Monday November 5, 2018

It was 47 degrees and foggy with drizzle when I took Colin out this morning. I went to the gym then out to check on the dog for the last time. The owners will be home tomorrow.

After lunch I had a Friends of the Library meeting at 1 followed by a gym staff meeting at 3:15. It’s been cloudy and cool all day but no rain after mid morning. More rain is supposed to come in tonight.

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Sunday November 4, 2018

It was 36 degrees, sunny, and breezy with frost when Colin and I went out this morning.

House cleaning chores this morning both up and down. I cleaned the downstairs bathroom and vacuumed the floor and did the same for up here. I mixed up a batch of bread dough to bake this afternoon for dinner and surplus for the freezer. Yesterday I made up a batch of the homemade cranberry, almond, and oat bars.

Today is sunny with a high of 48 and 10 mph winds. I used the leaf blower to blow the leaves out of the natural areas along the porch where the lantana are still alive. They will stay in bloom until we get a hard freeze. Until then or they get to looking ugly I will leave them in the ground.


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Saturday November 3, 2018

I am reading Lost Books and Old Bones by Paige Shelton.

It was 36 degrees and sunny with 20 mph to 30 mph winds gusting to 40 when Colin and I went out this morning. The high today may reach 50 but the winds are to continue until late this afternoon. James did not do the yard this week due to the rain. The grass is not that high but there are leaves everywhere. He may come today or it can wait until next week.

I am doing household chores today; changing the sheets, laundry, etc. I have some work to do in the garage getting the summer garden pots and chair cushions put away for the winter.

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Friday November 2, 2018

I was 55 degrees, cloudy, and breezy when we went out this morning. I went to the gym then back home, and back to the gym to work.

Later in the morning the predicted rains came in. We’ve had about an inch. Last night and again tonight we are under high wind warning.

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Thursday November 1, 2018

Last night I had to do Trunk or Treat at the park for the bookstore. Joyce and Alice, out managers were both out of town so I took one for the team and said I would do it. Another bookstore/Friends of the Library person showed up to help give out candy. I decorated the back of the car with a few things Joyce loaned me from her bookstore decorations to make it look like Halloween and they bought the candy. There must of been 800 to 1000 kids come through; some perhaps twice. They were mostly younger kids but we did have some older ones. It ran from 5 to 6:30 but I felt like I was there for hours. We ran out of candy but the Chamber replenished us with some at the very end.

It was 55, cloudy, and windy this morning when we went out. Today is more of the same with rain coming in this afternoon. I went to the gym, checked on the dog, dropped of the Halloween stuff back at the bookstore, and made a grocery store stop.

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Wednesday October 31, 2018

Gym this morning. I am helping a friend with her dog while she is out of town. She had a house sitter at night and on weekends and someone to take the out in the afternoon. I am doing a couple of mid morning shifts to between the time the house sitter leaves and the afternoon person comes to let him out. This morning was one of my turns. He’s a very nice dog, about the size of Colin, around 10 years old.

I stay about an hour to give him some attention and play time. This afternoon Billings came to check out the heat for winter season. All is well there, thankfully.

There was frost in town but I did not have any here when I took Colin out this morning. We’ve had a nice sunny, warm day with a bit of a breeze. I am seeing the trucks loaded with Christmas trees going up and down 21 for shipment elsewhere.

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Tuesday October 30, 2018

It was 42 degrees, sunny, and calm when we went out this morning.

I volunteered at the bookstore this morning. I came home to let Colin out to play and grab a quick snack before heading back into town to the library.

After Bob died I donated all the astronomy equipment to a local guy who is president of the area astronomy club. One of the items was a small portable scope Bob bought but we hardly used. Today that club donated the scope to our library as an item that can be checked out. Dave and another club member made the scope bullet proof to make it more or less like a big binocular with a lens preventing users from loosing lens caps and making ocular changes. I was invited to be there for the presentation, story, and picture for the local paper since the scope originally came from me. The scope comes with a how to manual and charts for the beginning user.

Again, trying to carry on Bob’s love of science and getting young people interested in the field.

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Monday October 29, 2018

I am reading A Deadly Vineyard Holiday by Philip R. Craig.

It was 42 degrees and sunny with 35 to 50 mph wind gusts when we went out this morning.

I went to the gym and ran a couple of errands then back home, and back to the gym to work. Temperatures at least made it to the low 50’s but the wind is still gusting to 18 mph.

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Sunday October 28, 2018

Frances and Al came up late yesterday afternoon. We left not long after the arrived to go to dinner in Ennis at Mt. Surf.

This morning we had a leisurely morning doing a few things here and there I needed Al’s help with. After a light lunch we drove into town to the dollar store and a stop at the produce stand for them to pick up a mum.

After they left I cleaned the upstairs bathrooms and ran the vacuum to get the worst of the hair and grass and dirt I tracked in all week.

It’s been mostly sunny, cool, and breezy today. I did not take Colin out this morning. Al always feeds him and takes him out for me when he is up here.

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Saturday October 27, 2018

It was 44 and cloudy this morning when we went out. Temperatures have climbed up to the low 50’s but the wind picked up to 11 to 15 mph gusts. The sun has tried a couple of times to come out but the day has basically been cloudy, windy, and cool.

I did a load of laundry this morning and tidied up the kitchen. Otherwise, working the daily crossword puzzle and watching PBS.


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