Thursday, August 25, 2011

Strange Diagnosis

On the car.

There is a cover in the engine that protects some wires.

It has been cut, and something rubbing against it was cutting the wires, thus blowing fuses.

Over $400 to repair.

Not covered by the warranty.

They cannot tell me why it happened, only to say it looks like someone tried to modify or add something to the engine at one point.

It's the oddest thing.

Of course, we are stuck. And so it goes. The money, that is.

As for the vehicle, i'm not sure what to think. How could they have been dinking around in there not two weeks ago, and not noticed this?

Let's just hope that none of #1 Son's friends are the ones trying to modify his engine.

Today is

Be Kind to Humankind Week begins -- through the 31st; today is Thoughtful Thursday, take extra time to be thoughtful

Discovery of the Runes/Odin's Ordeal ends -- Ancient Norse Calendar

Hotter 'n Hell Hundred Bike Race -- Wichita Falls, TX, US (largest sanctioned century ride in the US, through the 28rh)

Independence Day -- Uruguay

Kiss and Make Up Day

National Banana Split Day -- some sites have it as Aug. 10

National Second-Hand Wardrobe Day -- pull out the hand-me-downs or thrift store purchases and wear them with pride!

Opiconsivia -- Ancient Roman Calendar, Vestal Virgin Festival in honor of Ops

Rumpleskunkskin's Bride Escapes to Heewigoland -- Fairy Calendar (Fairy celebration, Goblins get grumpy)

Soldier's Day -- Brazil

St. Genesius' Day (patron of actors, attorneys, barristers, clowns, comedians, comediennes, comics, converts, dancers, epileptics, lawyers, musicians, printers, stenographers and torture victims)

St. Louis, King of France's Day (Louis IX)

Watermelon Festival -- Winterville, North Carolina, through the 27th

Whiskey Sour Day

Zucchini Festival -- Obetz, Ohio, through the 28th

Birthdays Today

Claudia Schiffer, 1970
Rachael Ray, 1968
Billy Ray Cyrus, 1961
Ann Archer, 1947
Regis Philbin, 1933
Sean Connery, 1930
Leonard Bernstein, 1918
Walt Kelly, 1913
Ruby Keeler, 1909
Clara Bow, 1905
Hans Adolf Krebs, 1900
Ludwig II, "Mad King" of Bavaria, 1845
Allan Pinkerton, 1819
Ivan the Terrible, 1530

Today in History

The Council of Nicaea ends with the adoption of the Nicene Creed, 325
The Children's Crusaders under Nicholas reach Genoa, 1212
The Honourable Artillery Company, the oldest surviving regiment in the British Army, and the second most senior, is formed, 1537
Galileo demonstrates his first telescope to Venetian lawmakers, 1609
Hundreds of French settlers arrive in New Orleans, which had been founded only a few months before, marking its true beginnings as a city, not just an outpost, 1718
James Cook begins his first voyage, 1768
Alice Meynell becomes the first female jockey, in England, 1804
British forces destroy the Library of Congress, which then contained about 3,000 books, 1814
The New York Sun perpetrates the Great Moon Hoax, 1835
Kitasato Shibasaburo discovers the infectious agent of the bubonic plague and publishes his findings in The Lancet, 1894
The United States National Park Service is created, 1916
US Army officer and missionary John Birch is killed by the armed supporters of the Communist Party of China, considered by some as the first victim of the Cold War, 1945
Zimbabwe joins the United Nations, 1980
Voyager 2 spacecraft makes its closest approach to Saturn, 1981
Tadeusz Mazowiecki is chosen as the first non-communist Prime Minister in Central and Eastern Europe, 1989
Mayumi Moriyama becomes Japan's first female cabinet secretary, 1989
The Tli Cho land claims agreement is signed between the Dogrib First Nations and the Canadian federal government in Rae-Edzo (now called Behchoko), 2003


  1. I don't believe it! The last time I came here and commented it was also Banana Split Day! Are you trying to make me and MY WIFE the size of a couple of walruses? Last time, I bought bananas, hot fudge sauce, and ice cream on my way home from work. I shall, of course, have to do the same tonight.

    Thank you.

  2. Sorry, Suldog, sometimes there are both national and international celebrations, and they are on different days.

  3. Hilary, oops! Got so busy replying to Suldog that i hit post before i acknowledged and agreed with you.

  4. Do you perchance have very bored or very hungry mice in the neighborhood of your garage?

  5. Never thought of that, Merry, but we don't have a garage, and i can't see why they would want to eat plastic.