekend and got progressively worse during eh week. I guess I should
have made a doctor appointment for yesterday but I have just been too
busy. This morning I asked Bob if he had something on hand he could
give me to fight it off this weekend. Later this afternoon I am picking
up Frances and the folks to go to the Dash, our minor league baseball
team, game. Mom and dad received four tickets to eight different games
spread out over the summer for their volunteer efforts over the last
thirty years. Tonight will be a double header due to last night's game
being rained out. It was cold and rainy all day yesterday and last
Colin knows his name now. He hates the leash but we are trying to teach
him to walk on it when we have him out so we can keep him from running
away and out into the street. He is a sweet natured, energetic little
fellow. He has a had a few inside accidents but I think those are due
to us missing his signals to go out. He is sleeping all night. As with
most pups he has two speeds, on and off.
Sunday, 24 April 2011
Happy Easter. It's a warm, sunny day. I've
had Colin outside meeting neighbors and running around on the
extendible roller leash. He is learning to play with his toys by
himself. He has also learned to bring them to us while we are sitting
on the sofa, drop them, and wait for us to throw it again.
Bob now has his office puppy proof. He kept him in there this morning
while I cleaned house and caught up on my ironing. We had to take all
the throw rugs up because Colin likes to pull them around the house and
chew on them. Without rugs at the front door and in the foyer to wipe
our feet we've tracked maple seeds all over the house from our shoes. I
swept them off the porch and walkway as best I could this morning
before I vacuumed.
Yesterday afternoon just as I pulled into Frances driveway to pick her
up smoke starting billowing out from under the hood of my car. I had
been smelling a burnt oil smell for a few days but thought it was just
the usual oil leak smell. It was leaking oil all over her driveway. I
pulled it back onto the street and called Bob. He took care of getting
it towed from Frances' to Merchants since we were on the way to the
ballgame. She drove her car to pick up the folks and to the game.
We had a great time at the game. The seats are on row three right off
third base. The Dash lost the first game but won the second of their
double header. Frances brought me home then took mom and dad home.
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