Monday, January 10, 2011


Our vehicle trouble may be solved in a most unexpected way.

My brother, the children's Uncle P., a former seminary student, has decided to move to NYC for a year to work with a ministry among the homeless. So he is going to be giving his car to us, if it all works out. He will also offer us any of his furniture we would like to have.

His desire is to work there for a year, maybe longer, and eventually move back to south Louisiana to begin such work here.

If this does work out, #1 Son will drive the newer vehicle, Sweetie will get the Sonata (which will be much better on gas than the old van, or even than my van) to drive back and forth to work.

Once Bigger Girl is driving, we hope soon, i will let her use the van to go back and forth to school. That will mean no vehicle for me during their school hours, but that's okay, i don't usually go anywhere at that time anyway. I can get all my errands and appointments done earlier in the day, as their school only goes from 1-5pm.

Now if we could only solve the problem of too many foster kittens in the house that easily.

Today is:

Festival of Securitas -- Roman Empire (goddess of security, what else?)

Geraint -- Wales

National Bittersweet Chocolate Day

National Cut Your Energy Costs Day

Peculiar People Day (Celebrate all the strange and peculiar people in your life, including me!;) )

Plough Monday -- Medieval Europe

Seijin Shiki -- Japan (Adult's Day, or Coming of Age Ceremony)

Show and Tell at Work Day

St. Peter Orseolo's Day

Traditional Day -- Benin

Birthdays Today:

Pat Benatar, 1953
Bonnie Hellman, 1950
George Foreman, 1949
Rod Stewart, 1945
Jim Croce, 1943
Sal Mineo, 1939
Gisele MacKenzie, 1927
Johnnie Ray, 1927
Paul Henreid, 1908
Ray Bolger, 1904
Grigori Rasputin, 1869 (O.S.)
Mary Ingalls, 1865
George Washington Carver, 1864
Charles Ingalls, 1836

Today in History:

Julius Caesar crosses the Rubicon, begins a civil war, BC46
"Common Sense" by Thomas Paine is published, 1776
Napoleon divorces Josephine, 1810
Poets Elizabeth Barrett and Robert Browning begin their correspondence, 1845
The first underground railway opens in London, 1863
John D. Rockefeller incorporates Standard Oil, 1870
The first great Texas oil gusher is discovered at Spindletop in Beaumont, Texas, 1901
The League of Nations is established, 1920
The United States Army Signal Corps successfully conducts Project Diana, bouncing radio waves off the moon and receiving the reflected signals, 1946
The United States and the Vatican establish full diplomatic relations after 117 years, 1984


  1. Sounds like a great plan. I hope it works out for you.

  2. Would he perhaps have a table? And forks? Oh, forks aren't furniture, never mind...

    And they have to have a SPECIAL day for chocolate? Huh.


  3. Thanks, Hilary.

    Cat, i just might ask for forks, i figure he will be getting rid of all of his household stuff.

    There are lots of special days for chocolate, in addition to the fact that you should have a little every day.

  4. Mimi, that SO would rock! I have thought about your transportation woes often, as I understand them very much. It would be really great if this could work out for you. It is also pretty neat about what he's wanting to do.