Thursday, November 6, 2014

Musical Cars

Time, once again, to play musical cars!  The game in which you try to figure out whose car is going to be available for whom, and when!

Will the car be fixed on time?  The answer this time was, no, it sure won't!

#1 Son has been driving on borrowed time for quite a while.  His inspection sticker expired, and he kept putting off having the windshield replaced and the side mirror fixed so it could pass.  He spent every day holding his breath and hoping he didn't get pulled over.

Finally, yesterday, he decided to take it in.  The company where Sweetie gets all glass work done for his job is owned by great people who really do take pride in what they do.

Unfortunately, they didn't do it quite fast enough yesterday.  The nice lady told us, when he dropped it off, that if i brought him back by 3pm, it would be done.  After all, she said, that's 6 hours from now!  Plenty of time to fix what ails the car and get the inspection done.

Then her inspection guy didn't tell her he had an offsite job.

No car at 3pm, thus a game of musical cars.  He uses Jalopy to go to work.  #2 Son and i have to juggle Sweetie's car to get his errands run and get me to church for prayer service.

And the big question, what time will the vehicle be ready tomorrow, because i have work and so does Sweetie, but one of us has to get him over there.

Musical cars is a fun game at times, but i don't recommend it often, because it can leave you stranded if not played correctly.  Like one family a mechanic friend of ours knew that had 6 people and 6 cars.  All 6 cars ended up in the shop at the same time, and they had to rent two cars to just get everyone to work and school for a week.

Don't try that version of the game, it's too much drama.

Today is:

Basketball Day -- birth anniversary of James Naismith

Birth of Tiamat -- Ancient Babylonian Calendar (mother of gods, goddess of primeval chaos; date approximate)

Constitution Day -- Dominican Republic; Tajikistan; Tatarstan, Russian Federation

Electric Razor Day -- Jacob Schick patented the first electric razor on this day in 1937

Finnish Swedish Heritage Day -- Finland

Fish Returning Days begin -- Fairy Calendar (the fairies borrow centuries old fish in sealed crystal boxes from each other, and why they prefer each others or what they do with them, they will not tell)

Full Beaver Moon / Full Frosty Moon
     Bonn Om Touk -- Cambodia (Water Festival continues)
     Ill Full Moon Poya Day -- Sri Lanka
     Palden Lhamo Festival -- Tibet (protectress of Tibet, celebrated mostly by women)
     Loy Krathong -- Thailand (Floating of the Lamps festival; to appease the water spirits, dedicated to Mae Kongkha, Goddess of Rivers)
     Tazaugmone/Thasaung Mong Full Moon -- Myanmar (Festival of Lights begins)
     That Luang Festival -- Laos (Ventiane's most important Theravada Buddhist festival)

Green March Day -- Morocco; Western Sahara

Guru Nanak Jayanti -- India; Nepal (celebration of the birth anniversary of Guru Nanak)

Gustavus Adolphus Day -- Sweden

Halfway Point of Autumn

International Day for Preventing the Exploitation of the Environment in War and Armed Conflict -- UN

International End Gossip Day -- the founder of this didn't want to be gossiped about, and left no trace

Marching Band Day -- birth anniversary of John Philip Sousa

Marooned Without A Compass Day -- internet generated; how's your sense of direction?

Men Make Dinner Day -- BBQ is not allowed, but you can go to for ideas

National Nachos Day / I Love Nachos Day

Pirates Week Festival -- Cayman Islands (mock pirate invasions, old sailing vessels, and lots of good natured fun; through the 16th)

Saxophone Day -- Adolphe Sax birth anniversary

St. Illtyd's Day (Abbot, reputed cousin of King Arthur)

St. Leonard's Day (Patron of barrel makers/coopers, blacksmiths, captives, childbirth, coal miners, coppersmiths, greengrocers, horses, imprisoned people, locksmiths, miners, porters, P.O.W.'s, prisoners; Castelmauro, Italy; Conegliano, Italy; Kirkop, Malta; against burglaries, robberies/robbers)

Thanksgiving Day -- Liberia

Birthdays Today:

Ethan Hawke, 1970
Pat Tillman, 1976
Rebecca Romijn, 1972
Thandie Newton, 1972
Ethan Hawke, 1970
Kelly Rutherford, 1968
Lance Kerwin, 1960
Maria Shriver, 1955
Nigel Havers, 1949
Glenn Frey, 1948
Sally Field, 1946
Mike Nichols, 1931
Walter Perry Johnson, 1887
James Naismith, 1861
Ignace Paderewski, 1860
John Philip Sousa, 1854
Cesare Lombroso, 1835
Adolphe Sax, 1814

Debuting/Premiering Today:

"Good Morning America"(TV), 1975
"The Phil Donahue Show"(TV), 1967
"Meet The Press"(TV), 1947

Today in History:

Shipwrecked Spanish conquistador Alvar Nunez Cabeza de Vaca becomes the first known European to set foot in Texas, 1528
Spain grants independence to the Dominican Republic, 1844
Scenes of Clerical Life, the first work of fiction by the author later known as George Eliot, is submitted for publication, 1856
Canada celebrates its first official, national Thanksgiving Day, 1879
Mohandas Gandhi is arrested while leading a march of Indian miners in South Africa, 1913
Colonel Jacob Schick patents the first electric razor, 1928
Edwin Armstrong presents his paper "A Method of Reducing Disturbances in Radio Signaling by a System of Frequency Modulation" to the New York section of the Institute of Radio Engineers (hello, FM radio!), 1935
Parker Brothers acquires the forerunner patents for MONOPOLY from Elizabeth Magie, 1935
Plutonium is first produced at the Hanford Atomic Facility, 1944
The United Nations General Assembly passes a resolution condemning South Africa's racist apartheid policies and calls for all UN member states to cease military and economic relations with the nation, 1962
Cuba and the United States formally agree to begin an airlift for Cubans who want to go to the United States, 1965
Green March begins: 300,000 unarmed Moroccans converge on the southern city of Tarfaya and wait for a signal from King Hassan II of Morocco to cross into Western Sahara, 1975
Australians vote to keep the Head of the Commonwealth as their head of state in the Australian republic referendum, 1999


  1. Oh. Goodness! Taxi? I'm guessing that's not practicable where you live?

  2. We're fortunate that our son is a mechanic and can fix nearly everything, so our cars usually run fine.

  3. Been there and done that. I didn't much care for it either. It's been along time since it's happened too. Just hubby and I and we have two vehicles. Thank goodness they aren't in the shop at the same time.

    Have a fabulous day. ☺

  4. oh, i don't envy you and your revolving door household!

  5. Holy cow - that's a lot of car-juggling. I hope your son's car gets fixed and inspected soon. Good luck! :)

  6. I imagine as with most games, it's a challenge at first. But after you're playing for too long, you just want to be done with it. I hope all is resolved by tomorrow.

  7. Oh my...I hope you get this resolved sooner rather than later.
    Thank you for your support regarding Chloe Jo. We appreciate your friendship. ~xo~

  8. We have one car. Hubby works and I don't. guess who loses the game - me. I lose. :(
    I have no idea what will happen when we have 3 kids all in their teens. But at least we got a few years yet

  9. Being short on cars is tough. I don't recommend it.