Tue, May 22||
At 0545 itís 63o.
I transported Bill to the airport.
Fred from Go Glass came at 0800 to install the shower doors.
We went to lunch at Chuar.
After lunch, we shipped Margaretís transceiver box back to Philips Life line and dropped a copy of Margaretís death certificate at Vicís office.
I called DVC and renewed our annual gold passes.
We watched FSU Baseball defeat Virginia 3-2 in 11 innings in the ACC tournament.
Around 2100, we had a brief light rain.
Mon, May 21||
At 0608, itís 69o.
We went out to the family cemetery and celebrated the interment.
Sun, May 20||
At 0616, itís 71o, clear, but humid.
Bill and Lew went out to the cemetery and pronounced it ready for tomorrowís interment.
Lew made crab salad for lunch and fried oysters for dinner along with sliced ham and red potatoes.
We enjoyed Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them.
Following several Big Bang Theory episodes, at 2205, itís 76o.
Sat, May 19||
At 0619, itís 59o with more rain.
Lew, Bill and I left at 1000 for Forest Grove Church.
In the evening, we watched Jumanji.
At 2206, itís 70o.
Fri, May 18||
At 0615, itís 62o and raining, heavily, since about 0400.
Bill and I met with Bruce Smith.
From there, we picked up Lew and Kate and went to 823 to confirm the distribution of the contents of the house.
Jerry, Linda and Elaine came after 2.
Lew, Bill and I went to Holloway at 1600 for the viewing.
We had a nice turnout and all came back to the house after 7 for more family time.
At 2210, itís 56o.
Wed, May 16||
At 0642, itís 66o.
At 0800, Lew met Marie at 823 to clean and prepare for Billís stay.
I opened the discussion with Patsy about the Upper Mississippi Cruise next summer.
We made citrus-marinated chicken breasts over rice with steamed broccoli.
Kate sent a draft of her eulogy and I sent my draft back to her.
At 2300, itís 68o.
Tue, May 15||
At 0444, the caregiver called to report Margaret had passed.
I had a haircut and we then met with Holloway Funeral Home.
The viewing will be Friday at Holloway from 5-7; the funeral at 11 on Saturday and the interment on Monday at 10.
After shopping at the liquor store, we went to lunch at Brew River.
At 2133, itís 79o with thunder storms moving down the peninsula.
Mon, May 14||
At 0649, itís 58o.
We watched Fantasia 2 and had leftover chicken pomodoro over couscous for dinner.
At 2250, itís 67o.
Sun, May 13||
At 0647, itís 65o.
Lew went to church and, when she returned, we watched FSU Baseball complete the 4-game sweep of Mount St. Mary 22-0.
I made a Cobb salad for dinner and Lew added roasted asparagus.
At 2107, itís 61o.
Sat, May 12||
At 0645, itís 65o.
I completed our weekly marketing and then elected to skip the railroad operations Saturday.
We watched FSU Baseball take a double header from Mount St. Mary University and had chicken chow mien for dinner.
At 2100, itís 82o and the A/C is on!
Fri, May 11||
At 0631, itís 63o.
Maudie met with Dr. Fields, the Hospice doctor, during her examination of Margaret this morning.
We booked our dining reservation for the November WDW trip and had baked scallops and Gen Tom Sugar Snap Peas for dinner.
At 2321, itís 64o.
Thu, May 10||
At 0627, itís 50o.
We have cancelled the NYC trip next weekend.
We went to EVO for lunch.
At 2135, itís 70.
Wed, May 9||
At 0628, itís 54o.
I had an appointment with Dr. Maull, my urologist.
Rachael King came for a visit.
At 2254, itís 60.
Tue, May 8||
At 0619, itís 54o.
We went to lunch at Market Street Inn and were seated in the Pub area near the bar.
We enjoyed Sundayís shows on the DVR, and in the evening, I watched Around the World in 80 Days.
At 2230, itís 57o.
Mon, May 7||
At 0638. Itís 59o.
In the afternoon we enjoyed African Queen and then watched Clemson defeat FSU Baseball 5-4 to take the series.
We had beef stew for dinner and, at 2330, itís 59o.
Fri, May 4||
At 0703, itís 67o and Iím wearing shorts.
I completed our weekly marketing and we started the ribs for Saturdayís dinner.
We had lobster Louie for dinner.
Dominicís Lecher Lions had a baseball game at 1800, so they didnít
arrive here until 2345.
At 0005, itís 75
Thu, May 3||
At 0655, itís 66o.
I got a watch battery at Robinsons and we went out to lunch at Olive Garden.
When we got home, we turned on the A/C and watched recorded shows on the DVR.
At 2311, itís 77
Wed, May 2||
At 0651, itís 55o.
I completed Margaretís weekly marketing.
After dropping off the groceries, I gassed the Rogue and then had a PSA blood test for Dr. Maull at the Milford Lab.
Lew reassembled the porch while I worked on the CAC item analysis.
The glass man came and will give us an estimate on the glass doors for the upstairs bathroom.
We had Parmesan Tilapia for dinner.
At 2235, itís 73o.
Tue, May 1||
At 0627, itís 47o.
I completed the Homeland Security forms and sent them to ACL.
