Thursday, September 17, 2015

Gallivanting in Galveston: Home Again

The journey back home was rather uneventful, and i only stopped once, which is unusual for me. 

My text to my friends when i arrived was simple:  Got home, house as usual, hope all is well.

And the house was mostly as usual; the A/C is working but may still be leaking, the kids immediately wanted to talk about arrangements to get to the football game this weekend, there was no room in the freezers for some of what i brought back, Sweetie wanted my help cleaning out his small A/C in his music room, there was KidsMosquito's crumbs from her special food all over the floor, HopeCat had left me a "gift" in her special spot, and etc.

Also, i got the notice that means i may be getting a jury summons soon.  Having to miss work for jury duty would sink us for sure, but that isn't their problem, is it?

Today, back to Ms. P's house.  After a week off, i may have to take pictures again, because it probably has to be seen to be believed.

Today is:

Autumn Equinox Festival at Chichen Itza -- beginning today, thousands will gather for the amazing play of light and shadow each evening at sunset through the 27th)

Birthday of Crown Prince Tupouto'a 'Ulukalala -- Tonga

Chelsea Antique Fair -- Chelsea Old Town Hall, London, England (through Sunday)

Citizenship Day -- US

Eleven Days of Global Unity -- Day 7, Women (sponsored by We, the World)

Feast of Hathor -- Ancient Egyptian Calendar (date approximate)

Fundacion de Melilla -- ML, Spain

Ganesha Chaturthi -- Hindu (festival to honor the god of prosperity, prudence, and success, Ganesha; local customs and dates can vary, as can official government holiday status)

Hummer/Bird Celebration -- Rockport and Fulton, TX, US (ruby-throated hummingbirds and other avians are the stars of this show; through Sunday)

Ig Nobel Prize Ceremony -- Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, US (each winner has done something that makes people laugh, then think)

Imilchil Marriage Festival -- Imilchil, Morocco (Marriage Festival, among the Berber people, a three day whirlwind of speed dating, weddings, exotic music, traditional costumes, and romance)

International Country Music Day

National Apple Dumpling Day

National Heroes Day -- Angola

Newport International Boat Show -- Newport, RI, US (through Sunday)

Niketeria -- Ancient Greek Calendar (date approximate)

Operation Market Garden Remembrance -- Netherlands

Osage River Mountain Man Festival and Black Powder Shoot -- Lake Ozark, MO, US (reenactment of a pre-1840s wilderness rendezvous; through Sunday)

Pledge Across America Day -- US (beginning of Constitution Week, every school is invited to join a synchronized Pledge of Allegiance across the whole nation, from 8am Hawaiian time to 2pm Eastern; schools also have an exercise of some kind about the US Constitution)
     on the anniversary of the ratification of the U.S. Constitution on Sept. 17, 1787

Return of Kelp-Koli Celebration -- Fairy Calendar (under duress, of course)

Stigmata of St. Francis' Day

St. Hildegard von Bingen's Day (author of treatises on natural healing and the first musical composer whose biography is known)

St. Lambert's Day (Patron of Middelaar, Netherlands)

Time's Up Day -- created by Wellcat Holidays; time's up on holding that grudge, you need to make amends with people today, since you aren't guaranteed a tomorrow

VFW Ladies Auxiliary Day -- anniversary of founding in 1914

Anniversary Today:

American Professional Football League (later the NFL) founded (a/k/a the Swallowing Up of Weekends), 1920
The Constitution of the United States is signed, 1787

Birthdays Today:

Chuck Liddell, 1969
Kyle Chandler, 1965
Rita Rudner, 1956
Cassandra "Elvira" Peterson, 1951
John Ritter, 1948
David H. Souter, 1974
Ken Kesey, 1935
Maureen Conolly, 1934
Anne Bancroft, 1931
Roddy McDowall, 1928
George Blanda, 1927
Hank Williams Sr., 1923
Chaim Herzog, 1918
Warren E. Burger, 1907
Jerry Colonna, 1904
John Willard Marriot, 1900
Andrew "Rube" Foster, 1879
Baron Friedrich Von Steuben, 1730

Debuting/Premiering Today:

"Home Improvement"(TV), 1991
"Head of the Class"(TV), 1986
"M*A*S*H"(TV), 1972
"McMillan and Wife"(TV), 1971
"Mission: Impossible"(TV), 1966
"Bewitched"(TV), 1964
"The Fugitive"(TV), 1963
"Car 54 Where are You?"(TV), 1961
"Outward Bound"(Play), 1923

Today in History:

The Battle of Thermopylae, fought between 300 Spartans, led by their king, Leonidas, and the Achaemenid Empire begins, BC480
Arabs conquer Alexandria, and destroy its library for the last time, 642
Netherland sailors discover Mauritus, 1598
Massachusetts Bay Colony gets a new charter, 1691
Presidio of San Francisco is founded in New Spain, 1776
US Constitution is adopted by the Philadelphia convention, 1787
Sprinkler system for extinguishing fires is patented by Phillip W. Pratt, 1872
The Wright Flyer flown by Orville Wright, with Lieutenant Thomas Selfridge as passenger, crashes killing Selfridge, who becomes the first airplane fatality, 1908
The first transcontinental airplane flight, from New York to Pasadena, is completed after 82 hours 4 minutes, 1911
The Okeechobee Hurricane strikes southeastern Florida, killing upwards 
of 2,500 people, the third deadliest natural disaster in United States history, behind the Galveston Hurricane of 1900 and the 1906 San Francisco earthquake, 1928
The Canadian steamship SS Noronic burns in Toronto Harbour with the loss of over 118 lives, 1949
Television is first broadcast in Australia, 1956
Malaysia joins the United Nations, 1957
Bangladesh, Grenada and Guinea-Bissau join the United Nations, 1974
The first Space Shuttle, Enterprise, is unveiled by NASA, 1976
The Camp David Accords are signed by Israel and Egypt, 1978
Vanessa Williams becomes the first black Miss America, 1983
Estonia, North Korea, South Korea, Latvia, Lithuania, the Marshall Islands and Micronesia join the United Nations, 1991
The first version of the Linux kernel (0.01) is released to the Internet, 1991
Fourpeaked Mountain in Alaska erupts, marking the first eruption for the long-dormant volcano in at least 10,000 years, 2006
A drill finally reaches the 33 Chilean miners trapped after the Aug. 5 Copiapo mining accident, 2010 


  1. Yep, you're home and life will return to your normal. I'm happy you had a great week, and also for letting me tag along.

    Have a fabulous dose of reality. ☺

  2. your life doesn't slow down for time off.

  3. Your house sounds as chaotic as mine, but truth be told, there's no place like home.

  4. Your house sounds as chaotic as mine, but truth be told, there's no place like home.

  5. Glad you made it home safely. Maybe you'll luck out and be dismissed from jury duty.


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