Monday, October 3, 2011

Finally, Finally, Finally!

After a month of dithering, the car is ready.

Repaired, and we can pick it up this morning.

It means leaving the house to be there for 7am so Sweetie can get to work on time.

While i know the man whose father owns this dealership and who now runs it is a nice guy who tries hard to do a good job, this has totally turned me off from using this place again for anything.

The best part will be not having to arrange rides and car sharing.

Now to try to clean out Sweetie's car that #1 Son has been using. While Sweetie's suggestion of fumigation is a bit strong -- #1 Son is a messy college guy, and the car shows it -- i will give in to a quick car wash and a bit of upholstery cleaning where the soda got spilled.

Today is:

Buttering-Up Semi-Finals -- Fairy Calendar

Child Health Day -- US

Festival of Bacchus/Dionysius -- Ancient Roman Calendar (sometimes called Meditrinalia, tasting the old and new wine and celebrating the harvest)

Independence Day -- Iraq

Morazan Day -- Honduras (Soldier's Day)

National Butterfly and Hummingbird Day -- internet generated; celebrate these beauties today, no matter where you are

National Carmel Custard Day

National Foundation Day -- Korea, BC 2333

Oschophoria -- Ancient Greek Calendar (in honor of the return of Theseus after killing the Minotaur; deities celebrated were Dionysius and either Athena or Ariadne, depending on the source cited)

Pageantry in Oslo -- Oslo, Norway (opening of Parliament)

Relief of Leiden Day -- Netherlands

Reunification Day -- Germany

St Dionysius, the Areopagite's Day (considered the first Bishop of Athens, mentioned in Acts 17)

St. Gerard of Brogne's Day

Techies Day -- give your techies some well deserved appreciation

World Habitat Day -- UN

Birthdays Today:

Stevie Ray Vaughan, 1954
Lindsey Buckingham, 1949
Roy Horn, 1944
Chubby Checker, 1941
Erik Bruhn, 1928
Gore Vidal, 1925
James Herriot (James Alfred Wight), 1916

Today in History:

The state of Gojoseon (modern-day Korea) is founded by Dangun Wanggeom during the reign of the Chinese emperor Yao, BC2333
The siege and battle of Alesia is ended by the surrender of Vercingetorix, leader of the Gauls, to Julius Caesar, BC52
Julius Caesar's assassins suffer a decisive defeat at the First Battle of Phillipi, BC42
Jews are expelled from Eger, Bohemia, 1430
The Duke of Montrose issues a warrant for the arrest of Rob Roy MacGregor, 1712
British Captain James Cook anchors in Alaska, 1778
General Napoleon Bonaparte first rises to national prominence being named to defend the French National Convention against armed counter-revolutionary rioters, 1795
George Washington proclaims the first national Thanksgiving Day will be held on Nov. 26, 1789
American author Edgar Allan Poe is found delirious in a gutter in Baltimore, Maryland under mysterious circumstances; it is the last time he is seen in public before his death, 1849
J.S. Thurman patents a motor-driven vacuum cleaner, 1899
The first conference on wireless telegraphy agrees to adopt SOS as the warning signal and sign of distress, 1906
Leon Trotsky, Adolph Joffe, Matvey Skobelev and other Russian exiles in Vienna, Austria, found the Pravda newspaper, 1908
Mrs. W.H. Felton, of Georgia, becomes the first woman seated in the US Senate, 1922
A V-2 /A4-rocket from Test Stand VII at Peenemünde, Germany is the first man-made object to reach space, 1942
The United Kingdom successfully tests a nuclear weapon, 1952
Germany is reunified, 1990
Roy Horn of Siegfried & Roy is attacked by one of the show's tigers, 2003


  1. Is there a patron saint for cars? (Hopefully not St. Jude, the patron saint of lost causes.) Will keep fingers crossed that the car now straightens up and behaves itself.