Monday September 25, 2023

Mostly cloudy today and warm with temperatures in the low 70’s and calm wind.

Gym and grocery store this morning. Picked up the usual weekly items plus a few things that were on sale so grabbed those.

This afternoon I emptied some more pots and cleaned those. Also, took in the chair cushions on the porch and cleaned those up. A couple of the hanging pots are still looking good as well as most of the stuff in the ground. I will wait to tidy up the beds when I pull up all the annuals.

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Sunday September 24, 2023

Partly sunny today with highs in the upper 70’s and calm winds.

The usual house cleaning chores and laundry today. I put out my fall decorations on the table in the foyer and changed the place mats on the dining room table. Fall is definitely here in the mountains. The leaves are starting to change and the temperatures are dropping down at night into the upper 40’s and low 50’s at night.

I have a couple of things to do at the computer this afternoon and of course fixing dinner. I try to cook something on Sunday’s to freeze and use for future meals.

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Saturday September 23, 2023

Cloudy, cool, and breezy today with highs only in the mid 80’s and 15 to 20 mph wind gusts.

A slow day at the store for a Saturday. Not sure where everybody was but they were not in downtown Sparta. Had sporadic customers off and on and one donation to work on. For the first time in a long time we did not break the $100 on a Saturday.  But, still  good day overall.

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Friday September 22, 2023

Sunny and breezy today with highs in the low 70’s.

Business was steady at the store most of the day. I held down the fort for most of it so Pat could go to a luncheon. We broke the $100.00 ceiling. In between customers I worked on a donation.

JoAnne met me at the store shortly before we closed. We went to dinner then I drove her back to pick up her car.

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Thursday September 21, 2023

Temperatures were in the upper 40’s when I left for Winston this morning around 7 am.

I had an 8:30 eye doctor appointment to check my left had that had a blocking floater that would not go away. Thankfully, that turned out not be anything serious. I go back in six weeks.

From there I ran an errand on the way to my 10 am hair cut appointment. Then ran several more errands eventually meeting up with Bonnie for lunch.

From there I headed back up the mountain. I arrived home just as James was finishing up the yard. Now, unload the car and put all the stuff away.


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Wednesday September 20, 2023

Sunny today with highs in the low 70’s. We started out in the low 60’s this morning.

An off and on busy day at the store. Between customers spent the day organizing and restocking shelves and doing general cleanup from the sale last Friday and Saturday. We did break the $100 ceiling which was good.


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Monday September 18, 2023

Mostly sunny and cool with temperatures in the mid 60’s and 10 to 15 mph wind gusts.

I had my six month dentist cleaning next Monday but they called me this morning with a cancellation and asked if I would like to come today at noon.

So , I went to the gym and grocery store this morning then back home to get cleaned up and head back into town for my appointment.

I go next month to the oral surgeon for my last follow up on my implant then back to the dentist to get fit for the crown.


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Sunday September 17, 2023

Rain and maybe some thunderstorms all day. Temperatures will stay in the upper 60’s and go back down into the 50’s again tonight.

Frances and Al left mid-morning for home. I did the house cleaning stuff. This afternoon laundry and a few things here at the computer.

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Saturday September 16, 2023

Sunny and warm today with highs in the low 70’s and breezy.

Frances and Al spent the day strolling around the Heritage Festival while I worked at the store. Streets are blocked off with vendors and food trucks. We had a very busy day with the second day of half off everything. Easily broke the $500.00 ceiling. So, two good days for the fall sale for the store.

After I closed up the store we went to Mis Arados for dinner. We’ll spend the rest of the night relaxing. Been a busy couple of days.


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Friday September 15, 2023

Mostly sunny today with highs in the low 70’s and breezy.

A busy day at the bookstore with our full store half price sale. We broke the $400.00 ceiling easily. Along with great sales we had several donations come in as well.

Frances and Al will be arriving later this evening.

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