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Now, about that leak i discussed yesterday. It happened at the end of the month, at a time when we had more than run out of money. It was going to be a big deal, coming up with the co-pay for the home warranty when i had two other bills due at the same time.
Then there was a minor miracle. While deleting old emails that i'd not gotten to, mostly ads, i noticed one from the mortgage company that had the words "escrow rebate" in the subject line. What? Turned out they had sent us a check!
The mortgage is automatically deducted every month, and they send us a paper receipt which i file to reconcile at the end of the year when i do the taxes. So i generally don't open them until January or February. Checking back to the receipt sent in October, sure enough, there was a check with enough to cover the $75 deductible to pay the plumber and more for one of the other bills!
Boudreaux an' his fam'ly have dem dey own trouble wit' money some time, too. One time, Tee Boudreaux done lost his contact lens when he be outside wrasslin' wit' Phideaux de Catahoula cur dog.
Tee done spent him a half hour lookin' an' lookin' fo' dat lens, den he come in, hangin' his head, an' confess to his mama, Clothile, "Mamere, I done lost my contact lens, an' I been lookin', an' I cain't find it, an' I know it be expensive, an' I be sorry!"
Clothile not say her a word, she jes' go out dere an' start lookin', an' in five minute she done got dat lens!
"It be a mir'cle! How you do dat?" Tee ax.
"Mais, it be simple," Clothile say. "You be lookin' fo' a little piece o' plastic, but I be lookin' for $150!"
Adoration Parade -- Branson, MO, US (celebration of traditional values of faith, family, and friendliness)
Christmas to Remember -- Laurel, MT, US (Santa and a live Nativity, parade, fireworks, bazaar, and more)
Day of Shango -- Yoruba/SanterÌa religion (various Carribean islands; ceremony for the Defender against Evil)
Day of the Artisans -- internet generated day to honor all who work
Extraordinary Work Team Recognition Day -- created in 2000 by QPC Inc., encouraging recognition of teams that "consistently work extraordinarily well together to produce significant results for their companies or organizations."
Festival for Minerva -- Ancient Roman Calendar
Good Neighborliness Day -- Turkmenistan
Grange Day -- US Grange (Order of the Patrons of Husbandry) founded, 1887
King Tupou I Day -- Tonga
National Cookie Day
National Dice Day -- get together with friends and play a game that involves dice today
Navy Day -- India; Italy
Rake Leaves into the World's Largest Pile Day -- just so you can jump in, of course
Ribbons and Wrap Day -- according to the Elf Forum, which no longer exists; i'd suggest making sure you have enough now, anyway
Santa's List Day -- he completes the lists today, according to some people; which one are you on?
Second Sunday of Advent -- Christian
Lighting the Candle of Love
St. Barbara's Day (Patron of ammunition workers/bomb technicians/explosives workers/ordnance workers, architects, armourers, artillerymen, boatment/mariners/sailors/waterman, brass workers, brewers, builders, carpenters, construction workers, dying people, firefighters/fire prevention, fireworks, fireworks manufacturers, fortifications, foundry workers, geologists, gravediggers, gunners, hatmakers/hatters/milliners, martyrs, masons, mathematicians, military engineers, miners, prisoners, safety from storms, saltpetre workers, smelters, stone masons, tilers, warehouses; Amaroni, Italy; Barbara, Italy; Colleferro, Italy; Montecatini Terme, Italy; Paterno, Sicily; Rieti, Italy; Santa Barbara, CA; Syria; Toa Alto, Puerto Rico; against death by artillery, explosions, fire, impenitence, lightning, mine collapse, storms, sudden death)
A young woman may place the twig of a cherry tree in a glass of water today. If it blooms by Christmas Eve, the girl is certain to marry in the following year.
Barborka -- Poland (where Barbara is best known as Patron of Miners, thus "Miners' Day)
Eid il-Burbara -- Lebanon; Palestine; Syria (where Barbara is celebrated with a holiday similar to Western Halloween)
St. Maruthas' Day (Patron of Iran; Persia)
Thai Environment Day -- Thailand
Wear A Beard of Bees Today Day -- a supremely silly internet generated one, if you ask me, and only for the bold and fearless, and not allergic!
Wear Brown Shoes Day -- internet generated, by someone tired of wearing black shoes all the time most likely
Wildlife Conservation Day -- US
Wind Whirling Bacchanalia -- Fairy Calendar
XTERRA Trail Run Series World Championship -- Kualoa Ranch, Oahu, HI, US (the crown jewel of the XTERRA Trail Run series of 60 rigorous, off road races, the world championship run)
Mission Santa Barbara is founded as a Franciscan Mission in California, 1786
Tyra Banks, 1973
Fred Armisen, 1966
Marisa Tomei, 1964
Jozef Sabovcik, 1963
Cassandra Wilson, 1955
Patricia Wettig, 1951
Jeff Bridges, 1949
Dennis Wilson, 1944
Chris Hillman, 1942
Max Baer, Jr., 1937
Stewart Rawlings Mott, 1937
Wink Martindale, 1934
Victor French, 1934
Helen M. Chase, 1924
Deanna Durbin, 1921
Francisco Franco, 1892
Lillian Russel, 1861
Crazy Horse, 1840
Samuel Butler, 1835
Thomas Carlyle, 1795
"Broadway Bound"(Simon play), 1986
"Falcon Crest"(TV), 1981
"Beatles for Sale"(Album), 1964
"Tobacco Road"(Play), 1933
Ten Commandments(Film), 1923*
Today in History:
Upon the death of Carloman, Karel the Great (Charlemagne), his brother, becomes king of all France, 771
The Syrian harbor city of Saida (Sidon) surrenders to the Crusaders, 1110
After 18 years, the Council of Trent holds its final session, 1563
Father Marquette begins to build the first dwelling in what is now Chicago, 1674
Britain's Observer, oldest Sunday newspaper in world, first published, 1791
Britain abolishes the practice of the "suttee" in India, 1829
The American Anti-Slavery Society is founded in Philadelphia by Arthur Tappen and William Lloyd Garrison, 1833
Oliver Hudson Kelley founds The National Grange of the Order of Patrons of Husbandry, (the Grange), 1867
"Boss" Tweed escapes from jail, 1875
The first edition of the Los Angeles Times is published, 1881
Lucille Atcherson becomes the first woman legation secretary in the US Foreign sService, 1922
Cecil B. DeMille's first version of The Ten Commandments premiers, 1923*
The first Burger King is opened in Miami, Florida, United States, 1954
Suriname joins the United Nations, 1975
The Unity Module, the second module of the International Space Station, is launched, 1998
An adult giant squid is caught on video for the first time by Tsunemi Kubodera near the Ogasawara Islands, 1,000 km (620 miles) south of Tokyo, 2006
Political pressure and cyber attacks against WikiLeaks are condemned by Reporters Without Borders
In Koblenz, Germany, nearly 45,000 people wait to return home while bomb squads defuse WWII bombs still hidden under the Rhine River, 2011
In Egypt, a hundred thousand people gather to protest President Morsi's proposed constitutional amendments, 2012
A new island is discovered in the Arctic Ocean's Laptev Sea and initially called Yaya, 2013
*This was the one in which DeMille asked for permission to flood Hollywood Boulevard for the Crossing of the Red Sea scene. He didn't get permission, but he did it anyway, three times, and all three times, he had to bail his film crew out of jail for it. He still got the scene the way he wanted it.
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