We met Henry and Roy Hensel in Berlin at Drummerís Cafť for lunch.
At 2230, itís 65o.
Mon, Apr 30||
At 0645, itís 45o.
I ordered meds for Buddy and had a podiatrist appointment with Dr. Olischar.
We sent birthday flowers to Linda and had Kateís Lemon Anchovy Chicken for dinner with a spinach salad.
At 2100, itís 61o.
Sun, Apr 29||
At 0618, itís 50o with a little rain over night.
Lew made asparagus soup for Margaret, and skipped church.
We watched FSU Baseball drop the last game to Miami 11-5 and had leftover sausage and peppers for dinner before watching our newly acquired
At 2300, itís 50o and the heat is on again..
Fri, Apr 27||
At 0623, itís 54o and we had a little rain around 4.
I had an appointment with Dr. Mehta.
My new iPad arrived.
We had filet mignons for dinner, preceded by foie gras, and accompanied by lightly sauced mixed veggies and a bottle of Chateau Ste Michelle Cabernet Sauvignon.
In the evening, we watched FSU Baseball host Miami for the 1st of 3, winning 2-0.
At 2225, itís 60o.
Thu, Apr 26||
At 0636, itís 57o.
We went to Specific Gravity for lunch; greeted by Joseph King.
With my iPad misbehaving, I ordered a new one.
At 2100, itís 63o.
Wed, Apr 25||
At 0656, itís 59o.
Lew had a haircut and I called Linda.
We completed our dining reservations for NYC adding Tavern on the Green and Danielaís.
Altima floor mats arrived and we had shrimp cocktail for dinner.
At 2255, itís 62o and raining.
Tue, Apr 24||
At 0631, itís 52o.
I had a haircut and then had a carotid doppler test at the request of Dr. Mehta.
We had lunch at Fratelliís.
Alyssa was our server. We started with a bottle of 19 Crimes Cabernet Sauvignon (29) and the salad bowl. We continued with their fabulous mussels (12). Lew had eggplant parmigiana (10) with linguini, and I enjoyed Veal Picatta (19) with a side of angel hair pasta.
We spent the afternoon catching up on shows recorded while we were gone.
Mon, Apr 23||
At 0709, itís 48o.
Polliard serviced our heat and A/C and Scott Sockwriter of Professional Power Wash cleaned the porch and the outside of the house.
We had London Broil slices and Mac & cheese for dinner.
At 2300, itís 53o.
Tue, Apr 17||
At 0450, before the alarm, we were both awake and itís 43o in Salisbury.
I'm headed for Orlando and Lew is bound for Dallas.
Mon, Apr 16||
At 0638, itís 60o.
I had a 0900 appointment with Dr. Mehta.
At 1600, we took Buddy to Weeping Willow.
On the way home, we secured a dozen-piece of Fried Chicken from the Royal Farms at College and Snow Hill Rd.
At 2000, itís 52o.
Sun, Apr 15||
At 0640, itís 65o and we are open to enjoy the cool breezes.
Lew went to church.
The FSU Baseball game with Duke was cancelled for rain and we had some light rain as well.
We watched our Friday night shows on the DVR and had Eggs Benedict and roasted asparagus for dinner.
At 2258, itís 56o.
Sat, Apr 14||
At 0624, itís 62o.
I completed our weekly marketing and then went to the Operations Day at the Railroad Club.
One the way home, I stopped at the liquor store and, arriving at home, learned Lew had turned on the A/C as itís 81o.
We joined the FSU Baseball game with Duke, already in progress, but lost 6-5.
At 2003, itís 73o.
Fri, Apr 13||
At 0654, itís 58o.
I wrote to Bill and at 1030, Lew attended a funeral for Bill Leonard in Delmar.
I had an appointment with Dr. Tu at 1240 and he agreed with my TIA diagnosis and my IOP were both 18.
In the evening, we had Shrimp Drambuie and creamed spinach and FSU Baseball lost to Duke 7-1.
At 2110, itís 70o and we have open windows.
Thu, Apr 12||
At 0611, itís 43o.
We went to lunch at Red Lobster.
We opened the house for most of the afternoon while we watched shows recorded on the DVR.
At 2225, itís 63o.
Wed, Apr 11||
At 0642, itís 34o.
I completed Margaretís marketing and fixed her ice maker, again.
Lew had a pedicure and I chatted with Linda.
We watched Fantastic Beasts and Cutting Crew serviced the yard.
We had a quiche Lorraine and onion gruyer gratin for dinner, and Sentech sent a
URL for the Youtube of my Sentech commercial.
Hal Wilson made cast changes for Caesarís Tomb.
At 2115, itís 48o.
Tue, Apr 10||
At 0654, itís 42o.
We went to lunch at Irish Penny with Liddell Madden as our guest.
In the afternoon, Lew napped while I worked on the CPOS website.
My CAC assignments arrived.
We had no dinner, but watched FSU Baseball lose, AGAIN, to Florida 6-3.
At 2250, itís 44o.
Mon, Apr 9||
At 0643, itís 38o.
I had blood work done for Dr. Mehta and we made a batch of macaroni salad.
We finalized dinner out in Texas with Linda.
