And now, a bit of random news from around here, linking up with Stacy's Random Thoughts at Stacy Uncorked.
Ms. V and her family, and Mr. BA and Ms. GA, both went on vacation. Every year, both go on vacation in August. Every year, there is a Major Event. Last year, it was The Great Flood of 2016. This year, it was Harvey. Next year, i've told them, they may not vacation during hurricane season!
No, i am not really superstitious, it's still not worth taking the risk.
Little Girl and Alston have decided that the middle of the library floor is a great place to put together a one thousand piece puzzle. Somehow i have the feeling they will regret it sooner or later, especially since Buff and Pepe are spending more time here.
Bigger Girl was out for dinner with friends the other night and had a glass of wine. After a few minutes, she noticed a fly in it. Using a spoon, she rescued it, putting it on a napkin. Once it dried out, it staggered around -- it was drunk! She said it was very funny watching a drunk fly.
Brother-in-Law, The Mouth, has been collecting all the pennies that end up in his pockets for a long time, and decided he wanted them rolled. Of course, he didn't want to have to do it. Sweetie, being helpful, volunteered me to do it.
Ms. V's son has a machine, and i borrowed it while they were out of town. It cost us $5 to buy the coin wrappers for $25 in pennies. Somehow, i don't think it was worth saving them all that time.
Labor Day was good, i labored. Ms. S has gotten everything straightened out so i can continue to work for her. She had a contractor come over and patch her ceilings a couple of weeks ago. He was coveting one of her small antique phones, so she gave it to him in exchange for painting the bathroom ceiling, which was not on the original to-do list. He came back and did that Saturday (i'm guessing so he'd have everything he'd promised to do finished and be able to take Labor Day without worry). That meant i put the bathroom back together after a thorough cleaning.
Sweetie labored, too. The Big Boss asked him to do some work that will last 4-5 hours a day for about 3 days. They are moving the baseball card collection. The Big Boss is also talking about Sweetie going out to the farm so he can help clear the paths to the deer stands. He's ready to do something besides help me with houses, and i'm glad this came along.
Enjoy the rest of your week, everyone!
Another Look Unlimited Day -- sponsored by Envira Myntyl, a day to look around and see what you don't need and can donate to charity, to lessen the flow to landfills
Be Late For Something Day -- sponsored by the Procrastinators' Club of America, Inc. (if they can get around to mentioning it in their newsletter, of course)
Concordia Fall Festival -- Concordia, MO (celebrating agriculture and the German heritage of the area; through Saturday)
Genesia -- Ancient Greek Calendar (a day of the dead; date approximate)
Hassaku-sai -- Matsuo-taisha Shrine, Kyoto, Japan (rituals to ask the gods for mild weather, good harvests and safe homes)
Indra Jatra -- Kathmandu Valley, Nepal (the biggest religious street festival in Kathmandu, celebrating of the founding of Kathmandu, with several days of chariot processions, masked dances, and tableau; today is the municipal day off for the festival)
International Day of Charity -- UN
Jupiter Stator Festival -- Ancient Roman Calendar (commemorates that Jupiter helped Romulus to stop the Sabine invasion under Titus Tatius)
Jury Rights Day -- marking the decision by a jury, in 1670, to not convict William Penn of laws which they considered unjust which would have prohibited him from the practice and preaching of his religion to a peaceably assembled congregation; this decision became the basis of the First Amendment to the Constitution of the US
National Boss/Employee Exchange Day -- US (or anyone else who wants to foster understanding between bosses and employees, trade places for a day and see how the other half lives!)
National Cheese Pizza Day
Play Days -- sponsored by the HUMOR Project, add humor to your life; through Saturday
South Carolina Apple Festival -- Westminster, SC, US (through Saturday)
St. Laurence Gustiani's Day (First Patriarch of Venice)
St. Teresa of Calcutta's Day (Mother Teresa)
Sts. Zechariah and Elisabeth's Day -- Anglican and Eastern Orthodox Churches
Teacher's Day -- India
Wag and Carrot Fancying Day -- Fairy Calendar
John Travolta marries Kelly Preston, 1991
Kim Yu-Na, 1990
Rose McGowan, 1973
Dweezil Zappa, 1969
Kristian Alfonso, 1964
Cathy Guisewite, 1950
Dennis Dugan, 1946
Raquel Welch, 1940
William Devane, 1939
Carol Lawrence, 1934
Bob Newhart, 1929
Arthur C. Nielsen, 1923
John Cage, 1912
Arthur Koestler, 1905
Darryl F. Zanuck, 1902
Morris Carnovsky, 1897
Jesse James, 1847
Johann Christian Bach, 1735
"Jerry Lewis Labor Day Telethon for Muscular Dystrophy"(TV), 1966
"No Mother To Guide Her"(Play), 1905
Today in History:
Peter the Great of Russia imposes a tax on beards, in an attempt to Westernize his people, 1698
The First Continental Congress is assembled in Philadelphia, 1774
The French National Convention initiates the Reign of Terror, 1793
Napoleon surrenders Malta to Great Britian, 1800
Sam Houston is elected as the first president of the Republic of Texas, 1836
The First Opium war begins in China, 1839
James Glaisher, pioneering meteorologist and Henry Tracey Coxwell break world record for altitude whilst collecting data in their balloon, 1862
Sioux Chief Crazy Horse is killed, 1877
The First Labor Day Parade is held in NYC, 1882
The first gasoline pump is delivered to a gasoline dealer in Ft. Wayne, Indiana, 1885
The first legal forward pass in American football is thrown by Bradbury Robinson of St. Louis University to teammate Jack Schneider in a 22–0 victory over Carroll College (Wisconsin), 1906
The French Upper Volta is broken apart between Ivory Coast, French Sudan, and Niger, 1932
The first conference of the Non Aligned Countries is held in Belgrade, 1961
A Palestinian terrorist group called "Black September" attack and take hostage 11 Israel athletes at the Munich Olympic Games. 2 die in the attack and 9 die the following day, 1972
Voyager 1 is launched after a brief delay, 1977
The St. Gotthard Tunnel opens in Switzerland as the world's longest highway tunnel, 1980
The current international treaty defending indigenous peoples, Indigenous and Tribal Peoples Convention, 1989, came into force, 1991
Tuvalu joins the UN, 2000
For the first time, a browsable, analysable overview of four million functional elements of the human genome discovered to date are made available to the public, 2012