Friday, December 18, 2009

Strange Gifts, and More Water

I have been enjoying the holiday offerings at .

The items there, including remote controlled hopping yodelling lederhosen, bacon bath soap, and inflatable toast, are perfect for those of us with a warped sense of humor.

My sense of humor may be warped, but even I will not be wearing a plunger on my head. (Well, maybe a brand new one, if the "Aints" get to the Super Bowl! That would require doing something over the top.)

Meanwhile, we are still vacuuming up the water as it leaks in. This divides my time into exact 15 minute increments, as the timer turns on the wet vac every 15 minutes, and I jump to move the hose around to get as much water up as I can.

This morning, Bigger Girl will take a shift minding the vacuum and will hang the laundry between times. The rest of us will go to work, then come home to do our homeschool and continue with the water duty.

This evening, Sweetie is working late and we have our usual shift at the cat shelter. Just in time to get more kitten food for the fosters.

Also, #2 Son's room is now leaking again, from under the door or the wall, we are not sure which. Let the attempts to dry the carpet commence.

Today is:

Bake Cookies Day

Be a Friend Day

Hijra (New Year) -- Islam

International Migrants Day

Mother Goose Day

National Roast Suckling Pig Day

Republic Day, Niger

St. Flanan's Day

Wear a Plunger On Your Head Today Day (Observe at your own risk!)

Anniversaries Today:

New Jersey becomes the 3rd US State, 1787

Birthdays Today:

Christina Aguilera, 1980
Katie Holmes, 1978
Earl "DMX" Simmons, 1970
Rob Van Dam, 1970
"Stone Cold" Steve Austin, 1964
Brad Pitt, 1963
Leonard Maltin, 1950
Steven Spielberg, 1946
Keith Richards, 1943
Ossie Davis, 1917
Eddie "Cleanhead" Vinson, 1917
Douglas Fraser, 1916
Betty Grable, 1916
Ty Cobb, 1886

Today in History:

Second Punic War: Battle of the Trebia - Hannibal's Carthaginian forces defeat those of the Roman Republic, BC218
Kublai Khan renames his empire "Yuan", officially marking the start of the Yuan Dynasty of China, 1271
The English parliament unanimously accepts Protestation, 1621
Thomas Fleet publishes "Mother Goose's Melodies For Children", 1719
Empress Maria Theresa expels Jews from Prague, Bohemia & Moravia, 1774
The first celestial photograph (of the Moon) is made in US, by John Draper, NYC, 1839
William Bond obtains the first photograph of Moon through a telescope, 1849
Richard Wetherill and his brother in-law discover the ancient Indian ruins of Mesa Verde, 1888
The Upper Ferntree Gully to Gembrook Narrow-gauge (2 ft 6 in or 762 mm) Railway (now the Puffing Billy Railway) in Victoria, Australia is opened for traffic, 1900
The Piltdown Man, later discovered to be a hoax, is supposedly found in the Piltdown Gravel Pit, by Charles Dawson, 1912

1 comment:

  1. My frig has been repaired and my mopping duties are over (for now). So sorry you are still having leaks.


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