We both had nice afternoon naps and watched
Jurassic World from our library.
We made Chicken Pomodoro with fried eggplant for dinner.
Buddy didnít want to go upstairs with Lew.
At 2205, itís 43o and she came down and brought him up.
Sun, Apr 8||
At 0631, itís 38o.
Lew went to church and we spent the afternoon watching FSU Baseball losing to Georgia Tech 16-3.
We had oil-poached flounder for dinner, and at 2035, itĎs 44o.
Sat, Apr 7||
At 0624, itís 53o and raining.
I completed our weekly marketing.
In the afternoon, we watched Orioles Baseball followed by FSU Baseball losing 2-1 to Georgia Tech.
We had a Liberty Tree Tavern Pot Roast with mashed potatoes and Red Onions for dinner.
In the evening, we watched World Cup Curling from Las Vegas.
At 2215, itís 40o.
Fri, Apr 6||
At 0648, itís 40o.
I worked on the CPOS show schedule for next year.
We had seared Salmon for dinner and watched FSU Baseball defeat Ga Tech 10-2.
At 2100, itís 59o.
Thu, Apr 5||
At 0711, itís 38o.
We booked a Magic Kingdom view studio at BLT for next March.
On the way to pick up my new glasses, I experienced double vision (two turn arrows in the street, double set of lines).
Instead of going on to lunch, we went to Azar Eye Institute.
At 1230, I saw Kristia Mardones, O.D., who spent the next 90 minutes running a variety of tests.
My IOP was 28/28 which is much too high.
She used meds to get it down to 17/17 and changed my Alphagan [bid] to Simbrinza [bid].
Iíll see Dr. Tu on 4/13 at 1245.
Weíre scheduled to record Caesarís Tomb in May. We had a Red Baron pizza for dinner. At 2000, itís 48o.
Wed, Apr 4||
At 0613, itís 64o.
I completed Margaretís weekly marketing and Orkin returned to treat the exterior of the house.
Comcast confirmed the TV at 823 is finshed and we ordered a replacement from Best Buy that will be delivered and setup on Monday.
We both enjoyed the leftovers from Chuar for lunch and watched DVR shows in the afternoon.
The K-1 form arrived for Marvic and I completed and submitted our income tax returns to the IRS and Maryland.
Correspondence between Lew and Vic established a MARVIC distribution to each of the partners.
Lew pan-seared pork tenderloin slices for dinner and we watched FSU Baseball defeat JU 6-2.
I wrote to Patsy about her May flights.
At 2226, itís 47o.
Tue, Apr 3|| ||
At 0704, itís 42o.
The TV at 823 isnít working and I failed at fixing it, so Comcast was called and will come between 10-12 tomorrow.
I had a haircut.
We went to Chuar Restaurant for lunch.
The Last Jedi arrived in the mail and we enjoyed it.
Communication with Linda provided additional details for Juliaís wedding plans.
At 2230, itís 54o.
Mon, Apr 2||
At 0555, itís 33o, with about 2Ē of snow in Wyomissing.
We picked up Buddy and were home by 1145.
At 1300, I reported to the farm house location and we filmed a 15 second commercial for Sentech Security cameras.
We had leftover smothered pork chops and Harvest apples for dinner.
At 2011, itís 43o.
Sat, Mar 31||
At 0620, itís 41o.
Following Margaretís R&R, we were on the road to Weeping Willow Kennel by 0815 and headed north by 0845.
Fri, Mar 30||
At 0655, itís 65o and we are open.
I completed our weekly marketing and Lew made the Lemon squares for Easter Dinner.
In the afternoon, I made the double batch of Sister Cities slaw and we had our Lamb Shanks SV and watched FSU Baseball defeat Louisville 8-7. At 2200, itís 50.
Thu, Mar 29||
At 0635, itís 49o.
We went to Sakura for lunch.
We opened the family room.
At 1505, we watched MLB Opening Day with Minnesota losing to the Orioles 3-2 in 11 innings.
With our Lamb Shanks Sous Vide about half way done, we added a bag with 20 Garlic Shrimp to the Sous Vide cooker.
The consistency was excellent, but the seasonings need work.
At 1800, we switched to FSU Baseball hosting Louisville for the 1st of 3, won by the ĎNoles 9-4.
At 2200, Buddy came in and took to the sofa until 2305, and 67o.
Wed, Mar 28||
At 0651, itís 43o.
I completed Margaretís marketing and Lew had a haircut.
Jerry and Linda are in RDU and Lew picked up fish sandwiches from Burger King.
We watched DVR shows in the afternoon and started the sous vide for the lamb shanks for Fridayís dinner.
Neither of us wanted any dinner tonight.
At 2105, itís 54o.
Tue, Mar 27||
At 0625, itís 30o.
We picked up the Rogue from Pohanka and I gassed up for the weekend trip.
We had burgers from Wayback for lunch as Dinizzo Pizza has closed.
Barb Wygal took more blood to check Buddyís vitals and we had leftover tortellini for dinner.
FSU Baseball lost to Florida, again, in Jacksonville, 1-0.
At 2030, itís 43o.
Mon, Mar 26||
At 0643, itís 31o.
Diane cut Margaretís hair.
