Sweetie got a wild hair itching him and decided he had to use the long holiday weekend to reorganize his man cave.
This included moving a lot of heavy stuff, like a very big cabinet, throwing away about a ton of accumulated detritus, and finally coming to the conclusion that he just has too much stuff in that space.
It took the combined power of Young Jacob, #2 Son, Festus, and Alex to get that cabinet from another room into his room, where it's more convenient for him. This resulted, though, in even less space than what he had before.
(It also resulted in him needing a pain pill for his back, because he insisted on helping, too, but that's another topic.)
He's not willing to part with anything much, besides old papers and a few bits and bobs. Some catalogs got recycled, the old tape recording deck is going. A lamp he never uses is going to be put where it can do a lot more good.
It took me a while to reorganize some things for him so they fit better, and we had to put a small display case under the table. In fact, there are items stored under anything that has room under it. When i suggested more vertical storage, that wouldn't work, i was told, as he doesn't want to take down any of his pictures or posters.
The problem now may be that i'm going to have to help him find stuff until he figures out where it all is now.
The room is better than it used to be, though, and that's what matters.
Except that i still have to do a balancing act or move several items to get to the breaker boxes conveniently. It makes me glad we have the main outside that i can get to in a few seconds flat and cut everything off right away if i need to.
Abbotsford Berry Beat Festival -- Abbotsford, BC, Canada (enjoy berries at the height of the season, as well as music, clowns, games, a "berried" treasure hunt, and more, through tomorrow)
Birthday of the 14th Dalai Lama / World Tibet Day -- Tibetan Diaspora, to bring awareness to the cause of restoring freedom to Tibet
Buy Yourself a Toy You Always Wanted As a Child Day -- internet sites that list this suggest you then donate it to a child in need
Day of the Capital -- Kazakhstan
Ettelbruck Rememberance Day -- Ettelbruck, Luxembourg (remembrance of Patton's 3rd Army liberating the area from the Nazis)
Feast of Isaiah the Prophet -- Roman Catholic
Fill an Aquarium Day -- they are fun and entertaining; probably spread around the internet by an aficionado who wants to share the love
Harrison Festival of the Arts -- Harrison Hot Springs, BC, Canada (a celebration of the world of music, dance, theater, and visual arts; through the 14th)
Independence Day / National Day -- Comoros (1975)
Independence Day / Republic Day -- Malawi (1964)
International Cherry Pit Spitting Championship -- Tree-Mendus Fruit Farm, Eau Claire, WI, US
International Day of Cooperatives -- U.N.
Iriya no Asagao-ichi -- Kishibo-Jin Shrine, Taito Ward, Tokyo (morning glory flower festival, buy one for good luck, through the 8th)
Ivan Kupala Day -- Belarus; Poland; Russia; Ukraine (through tomorrow; Feast of St. John the Baptist in Orthodox Churches using the Julian Calendar)
Jan Hus Day -- Czech Republic
King Mindaugas Day / Statehood Day -- Lithuania
Los Sanfermines -- Pamplona, Spain (bull running, through the 14th; don't be bored, be gored! a part of the San Fermin Festival)
Ludi Apollinares -- Ancient Roman Calendar (first day of games in honor of Apollo; through the 13th)
Millenial Fairy Olympics -- Fairy Calendar (through the 14th)
National Fried Chicken Day
Old Albums are Frisbees Day -- if you have nothing to play them on, and they are scratched anyway, why not?
Ra o te Ui Ariki -- Cook Islands (House of Ariki[Tribal Chief])
Rockport Art Festival -- Rockport, TX, US (top artists from around the country line the waterfront today and tomorrow, with good music and good food to add to the fun)
Shab e-Barat -- Bangladesh (Night of Records)
St Godelieve of Ghistelles's Day (Patron of difficult marriages, healthy throats, in-law problems, throat diseases, victims of abuse, victims of verbal spouse abuse)
St. Maria Goretti's Day (Patron of children, teen girls, martyrs, poor people, rape victims, young people; Albano, Italy; against poverty, the death of parents)
St. Paul's Carnival -- Bristol, England (annual African Caribbean Carnival; a richly multicultural celebration)
Take Your Webmaster to Lunch Day -- because your online business depends on keeping him/her happy and well fed; sponsored by Wellcat Holidays
The Dam Experience -- Warsaw, MO, US (fireworks viewed from land and boat at the Truman Dam)
West Quoddy Head Light Keepers Association Anniversary -- Quoddy Head State Park, Lubec, ME, US (including US Coast Guard supervised lighthouse tower climbing, for the daring!)
Matthew O'Leary, 1987
Gregory Smith, 1983
Tia and Tamera Mowry, 1978
Jennifer Saunders, 1958
Kenny G, 1956
Geoffrey Rush, 1951
George W. Bush, 1946
Sylvester Stallone, 1946
Burt Ward, 1945
Ned Beatty, 1937
Dalai Lama, 1935
Della Reese, 1932
Janet Leigh, 1927
Pat Paulsen, 1927
Merv Griffin, 1927
Bill Haley, 1925
William Schallert, 1922
Nancy Reagan, 1921
Sebastian Cabot, 1918
Laverne Andrews, 1915
Frida Kahlo, 1907
Beatrix Potter, 1866
John Paul Jones, 1747
Today in History
Richard I (Richard the Lionheart) is crowned King of England, 1189
Papal bull of Pope Clement VI protecting Jews during the Black Death, 1348
Jan Hus is burned at the stake, 1415
Richard III is crowned King of England, 1483
Portuguese sea captain Diogo Cão finds the mouth of the Congo River, 1484
Sir Thomas More is executed for treason against King Henry VIII, 1535
Córdoba, Argentina, is founded by Jerónimo Luis de Cabrera, 1573
The dollar is unanimously chosen as the monetary unit for the United States, 1785
In Jackson, Michigan, the first convention of the United States Republican Party is held, 1854
Louis Pasteur successfully tests his vaccine against rabies; the patient is Joseph Meister, a boy who was bitten by a rabid dog, 1885
David Kalakaua, monarch of the Kingdom of Hawaii, is forced at gunpoint, at the hands of the Americans, to sign the Bayonet Constitution giving Americans more power in Hawaii while stripping Hawaiian citizens of their rights, 1887
Dadabhai Naoroji elected as first Indian Member of Parliament in Britain, 1892
The British dirigible R34 lands in New York, completing the first crossing of the Atlantic Ocean by an airship, 1919
The first Major League Baseball All-Star Game is played in Chicago's Comiskey Park; the American League defeats the National League, 4–2, 1933
The last remaining Jewish enterprises in Germany are closed, 1939
Anne Frank and her family go into hiding in the "Secret Annexe" above her father's office in an Amsterdam warehouse, 1942
The Hartford Circus Fire, one of America's worst fire disasters, kills approximately 168 people and injures over 700 in Hartford, Connecticut, 1944
Davis Phinney became the first American cyclist to win a road stage of the Tour de France, 1986
The Nathula Pass between India and China, sealed during the Sino-Indian War, re-opens for trade after 44 years, 2006
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