Monday, February 7, 2011

The Best Laid Plans of ...Oh, Heck With It!

Somehow, some way, something will find a way.

A way to go wrong, that is.

Woke up to my computer refusing to get online. Nothing i can do about it, having to share Bigger Girl's laptop until we can afford another wireless adapter (if that is the problem!). Thought we could afford one, but didn't know, until i checked the bank account, just how much Sweetie had spent on that new window shade.

Thinking this would be the biggest problem of the day, as well as having no way to import my notations on the holidays and such and having to retype each manually, #1 Son called. It seems that "new" used vehicle of his had okay tires, but a bent rim on one of them. As well as a flat spare.

So we had to get AAA to tow it to a tire place, and will have to buy a new tire and rim, there goes any hope of an adapter at all this month, and maybe next.

When i went to pick him up, he showed me something else the tow guy had pointed out, that the radiator was not hooked in correctly. A part was bent, and it was only a matter of time until the radiator fell out. Another part to repair.

Then, as #1 Son tried to show me the bent rim in the trunk, the key broke. The only key the dealership gave us. Now we have no key to the vehicle.

Thus the next little while is going to be great fun, having to redo all the work for the blog, come up with repair money, get a locksmith to get the piece of key out and make us new keys, rob Peter to pay Paul, which expression is appropriate, being as it is from the time when the newly formed Anglican Church robbed the money that the formerly Catholic country used to send to St. Peter's Basilica in Rome to pay for the building of St. Paul's Cathedral in London. We will rob the grocery money to pay for tires and the rest, and be grateful it is a short month because payday and insurance premium is due day will be the same, instead of payday falling 3 days after.

Thank heaven for small blessings.

Today is:

Ballet Day

Charles Dickens Day

Daniel Boone Escape Day (He escaped from the Shawnee tribe which had captured him.)

Hurling the Silver Ball -- St. Ives, Cornwall, England

Independence Day -- Grenada

National Fettucini Alfredo Day

National Run-For-Your-Life Day

National Hangover Awareness Day

No Talk Day

Sapporo Snow Festival (Sapporo Yuki Matsuri) -- Japan, through the 13th

Send a Card to a Friend Day - obviously created by a card company

Wave All you Fingers at Your Neighbor Day (so they will know for certain you are crazy)

Birthdays Today:

Tina Majorino, 1985
Ashton Kutcher, 1978
Chris Rock, 1965
Garth Brooks, 1962
James Spader, 1960
Keefe Brasselle, 1923
Eddie Bracken, 1920
Larry "Buster" Crabbe, 1908
Sinclair Lewis, 1885
Alfred Adler, 1870
Laura Ingalls Wilder, 1867
Dmitri Ivanovich Mendeleev, 1834
Charles Dickens, 1812
John Deere, 1804
Sir Thomas More, 1478

Today in History:

The Mongols burn the Russian city of Vladimir, 1238
Edward of Carnarvon,later Edward II, becomes the first English prince to hold the title Prince of Wales, 1301
The bonfire of the vanities occurs in which supporters of Girolamo Savonarola burn thousands of objects like cosmetics, art, and books in Florence, Italy, 1497
King Philip II forms an inquisition in South America, 1569
Academie Francaise begins a Dictionary of the French Language, 1639
An 8.2 magnitude earthquake shakes New Madrid, Missouri, 1812
The colonial Tasmanian Parliament passes the Electoral Act of 1856, the first piece of legislation anywhere in the world providing for elections by way of a secret ballot, 1856
The Battle at Ingogo, Transvaal: the Boers defeat superior British forces, 1881
The Great Blizzard of 1891 begins, 1891
Émile Zola is brought to trial for libel for publishing J'Accuse, 1898
Baltimore catches fire; 1500 buildings are destroyed in 80 blocks, 1904
The Mud March, the first large procession organized by the National Union of Women’s Suffrage Societies (NUWSS), 1907
Charlie Chaplin debuts "The Tramp" in "Kid Auto Races at Venice," 1914
The first wireless message sent from a moving train to a station is received, 1915
Bert Hinkler begins the first solo flight from England to Australia, 1928
Pluto moves inside Neptune's orbit for the first time since either was discovered, 1979
Astronauts Bruce McCandless II and Robert L. Stewart make the first untethered space walk using the Manned Maneuvering Unit (MMU), 1984
The Central Committee of the Soviet Communist Party agrees to give up its monopoly on power, 1990
Haiti's first democratically-elected president, Jean-Bertrand Aristide, is sworn in, 1991
The Maastricht Treaty is signed, leading to the creation of the European Union, 1992
Crown Prince Abdullah becomes the King of Jordan on the death of his father, King Hussein, 1999


  1. Dear Mimi, when it rains, it really does pour, doesn't it?! Catching up - my heart did a little dance when I read about the importance you place on petting each and every one daily - that personal, loving attention that they crave and need. I do that to and never miss. Hugs.
    The new stuff from Uncle P! I, too, hope it gives you much pleasure as you rearrange and enjoy the new stuff. You may need a pair of earplugs, too, ;-)

    I hope, through all these travails, with car, and such, that your hands, of all things, are healing. I've been praying for that specifically.

  2. Mimi, I am sorry that you are having so many things happen at once. Any one would be an annoyance, but taken all in a pack they must be very frustrating. I wish I had some wisdom to offer, or at least a helpful suggestion, but I'm coming up blank. You are in my thoughts and prayers, though.

  3. Thank you, PonyGirl and Jokamo! Mostly i just laugh, because it could only all happen to me! LOL