We took the Rogue to Pohanka and Lew shopped at VP.
We finished the Harry Potter series with 7B and had leftover Coquille St. Jacque for dinner.
At 2130, itís 31o.
Sun, Mar 25||
At 0637, itís 32o and sunny.
Lew went to church.
In the afternoon we watched FSU Baseball win the rubber match over North Carolina 9-4 and then watched Harry Potter 7A.
We had chicken divan for dinner with a pear salad invented by Lew.
At 2320, itís 38o.
Sat, Mar 24||
At 0637, itís 32o and I completed our weekly marketing while Margaret had a shampoo.
We watched Harry Potter 6 in the afternoon and had Crispy Orange Beef for dinner.
At 2150, itís 42o.
Fri, Mar 23||
At 0654, itís 34o and sunny.
Cutting Crew fertilized and we watched FSU Baseball split a double header with North Carolina, losing the 1st, 8-16, and winning the nightcap 6-3 after our dinner of pork spareribs.
At 2300. Itís 38o.
Thu, Mar 22||
At 0631, itís 34o and there is less than ĹĒ of snow.
I completed our taxes, less the elusive Marvic K-1, of course.
We had a reprise of the Chicken Pot Pie for dinner, and, at 2100, itís 42o.
Wed, Mar 21||
At 0702, itís 36o and raining with snow in the forecast.
I completed Margaretís marketing.
We finished our Subway sandwiches and had chicken pot pie for dinner.
The snow started around 1630.
By 1830, accumulation has started in the driveway, but not in the street.
We watched FSU Baseball finish UCF 13-3.
At 2245, itís 34o and the snow has abated.
Tue, Mar 20||
At 0633, itís 39o and raining.
Margaret didnít get up and weíre watching the weather forecasting in anticipation of 2-4Ē of snow tomorrow.
I staged the snow-blower to the top of the ramp.
We drove down to Chesapeake Eye Center and ordered new glasses for me, based on the new script received, yesterday, from Dr. Tu.
On the way home, we secured sandwiches from Subway and hunkered down for the rest of the rainy afternoon.
Once again, dinner was not needed.
At 2150, itís 35o, raining, with a harsh forecast for tomorrow.
Mon, Mar 19||
At 0637, itís 32o.
I had a post-op appointment with Dr. Tu and everything is fine with IOP of 18/18.
I was refracted with a new prescription.
Margaret did not get up so her haircut by Diane was postponed.
We sent a plant to Jenn Jordan for her vice-presidentís service award.
We had grilled cheese for lunch, long naps, and with neither of us particularly hungry; no dinner.
At 2250, itís 43o.
Sun, Mar 18||
At 0632, itís 32o.
My symptoms are, largely, gone, and Lew says she is no worse, but still wonít be going to church or to 823.
In the afternoon, we watched FSU Baseball defeat Notre Dame 7-5 and then watched Harry Potter 3 & 4.
Leftover Lamb loin made a mediocre dinner.
Buddy sensed a storm that wasnít there and came down to cower behind my chair after he and Lew had gone to bed.
At 2040, itís 43o.
Sat, Mar 17||
At 0639, itís 28o.
I had a good nightís sleep and my symptoms are better while Lewís are worse.
She didnít go to 823.
I completed our weekly marketing.
In the afternoon, after watching some of the shows we had saved on the DVR, we watched FSU Baseball end their losing streak at 4, beating Notre Dame 6-4.
Our sous vide Corn Beef Brisket was the most tender we have ever had, though still too salty.
Thatís the fault of prep, though, not of the sous vide.
At 2026, itís 39o.
Fri, Mar 16||
At 0702, itís 35o. Iím continuing my regimen of Apple Cinnamon Tea with a little vodka.
Lew had a pedicure and I had a chat with Linda.
We had Cognac Shrimp for dinner and watched FSU Baseball lose the 4th in a row, this time to Notre Dame.
At 2100, itís 39o.
Thu, Mar 15||
At 0655, itís 32o.
I vetoed lunch out in favor of crab omelets with bacon.
In the afternoon, our Sous Vide cooking device arrived and we began a
Corned Beef Brisket for Saturday.
We had leftover Bourbon chicken from Asian Taste.
At 2100, itís 43o and Iím still coughing.
Wed, Mar 14||
At 0638, itís 31o on Pi-Day.
I completed Margaretís weekly marketing.
We had snow crab with butter for dinner, but my cold has suppressed my appetite.
At 2050, itís 38o. I took a cough suppressant before bed.
Tue, Mar 13||
At 0622, itís 36o.
I had a haircut and American Airlines delivered our baggage from yesterdayís flights.
An email from CPOS provides an opportunity to do a TV commercial for Sentech through WBOC.
Barb Wygal took blood from Buddy.
We had a Red Baron Pizza for dinner.
FSU Baseball lost to the hated gators 12-6.
At 2130, itís 36o and Iím developing symptoms of a cold.
Tue, Mar 6||
At 0623, itís 29o.
I completed Margaretís marketing and printed tomorrowís boarding passes.
We remain optimistic.
In the afternoon we watched Peter Pan and Pinocchio.
Buddy went to Weeping Willow at 1615 and we had leftover Shrimp Jambalaya for dinner.
