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Old 08-11-2008, 08:00 PM   #21
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Played with the bunny, gave him my green-tea teabag (yummy). Wrote a letter to my newphew at Ranger School. Cleaned the kitchen. Fed the worms.

Pruned 100 feet of 10' tall bougainvillea hedge. (Luckily it only needs it 6-8 times a year.) We'll pick up the pieces during the next few evenings but we'll have no trouble making green-waste quota for Friday's routine pickup. (Whew, whatta relief. Gotta have ER goals.) Harvested papaya, tangerines, & lemons.

Called the gate contractor to find out why he didn't show Saturday. Turns out that keeping in touch isn't his strong point, and he was on his way up. So not only did I not do any further work today, I got to watch him drill four pairs of holes and set the posts for three new gates and a small fence.

Made a bunch of other phone calls-- exterminator, doctor's routine checkup followup, dentist's appointment, window-tinting contractor. (I'm in much better shape than our house.) Talked with a neighbor about painting her master bedroom, putting in new light fixtures, and fixing her leaky bathtub faucet.

When our kid gets home from work she may be ready to go to taekwondo tonight (advanced class) instead of tomorrow night (beginner's class). So I'm gonna have to squeeze in a nap after gate guy is done and before she gets home. Don't know if I can handle the performance pressure.

After W2R's comments I verified that today was indeed a great day to update the ER portfolio balance!
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Old 08-11-2008, 08:08 PM   #22
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got daughter's car inspected
went to DMV, found out we need proof of address to register her car here
helped her organize stuff she's taking to college
watching olympics
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Up at 06:15 a.m. coffee and breakfast.
Check email and this site.
To the gym at 08:30 for an hour on the treadmill and local gossip.
Lunch and nap.
Clean and put battery in Mother's hearing aid (alzheimers) and visit her in the nursing home.
Library to pick up a reserved book (The Blue Zones)
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Dinner
2 glasses wine
pre-season football and olympics.

Tomorrow I'm getting some culture. To the Kimbell museum for impressionists paintings. Hope it doesn't mess up the nap.
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Played with the bunny, gave him my green-tea teabag (yummy).
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Wrote a letter to my newphew at Ranger School. Cleaned the kitchen. Fed the worms.

Pruned 100 feet of 10' tall bougainvillea hedge. (Luckily it only needs it 6-8 times a year.) We'll pick up the pieces during the next few evenings but we'll have no trouble making green-waste quota for Friday's routine pickup. (Whew, whatta relief. Gotta have ER goals.) Harvested papaya, tangerines, & lemons.

Called the gate contractor to find out why he didn't show Saturday. Turns out that keeping in touch isn't his strong point, and he was on his way up. So not only did I not do any further work today, I got to watch him drill four pairs of holes and set the posts for three new gates and a small fence.

Made a bunch of other phone calls-- exterminator, doctor's routine checkup followup, dentist's appointment, window-tinting contractor. (I'm in much better shape than our house.) Talked with a neighbor about painting her master bedroom, putting in new light fixtures, and fixing her leaky bathtub faucet.

When our kid gets home from work she may be ready to go to taekwondo tonight (advanced class) instead of tomorrow night (beginner's class). So I'm gonna have to squeeze in a nap after gate guy is done and before she gets home. Don't know if I can handle the performance pressure.
I can verify from your activities that you do INDEED live the life of a non-traditional butler.

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After W2R's comments I verified that today was indeed a great day to update the ER portfolio balance!
Wasn't it GREAT? My balance was once again higher than it has ever been, and is already approaching what I had planned for it to be by ER-day.
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Skipped Kayaking, 55 degrees in August, and windy bleh.
Swept chimney. 1 shovelful of creosote.
Checked out first bloom on Hibiscus, pink.
Walkabout check rest of plants.
Rest and gofoff.
Went to greasy spoon, coffee and BS.
On the way back brake ABS light came on.
Troubleshoot, low signal right rear, pull all four to clean crud.
Spend 3 hrs trying to find reasonable price, $170 average new.
Dinner, with vino.
Another try for cheap. Find one used for $30.- Sent email to verify.
DW made biscuits.
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Dropped off daughter at High School for 'band camp'. Told her I didn't want any stories when she got back that started with, "This one time, at band camp....."

Got to work at 8am, started filling/dispensing rx's.
Talked with co-workers about mens relay -gold medal- swim last night, one word *bitchin* (hope that doesn't date me too much).
Had lunch from Rumbi Island grill at 1:30.
Left 2 hours early at 4pm because we were slow (only 250 rx's).
Read some "Wheel of time" while on the throne.
12 y.o. son just had to have some mike/headphone combo for WOW game, so went to Gamestop.
Checking board getting ready for grilled ham and cheese for dinner and some more Olympics tonight
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  • Work at 7:30.
  • Checked email and here briefly.
  • Meeting with new recruit physician. Fun.
  • Worked on some new clinical protocols.
  • Half a clinic session today (meetings conflicted) where I saw a colleague physician with a DVT of his leg, 2 new consults for high risk surgery assessment, and a patient with newly discovered cancer and diabetes - the latter is mine to manage while his oncologists do their thing.
  • Lunch and the paper.
  • Afternoon meetings. Lectured students based on an unfortunately interesting case of hemochromatosis leading to liver cancer.
  • Took a call from a young colleague working in the ER stuck on a patient matter (patient sinking fast, no ICU beds available, family nearly berserk with worry and frustration); went down and added my gravitas to calm everyone down; eased out a less sick patient from the ICU and got our patient admitted; reassured family of displaced patient that his safety was not impacted by this move.
  • Home, ran 5 miles in 86 degrees, 50% humidity. Very purging and enjoyable.
  • Here on the board again after dinner (wild salmon, salad, great french bread, ginger snaps.
  • Good night.
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Slept in -- til 7 AM, but the construction work next door took care of any further dalliance. Had to get up to close the windows against the dust.

