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Words for Wednesday was begun by Delores and has become a moveable feast of word or picture or music prompts that encourages us to write stories, poems, or whatever strikes our fancy.
This month, Delores is providing the prompts.
This week's theme is Time.
How much time does it take to clean someone's house?
It depends on the someone, and the size of the house.
Ms. G is a realtor. Most Wednesdays, i clean at her house -- vacuum the floors, clean the glass doors, sweep up the bird seed outside, a few other things depending on what she needs.
This week, she has an empty house she needs cleaned so she can put new renters in it for her client.
It's a house i've cleaned before. The first time, it took Sweetie and me two days.
This time, i spent about 10 hours on Wednesday, and will have to go back Saturday afternoon once i am finished with my morning client.
We spent the first hour hauling out trash. She spent a few more hours getting trash out of the garage. This was after she had hauled away a lot of trash a few days before.
How much time does it take to clean someone's house?
If it was rented to people who didn't care how they kept it, you don't want to know.
Alamo Day -- Texas, US
Ash Wednesday -- Christian (beginning of the Lenten Fast)
Oskudagur -- Iceland (with the special tradition of hanging oskupokar [ash bags] on people, as girls try to hang bags of ash on men's clothing, and boys try to hang bags of stones on women's clothing; begins Langafasta, and during the fast, you may not even mention meat at all)
Celebrate Your Name Week -- Wednesday: Learn What Your Name Means Day, go look it up, it's probably very interesting
Global Marathon For, By, and About Women in Engineering and Technology -- a free series of online conversations each Wednesday for six weeks to connect girls and women and support them in the fields of engineering and technology
Feast of Excited Insects -- China; Korea (sometimes called Chinese Groundhog Day, the day insects are supposed to awaken for spring; date approximate)
Foundation Day -- Norfolk Island, Commonwealth of Australia
Headache Relief Day -- aspirin was patented today in 1899
Independence Day -- Ghana(1957)
Kirishima Jingu Otaue-sai -- Kirishima Jingu Shrine, Kirishima, Kagoshima Prefecture, Japan (rice planting festival)
March Goblins' Galumphing Gala and Display -- Fairy Calendar
National Frozen Food Day -- US (Birds Eye Frozen Foods, named after the inventor of the flash freezing process, Clarence Birdseye, go on sale for the first time on this date in 1930)
National White Chocolate Cheesecake Day
Oreo Cookie Day -- no history found on why this day, but if you like Oreos, do you need a reason?
Stoneware Pottery Appreciation Day -- internet generated by those who love stoneware
St. Colette's Day (Patron of Corbie, France; against the death of parents)
St. Rose of Viterbo's Day (Patron of exiles, people rejected by religious orders, tertiaries; Viterbo, Italy)
World Maths Day -- International
Ryan Nyquist, 1979
Shaquille O'Neal, 1972
Amy Pietz, 1969
Connie Britton, 1968
D.L. Hughley, 1963
Tom Arnold, 1959
David Gilmour, 1946
Rob Reiner, 1945
Kiri Te Kanawa, 1944
Dave Gilmour, 1944
Ben Murphy, 1942
Willie Stargell, 1941
Valentina Tereshkova-Nikolaeva, 1937
Lorin Maazel, 1930
Gabriel Garcia-Marquez, 1928
Alan Greenspan, 1926
Ed McMahon, 1923
Will Eisner, 1917
Lou Costello, 1906
Bob Wills, 1905
Ring Lardner, 1885
Elizabeth Barrett Browning, 1806
Anna Claypoole Peale, 1791
Cyrano de Bergerac, 1619
Michelangelo Bounarroti, 1475
"Lend me a Tenor"(Play), 1986
"Deep Blue Sea"(Play), 1952
"Both Your Houses"(Play; Pulitzer Prize for Drama), 1933
"La Traviata"(Opera), 1853
"La Sonnambula"(Opera), 1831
Today in History:
Ferdinand Magellan arrives at Guam, 1521
The First Fleet arrives at Norfolk Island (an external territory of Australia) in order to found a convict settlement, 1788
York, Upper Canada is incorporated as Toronto, 1834
After a thirteen day siege by an army of 3,000 Mexican troops, the 187 Texas volunteers defending the Alamo are defeated and the fort is captured, 1836
Giuseppe Verdi's opera La Traviata receives its premiere performance in Venice, 1853
Dmitri Mendeleev presents the first periodic table to the Russian Chemical Society, 1869
Bayer registers "aspirin" as a trademark, 1899
The trial of Ethel and Julius Rosenberg begins, 1951
United Kingdom colonies Gold Coast and British Togoland become the independent Republic of Ghana, 1957
After 19 years of presenting the CBS Evening News, Walter Cronkite signs off for the last time, 1981
Michelangelo computer virus begins to affect computers, 1992
A referendum in Moldova results in the electorate voting against possible reunification with Romania, 1994
Picasso's painting Tête de Femme is stolen from a London gallery, and is recovered a week later, 1997
Microsoft is fined €561 million for not providing E.U. residents with an alternative web browser to Internet Explorer, 2013
The Crimean parliament votes unanimously to make the Crimea part of Russia, 2014
NASA's Dawn space probe enters orbit around the dwarf planet Ceres, 2015
The world's oldest message in a bottle is found in Western Australia, thrown from the German ship Paula 132 years ago (12 June 1886), 2018