Saturday September 9, 2017

The project for today. I am digging up the grass along the natural areas by the driveway. The crab grass and clover are growing over into the mulch.

Most of the plants in the hanging pots are looking pretty shabby. I will go ahead and dump those and bring in all the pots in preparation for Irma, who is going to pass fairly close to us next Monday and Tuesday because of the possibility of high winds.

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Friday September 8, 2017

Gym, bank, library, and store this morning. I also dropped off a small box of stuff at Alleghany Cares.

I spent about five hours working on the garage yesterday. The pile of shelving boards in the picture are waiting to go down to the basement for Bob’s shelving projects. I may wait until Frances and Al come up again and ask Al take it as one load in his pickup down around back. I hauled off a Trooper load of cardboard and two bags of trash to the landfill yesterday afternoon after I finished.

 

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Thursday September 7, 2017

I am reading Whale Of A Crime by Karen MacInerney.

The project for today is the garage. The areas where we keep kit odds and ends such as boxes and packing materials is a mess. Also, with summer winding down I need to clean up and arrange the garden area to get ready for bringing in hanging baskets etc.

We had a large stack of various board sizes along the back wall. I had to move all the kit stuff to get to the boards and brackets to eventually build more shelving in the downstairs food room. Bob helped me pull out all the boards and move one of the doors we used to use for a desk to the side wall. Now I have room to organized boxes and packing materials.

For right now we have a large pile of boards stacked on the floor between the two cars until we can move them down to the basement.

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Wednesday September 6, 2017

Gym this morning. It poured rain all morning but has slacked off to just a light rain and drizzle this afternoon. We are well up over an inch. It should all be out of here by this evening.

I am working on various kit projects today

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Tuesday September 5, 2017

Today is our last day of warm, sunny, weather. Rain and storms move in tonight bringing temperatures down into the 50’s for highs and 40’s for lows over the next couple of days.

I had a couple of outdoor chores to do this morning.  I will work on kit stuff until time to stop for lunch and shower to get ready for the bookstore this afternoon.

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Monday September 4, 2017

It’s Labor Day but just another day of the week for the Thompson household. I went to the gym this morning. I changed the spring/summer garden flags to fall. I have three; out by the road, the bed by the front steps, and the deck.

Otherwise kit work as usual. I put together 28 small parts bags but not sure what else Bob needs me to work on. I am grilling hamburger steaks for dinner to go with home made bread. The weather is nice; sunny and warm with not much of a breeze.

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Sunday September 3, 2017

I am reading A Likely Story by Jenn McKinlay.

House cleaning chores this morning. We have kit stuff to work on this afternoon. The front moved out bringing sunny skies and temperatures in the low 70’s for today. And, it is breezy. I am looking forward to fall and cooler weather but with it will come that ever present wind blowing almost all the time.

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Saturday September 2, 2017

We’ve had a little over an inch of rain as of this afternoon. Yesterday afternoon and evening we had periods of heavy fog and some heavy downpours. Today, so far, has been misty and cool.

Between kit projects I worked on things at my desk and did a few other household odds and ends that needed taken care of.

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Friday September 1, 2017

Gym, library, and grocery store this morning. Heavy rain off and on today which translates into very little outdoor play time for Colin. We have kit stuff to work on.

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Thursday August 31, 2017

I left at 8:30 for Winston to get a haircut and meet Marcy for lunch at Bad Daddy’s Burger Bar. In between haircut and lunch I made a quick stop at Costco for a couple of items we usually purchase they had on sale and the pet store for dog food.

It was warm, overcast, and humid down there but no rain. I hit rain on 77 and again on 21, very heavy at times. It has slowed to just a drizzle by the time I arrived back in Sparta.

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