Ate breakfast, read the paper, checked email and this board.

Vacuumed the upstairs. Planned on vacuuming downstairs -- decided to delay that plan. Made an appointment with the vet for the dog.

Had lunch. Ran to the bank to deposit the condominium association dues for the month. Checked out the local CD rates for the association.

Read the snail mail. ran a scan on the hard drive. Took the dog for a long walk.

Dinner.

Pretty much a nothing day.


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Here's a partial list of my exhausting day up to now, 6:30p.m. Did the usual morning routine, took a bath, had coffee and breakfast, put my jammies back on. Wrote checks for the bills, paid one on-line. Called in sick around noon; told my boss I'd try to come in a couple of days this week (for 2 - 3 hrs. each). He said that would be ok. I wasn't negotiating, that was all I had to offer. Had leisurely lunch.

Read for a while, after the codeine kicked in, posted some cr*p on the net; tried to get into my health ins. website, failed, realized I was on the wrong site twice, found the right one, bookmarked it, ordered more codeine.

Started a hobby project (see photo), put fancy box on top of radio to prevent "Fluffy" from walking all over the buttons and changing the station to what, kitty rock? SO came in early to take care of neighbor's cats, said why don't you put feet on the box to hold it away from the buttons, I put a paperback on either side of the buttons as a temporary solution because a five minute project is enuf for today. Briefly contemplated the fact that Bose has re-engineered their radios with no buttons at all, neither innies nor outies.

Finished SO's crossword puzzle. Hmm, equivalent to 10 sawbucks is a Cnote, it'll bring a tear to your eye is not dust but duct; still contemplating the smallness of the circled letters: iota, hint, atom, trace, bit. May go onto a cheat website later to see what others say about the puzzle.

Conned SO into making tasty dinner.

I'm so close to ER I can taste it.
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We're in the heat of August, so his little bunny thermostat kicked in and he's molting like a giant mangy furball. Not so cute. Definitely fuzzy.

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... and added my gravitas to calm everyone down...
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Spent most of the morning and part of the afternoon on a ladder installing new window trim around two second story bedroom windows.

During lunch the DHL guy delivered an overnight letter with a patent application I had to sign and have notarized and return TODAY in a FEDEX envelope. This was a strange patent application, all in Chinese with a rough English translation. Funny to see my name in Chinese characters. A quick trip to the credit union got the notary's signature and then buzzed past the post office where FEDEX, DHL and UPS have drop boxes out front.

Got the windows finished about 3:30 and then watered DW's giant elephant ear plants and cooled it after that.
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Here's a partial list of my exhausting day up to now, 6:30p.m. Did the usual morning routine, took a bath, had coffee and breakfast, put my jammies back on. Wrote checks for the bills, paid one on-line. Called in sick around noon; told my boss I'd try to come in a couple of days this week (for 2 - 3 hrs. each). He said that would be ok. I wasn't negotiating, that was all I had to offer. Had leisurely lunch.

Read for a while, after the codeine kicked in, posted some cr*p on the net; tried to get into my health ins. website, failed, realized I was on the wrong site twice, found the right one, bookmarked it, ordered more codeine.

Started a hobby project (see photo), put fancy box on top of radio to prevent "Fluffy" from walking all over the buttons and changing the station to what, kitty rock? SO came in early to take care of neighbor's cats, said why don't you put feet on the box to hold it away from the buttons, I put a paperback on either side of the buttons as a temporary solution because a five minute project is enuf for today. Briefly contemplated the fact that Bose has re-engineered their radios with no buttons at all, neither innies nor outies.

Finished SO's crossword puzzle. Hmm, equivalent to 10 sawbucks is a Cnote, it'll bring a tear to your eye is not dust but duct; still contemplating the smallness of the circled letters: iota, hint, atom, trace, bit. May go onto a cheat website later to see what others say about the puzzle.

Conned SO into making tasty dinner.

I'm so close to ER I can taste it.
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On my way to St. Ives, I met a man with 7 wifes...

Maybe I should write my own. I bound a small book as a kid, "Six poems by Cuppa." Maybe it will turn up in the obligatory clean out and re-arrange ER project.
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I went to work, listened to music, answered the phone a few times, talked to the boss, bought some short term mutual funds for a client.
Came home and changed the dressing on my sheep's 4" laceration (having the vet sew it up was yesterday's fun time), gave her a shot of antibiotics, fed the rest of the mammals.
Drove to pole dancing class where I climbed to the ceiling for the first time (yay!) and came home with lots of bruises and tired arms.
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Today was hit or miss. Friday, though, Friday was good.

A log washed up by shore so we rolled it across the beach and planted it vertically. The townspeople rejoiced at our mighty feat.
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1. Walked the dog.
2. Took DW to train station for her trip to work.
3. Ate breakfast.
4. Took a shower.
5. Watched some news.
6. Deposited a check in the bank.
7. Ate lunch and had great conversation with a number friends.
8. Chaired a Board meeting for an organization I belong to.
9. Went home and took dog for a walk.
10. Sat with dog in back yard and listened to breeze in trees.
11. Watched late afternoon news.
12. Picked up DW from train station.
13. Ate supper.
14. Took dog out again.
15. Watched U.S. win three consecutive swimming Gold medals while reading this forum and writing this summary.
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