The evening news describes heavy weather northwest of I-95.
At 2100, itís 39o.
Mon, Mar 5||
At 0652, itís 32o.
Sun, Mar 4||
At 0623, itís 39o and Wednesdayís PHL weather is looking a little more promising.
Unless American Airlines cancels the flights, weíre determined to go.
Lew went to churcho.
In the afternoon we watched FSU Baseball sweep UNC Ashville 4-2.
I went to the CPOS Production Committee where we decided on the shows we will recommend to the board for the 2018-2019 season.
At 2100, itís 41.
Sat, Mar 3||
At 0649, itís 39o, and the winds have subsided thought it is still blustery.
We lost 2 pieces of siding on the driveway side of the family room.
Margaret did not get up and I completed our weekly marketing.
We watched a few recorded shows on the DVR and had mediocre tacos for dinner.
In the evening, we watched FSU Baseball defeat UNC Ashville 4-3 with a walk-off singe in the 9th.
At 2305, itís 41o and snow is forecast for PHL on Wednesday, putting the
WDW trip in question.
Fri, Mar 2||
At 0648, itís 44o with the forecasted high winds already blowing.
We lost power for a few seconds at 1310, while catching up on shows on the DVR.
We had snow crab for dinner while watching FSU defeat UNC Ashville 9-2.
At 2115 itís 38o in high winds.|
Thu, Mar 1||
At 0642, itís 49o.
Following morning R&R, Lew did some shopping at Target.
We ordered lunch from Asian Taste and it was excellent.
My CAC suspenders arrived as did Jen Jordanís package.
Barb Wygal dropped off Buddyís Lasix and received a plant from Lew.
Jen stopped by for a glass of wine and to secure her package.
Wed, Feb 28||
At 0702, itís 41o. I completed Margaretís weekly marketing and Lew had a haircut.
CVCA called to check on Buddyís progress.
We finished Downton Abbey and Jen Jordan asked us to receive a package tomorrow while she is at work.
Therefore, weíll not go out to lunch.
We had leftover Pork Saltimbocca, sweet potato casserole and a butternut squash for dinner.
Tue, Feb 27||
At 0613, itís 36o.
We went out to lunch at Ruby Tuesday.
We came home to several episodes of Downton Abbey, finishing season 5 and moving into season 6.
Barb Wygal dropped off Buddyís cardiac meds and FSU baseball defeated JU 4-0.
Mon, Feb 26||
At 0702, itís 51o.
We enjoyed a half-dozen episodes of Downton Abbey and tried, once again, some of the pork meatballs with a sweet and sour sauce and stir-fried veggies.
At 2015, itís 49o.
Sun, Feb 25||
At 0637, itís 50o.
I read Caesarís Tomb and sent an email to Hal.
Lew went to church.
We watched FSU defeat Troy 9-4 for the sweep and then switched to Downton Abbey for three episodes.
We had beef bourguignon for dinner.
At 2217, itís 55o. Buddy had a coughing spell at 0605.
Sat, Feb 24||
At 0651, itís 49o and foggy.
I completed our weekly marketing
and booked a hotel for Lew and Kate for Juliaís wedding.
We watched four more Downton Abbey episodes and then enjoyed FSUís defeat of Troy.
Dinner was calf liver and onions and a sweet potato casserole.
At 2130, itís 50o.
Fri, Feb 23||
At 0639, itís 43o and overcast.
I wrote to Bill.
We had Bubbaís for lunch.
In the afternoon, we menu planned and enjoyed a few episodes of Downton Abbey.
We had chicken picatta and steamed broccoli for dinner and FSU beat Troy, 7-3.
In the evening, I enjoyed Hunt For Red October, and at 2300, itís 48o.
Thu, Feb 22||
At 0647, itís 59o with rain in the forecast.
We left at 0815 to gas the car and head for Annapolis and Buddy's cardiologist.
We were home about 1400.
I booked the flights for Juliaís wedding.
We watched a little of Downton Abbey and had leftover Cannaloni Al Funghi for dinner.
At 2100, itís 43.
Wed, Feb 21||
At 0722, itís 64o and I completed Margaretís marketing.
Lew had a dental cleaning and I called Linda.
A flurry of emails results in Lew and Kateís decision to attend Juliaís wedding at the same time I am in Orlando. Iíll book their flights on Friday.
We had tortellini carbonara for dinner.
At 2230, itís 67.
Tue, Feb 20||
At 0622, itís 57o.
I had a haircut with Diane.
Lew selected lunch at Brew River.
We came home to several episodes of Downton Abbey.
At 1600, we watched FSU Baseball defeat USF 5-2 for their 4th straight victory.
Messages from Linda firmed up Juliaís wedding for 1800 on 4/18.
She asked for menu help and, at the end of the day, asked Maudie and Kate for advice.
At 2030, itís 62 and the bedroom windows are open.
Mon, Feb 19||
At 0702, itís 35o, and I made a Mears reservation for CAC.
We snacked on deli for lunch and enjoyed a few Downton Abbeys.
I made angel hair with artichokes and pesto for dinner.
At 2100, itís 55o.
Sun, Feb 18||
At 0642, itís 37o and SKDL are here for the weekend.
