Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Sweet Relief

The retired repair guy could not check one thing in the A/C unit. He doesn't own the piece of equipment needed to test capacitors.

It was a capacitor. The repair guy was running over an hour late due to his first job of the day -- working in an attic that was already 125F/51C when he got there at 8am. That would make me late, too. Late to my own funeral.

While he was out there working, he got a call on his mobile phone and kept calling the person "Sweetie." I asked him after the call if his "Sweetie" wanted him home, as it was after 5pm when he got here. He answered, "Oh, not that kind of sweetie. I have several of those, so if one is mad at me, it won't matter, I'll have at least one that isn't."

Also, yesterday I picked up 6 more bottle feeds, and had two just at weaning age dropped off here. We are up to 18 foster kittens. A personal record I hope to never match or beat again.

Today is

African Freedom Day

Bath Festival, UK

Cookie Monster's Birthday

Elf Fest, Lothlorien (near Needmore, Indiana) -- through the31st

Independence Day, Jordan

National Missing Children's Day

National Wine Day

Nerd Pride/Geek Pride Day

St. Aldhelm's Day

St. Bede the Venerable's Day

St. Gregory VII's Day

Tap Dance Day

Birthdays Today:

Lauryn Hill, 1975
Anne Heche, 1969
Stacy London, 1969
Mike Myers, 1963
Connie Sellecca, 1955
Frank Oz, 1944
Leslie Uggams, 1943
Ian McKellen, 1939
Tom T. Hall, 1936
Beverly Sills, 1929
Robert Ludlum, 1927
Jeanne Crain, 1925
Claude Akins, 1918
Bill "Bojangles" Robinson, 1878
Ralph Waldo Emerson, 1803

Today in History:

Alfonso VI of Castile takes Toledo, Spain back from the Moors, 1085
Henry the Navigator is appointed governor of the Order of Christ, 1420
The Diet of Worms ends when Charles V, Holy Roman Emperor, issues the edict of Worms, declaring Martin Luther an outlaw, 1521
Richard Cromwell resigns as Lord Protector of England following the restoration of the Long Parliament, beginning a second brief period of the republican government called the Commonwealth of England, 1659
Jews are expelled from Warsaw by Marshall Mniszek, 1784
In Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, delegates convene a Constitutional Convention to write a new Constitution for the United States, 1787
In the May Revolution, citizens of Buenos Aires expel the Viceroy Baltasar Hidalgo de Cisneros during the Semana de Mayo, 1810
The Patriots of Lower Canada (Quebec) rebel against the British for freedom, 1837
The first telegraphed news dispatch is published in Baltimore Patriot, 1844
Gilbert and Sullivan's H.M.S. Pinafore opens at the Opera Comique in London, 1878
The Republic of Formosa is formed, with Tang Ching-sung as the president, 1895
John T. Scopes is indicted for teaching Charles Darwin's theory of evolution in Tennessee, 1925
Henry Ford stops production of the Model T to begin the Model A, 1927
Jesse Owens of Ohio State University breaks five world records and ties a sixth at the Big Ten Conference Track and Field Championships in Ann Arbor, Michigan, 1935
The first ascent of Kangchenjunga (8,586 m.), the third highest mountain in the world, by a British expedition, 1955
In Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, the Organisation of African Unity is established, 1963
32-year-old Erik Weihenmayer, of Boulder, Colorado, becomes the first blind person to reach the summit of Mount Everest, 2001


  1. Wow.. that's a lot of kittens.. and certainly a lot of sweeties for this repair guy.

  2. Yes, we are nuts, but what are you going to do when they are so small and helpless?


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