They left at 1230 for Wyomissing.
I attended the initial meeting of the CPOS Production Committee to review the shows submitted for the 2018-2019 theatre season.
We had Tomgolian BBQ for dinner and watched Downton Abbey until 2100, Lewís new bedtime.
At 2100, itís 39o.
Fri, Feb 16||
At 0640, itís 60o.
I completed our weekly marketing and wrote to Bill.
We had oyster stew, crackers and cheese and martinis and Manhattanís for Lewís 69th birthday lunch.
In the afternoon, we completed preparations for Saturday nightís Tomgolian BBQ.
For dinner, I prepared a slab of yellowfin tuna for me and a steamed lobster tail for Lew.
SKDL arrived at 2130 and we were all in bed by 2330 and 45o.
Thu, Feb 15||
At 0640, itís 50o.
We went to lunch at Market Street Inn.
After lunch, we secured 4 quarts of turnip greens from Daytonís for Kate.
At 2100, itís 61o and weíre open upstairs.
Wed, Feb 14||
At 0721, itís 37o.
I completed Margaretís weekly marketing and Lew had a facial at About Faces.
I re-recorded a portion of A Kiss for Margaret for Hal Wilson and we completed an interview for his show.
In the absence of our regular recorded shows, thanks to the Olympics, we watched more episodes of Downton Abbey.
In response to my email, Tom Robinson sent me all of the missing scripts.
At 2215, itís 48o.
Tue, Feb 13||
At 0627, itís 33o.
Mike writes that they will be on-property and will meet us for rope drop.
We had lunch at Irish Penny.
From there, we drove down to How Sweet It Is for oysters, crab, and some replacement wine.
At 2250, itís 37o.
Mon, Feb 12||
At 0700, itís 57o.
Emails were sent to the WDW proprietors.
Hal Wilson called about changes to A Kiss for Gertrude and an interview.
The Valentine Bunny graces our front door.
We had Coquille St. Jacques for dinner with baby broccoli florets.
At 2130, itís 40o.
Sun, Feb 11||
At 0657, itís 61o and the bedroom windows are open with rain in the forecast.
Lew took Edna to church with her and in the afternoon, we watched episodes of Downton Abbey and had leftover ham and chicken medley in puff pastry shells for dinner.
An email from Mike Akers says they will join us for lunch on Friday, 3/9.
Weíll meet at Rope Drop in the Magic Kingdom.
At 2235, itís 66o and we are open overnight.
Sat, Feb 10||
At 0645, itís 44o.
I completed our weekly marketing and we watched the Olympic Opening Ceremonies on the DVR.
We watched Narnia 3 and Paddington and
had excellent smothered pork chops covered in Lewís Mushroom Leek Bread Pudding with apples, peas and a bottle of Basignani Riesling.
At 2300, itís 55o and raining.
Fri, Feb 9||
At 0655, itís 27o.
Lew had a pedicure and I wrote to Bill.
Lew came home with a facial planned for 2/14.
We made Steak Madagascar for dinner with foie gras, baked potato and roasted veggies.
At 2030, itís 40o.
Thu, Feb 8||
At 0628, itís 31o and sunny.
We did some menu planning and Lew vetoed going out to lunch.
Tony installed our 4 smoke detectors.
I went to the DPR studio and we recorded A Kiss for Gertrude.
Lew and Buddy went up at 2000.
I made a Friday reservation at Germany during CAC.
At 2300, itís 29o.
Wed, Feb 7||
At 0701, itís 36o.
I completed Margaretís marketing and we went to Azar Eye Center where Dr. Tu used a laser, in a 5-minute procedure, to remove a film, from the inside of my right lens.
On the way home, we secured burgers from Hardees.
We watched Tuesdayís shows on the DVR and had leftover Beef and Noodles and Bavarian beans for dinner.
At 2045, itís 44o in a light rain.
Tue, Feb 6||
At 0641, itís 28o.
Lew vetoed lunch out.
We made excellent batches of Potato Leek Soup and Zuppa Toscano Soup in the morning.
At 2300, itís 33o.
Mon, Feb 5||
At 0705, itís 35o.
Lew did heavy cleaning and I investigated the problems downloading data from Merrill Lynch to Quicken, learning itís a Quicken problem; not mine.
We watched Narnia 2 in the afternoon and made a marinated pork stir fry and potato latkes for dinner.
The hotel reservation for CAC arrived.
At 2100. Itís 29o.
Sun, Feb 4||
At 0641, itís 30o.
I completed our weekly marketing and it started raining around 1100, with Lew skipping church.
We watched the Eagles defeat the Patriots 41-33 in Super Bowl LII while we had Asian meatballs in duck sauce, chips and clam dip and Asian wings.
At 2230, itís 42o.
Sat, Feb 3||
At 0648, itís 19o and marketing has been postponed until tomorrow.
Tony Watson stopped by to review the task of installing our smoke detectors and will be back later in the week to complete the job.
We watched Star Wars: The Force Awakens and made chicken Imperial and broccoli for dinner.
At 2313, itís 28o.
Fri, Feb 2||
At 0708, itís 38o, Buddy having slept in until nearly 0630.
Margaret didnít get up and I wrote to Bill.
We had pork schnitzel, German potato Salad and Harvest Apples for dinner and, at 2000, itís 25o.
Thu, Feb 1||
At 0625, itís 37o.
We went to Goiní Nuts for lunch.
We came home to menu planning and then watched the shows we had recorded from Wednesday evening.
At 2300, itís 54o.
Wed, Jan 31||
At 0719, itís 21o and I completed Margaretís weekly marketing.
We watched Night at the Museum 3 and invited Mike and Andrea Akers to join us at
WDW in March.
Buddyís cardiologist appointment is February 22nd in Annapolis.
At 2320, itís 34o.
Tue, Jan 30||
At 0612, itís 36o with snow showers.
I had a haircut and then went to the liquor store.
We went to Fratelliís for lunch and came home to naps.
In the evening, I watched President Trumpís State of the Union Address.
At 2230, itís 27o.
Mon, Jan 29||
At 0658, itís 43o in a light rain.
I had an appointment with Dr. Olischar, the podiatrist.
I attempted the liquor store, but they were closed for inventory.
We watched Night at the Museum 2.
Barb Wygal came to examine Buddy and she and Lew discussed him being seen by a canine cardiologist.
The CAC staff registration form came and was completed and returned.
We had Kung Pao chicken.
At 2120, itís 39o and raining, with snow showers expected later tonight.
Sun, Jan 28||
At 0624, itís 53o with a light rain.
Lew went to church and we watched Night at The Museum in the afternoon before switching to the Pro Bowl.
Dinner was cannelonei al funghi with a jelled beet salad.
At 2300, itís 48o.
Fri, Jan 26||
At 0632, itís 25o.
I had an appointment with Dr. Tu who discovered a film on the inside of the lens in my right eye.
It will be lasered off February 7th.
We menu planned and made Lobster Louie for dinner.
In the evening, I watched Where Eagles Dare.
At 2330, itís 36o.
Thu, Jan 25||
At 0627, itís 33o.
Cutting Crew mulched and I called Tony to install our 4 smoke detectors.
We mailed the fireplace remote to Skytech for repair and then went to lunch at Sakura.
We enjoyed Galaxy Quest in the afternoon and
Spartacus in the evening.
At 2250, itís 29o.
Wed, Jan 24||
At 0655, itís 44o.
I completed Margretís weekly marketing and Lew had a haircut.
We secured lunch from WayBack Burgers at 1400 South and enjoyed DVR shows in the afternoon.
An email from Lisa Rawls invited me to return to CAC in April and I booked my flights.
In the evening, I watched The Music Man.
At 2300, itís 37o.
Tue, Jan 23||
At 0637, itís 60o and the upstairs windows are open a little as itís also raining.
Lew had a routine appointment with Dr. Mehta and vetoed going out to lunch in the heavy rains.
We had pasta and pesto for dinner.
At 2215, itís 59o.
Mon, Jan 22||
At 0653, itís 50o.
Following Margaretís R&R, Lew secured more of her bladder meds, and we reloaded the reconditioned bar.
Lew selected ďEvolutionĒ for our morning movie and we made a batch of black beans.
At 2300, itís 50o.
Sun, Jan 21||
At 0615, itís 31o.
Margaret has a cut on her leg that is not serious.
Lew elected not to go to church and spent more time on the bar renovation project.
We watched the Jags end their season losing to New England 24-20 in the AFC Championship game.
We had leftover lasagna with a salad and garlic bread and then watched the first half of the NFC Championship game, finally won by Philadelphia 38-7.
At 2015, itís 49o.
Fri, Jan 19||
At 0702, itís 25o.
Margaret didnít want to get up and Lew started the bar restoration project.
We watched Sound of Music and had
Smoked Salmon soup for lunch and
shrimp fettucini for dinner.
I worked on welshtlc in the evening, and, at 2330, itís 34o.
Thu, Jan 18||
At 0620, itís 22o.
We cleaned off the bar prior to the refinishing project and then went to lunch at Longhorn Steakhouse.
We enjoyed Wednesdayís shows on the DVR, followed by Star Wars II in the afternoon.
Lew and Buddy went up at 2000o.
At 2300, itís 29.
Wed, Jan 17||
At 0702, itís 35o and I completed Margaretís weekly marketing.
We watched a few movies in the afternoon with a few snow showers and made seared scallops, mac & gouda and a Romaine Split for dinner.
With no naps, at 2000, itís 27o.
Tue, Jan 16||
At 0640, itís 28o.
Following Margaretís R&R, Lew had blood work done for Dr. Mehta.
She was brave.
We reserved our flights for the July ACL Ohio River Cruise and then went to lunch at Brew River.
At 2310, itís 38o.
Mon, Jan 15||
At 0712, itís 21o.
Whereas itís Monday, itís a cleaning day and the bed clothes were brought down for the laundry.
Margaret had a good night, but didnít want to get up.
We made a London Broil for dinner.
At 2300, itís 29o.
Sun, Jan 14||
At 0646, itís 21o.
Lew went to church and I skipped the Open House at DMRRC so we could watch the Jacksonville Jaguars upset the Pittsburgh Steelers, 45-42.
I installed our replacement telephones, we had Lamb Berber for dinner, and watched the Vikings outlast the Saints 29-24.
With no naps, at 2030, itís 23o.
Sat, Jan 13||
At 0635, itís 52o.
Margaret didnít want to get up and I completed our weekly marketing.
I spent a few hours at the Delmarva Railroad Club Open House.
We made pork saltimbocca and roasted cauliflower for dinner while watching NFL Divisional Playoff games.
At 2100, itís 31o.
Fri, Jan 12||
At 0645, itís 63o and the upstairs windows are open.
Our delivery from Nuts.com arrived.
I ordered new telephone equipment and chatted, briefly, with Linda while Lew had a pedicure.
She vetoed going to the movies, so we went to the law office to sign some papers for MARVIC and picked up Double Cheese Burgers from Burger King and spent the afternoon watching shows recorded on the DVR.
Lew has a sour stomach, but we still had Panko shrimp for dinner.
At 2240, itís 61, raining, and the bedroom windows are still open.
Thu, Jan 11||
At 0647, itís 39o.
Lewís mammogram results are negative.
We moved the wine rack to the dining room and went to Sakura for lunch.
We came home to watch the Wednesday night shows on the DVR.
At 2138, itís 54 and weíre open.
Wed, Jan 10||
At 0645, itís 28o, and local schools are closed for the 5th day.
I completed Margaretís weekly marketing and we went shopping.
Our first stop was Hobby Lobby where we picked up knobs for the bar renovation project.
From there it was on to Bed Bath and Beyond for door mats.
Finally, we went to Vernon Powell where Lew splurged and cashed in the bulk of her Christmas gift card from Bill.
At 2310, itís 38o.
Tue, Jan 9||
At 0629, itís 29o.
I had a haircut and Lew had a mammogram.
We went to lunch at EVO.
With the temperature at 45, and the snow beginning to melt, we came home to naps.
Big lunches produce little enthusiasm for dinner.
At 2230, itís 30o.
Mon, Jan 8||
At 0702, itís 16o and local schools are still closed for snow accumulation.
I had a routine doctorís appointment that went well, followed by a few errands.
We had borscht for lunch, and selected Fast passes, checked in and booked Mears Transportation for the March WDW trip.
We had a cider-roasted pork tenderloin with the feta tomato salad and acorn squash for dinner.
After dinner, I watched the first half of the National Football Championship game between Alabama and Georgia.
At 2200, itís 34 in a light rain.
Sun, Jan 7||
At 0649, itís 7o.
I elected to skip the Railroad Open House again.
Lew made a batch of Sausage stuffed mushrooms and started a batch of borsht.
With no church, due to snow accumulation, we enjoyed the NFL Wild Card Games and skipped dinner.
At 2255, itís 13o.
Sat, Jan 6||
At 0634, itís 9o.
Buddy got his flea treatment.
I completed our weekly marketing and Lew cooked Mac & Gouda and Salmon Squares.
I was scheduled for the Open House at the Railroad Club but elected not to go.
We watched NFL Wild Card in the afternoon and I made a chilled Cucumber sauce to go with the Salmon Squares, which was excellent.
At 2100, itís 13o.
Fri, Jan 5||
At 0644, itís 14o.
Around 9, we attacked the snow, with me making a first pass down the driveway and across the sidewalks, and Lew shoveling off the front walk.
At 10, I made a 2nd pass up and down the driveway.
At 1300, Carmenís Cutting Crew completely cleared and salted the walks and the driveway, and at 1500, the city plow came through.
We had Barber Kievs and baby lima beans for dinner.
At 2220, itís 15o.
Thu, Jan 4||
At 0627, itís 25o with heavy snow and high winds.
At 0830, the snow on the backyard table measure 8Ē.
By 1400, snowfall was completed.
I communicated with Carmen at Cutting Crew and he said he will try to clean us out, tomorrow, after he has completed his commercial property obligations.
We skipped lunch at Sakura as we couldnít get out.
I made vermicelli and clam sauce for dinner.
At 2110, itís 20o, but not snowing.
Wed, Jan 3||
At 0709, itís 12o.
I completed Margaretís marketing, now moved to Wednesday mornings, and we began monitoring the impending blizzard.
As the day progressed, forecasts increased the likelihood to 4-12Ē by mid-day tomorrow.
We had a pizza for lunch and leftover Chicken Marengo for dinner.
At 2000, when Lew and Buddy went to bed, it had not yet begun to snow.
At 2100, snowfall is light; accumulating.
At 2245, itís 30o, snowing and accumulating.
Tue, Jan 2||
At 0621, itís 16o and we are expecting 3-6Ē of snow Wednesday night.
At 1015, Orkin checked the house and left us several snap-traps.
We went to Ruby Tuesday for lunch.
After lunch, we dropped off Margaretís hearing aides for cleaning and shipped Kateís sunglasses to Wyomissing.
With no nap for me, at 2010, itís 20o. Snow tomorrow
Mon, Jan 01||
At 0713, itís 15.o.
We had Black-eyed peas and Oyster Stew for lunch and watched the Tournament of Roses Parade.
We made Shrimp Jambalaya for dinner.
At 2310, itís 18o.