Tuesday, August 2, 2016

A "New" Car Tuesday

We made it through Dallas with only one small error requiring an about face.  Turned out that Carmen the Garmin needed to be updated, which has been done.  That's what happens when there is construction.

Back at the ol' hacienda, it turned out that #1 Son had been busy.  Did i mention he totaled his car making a delivery for work?  He was very upset, his chest was hurting badly from the airbag, he had enough cuts and contusions that they had wanted to take him to the hospital, but he wouldn't go.  This was all on the day before we left for Oklahoma, just as we were heading out to pick up a rental car for our travel.

While we were gone, he used Humphrey the Honda to get to work, but we weren't sure what was going to happen once we had to turn the rental in and Sweetie needed the car.  It turned out #1 Son had full coverage, and was given a check for the totaled vehicle.  He scouted around among friends, and found someone who would sell him a car at a great price.  It's one of his former room mates who has taken great care of it and wants to sell the car so as to buy himself a truck.

The purchase of the car happens today, so we have kept the rental until today so everyone had transportation.  This afternoon we turn the rental in, and later in the day, after they are all off of work, one of us will take #1 Son out to the friend's house to complete the transaction.

Meanwhile, "Mom, I'm going to see Abby.  She's being Abby, so I might kill her.  If I'm not back in three hours, assume I took a life and am now in some kind of a program to hide me from the law."

Bigger Girl is always talking about killing Abby, but not really.  

Today is:

August Tuesday / Culturama -- St. Kitts and Nevis

Carnival Tuesday -- Antigua and Barbuda (Last Lap Jump Up)

Day of the Airborne Forces -- Russia; Ukraine

Day of Azerbaijani Cinema -- Azerbaijan (anniversary of the 1898 showing of the first motion pictures taken in Azerbaijan)

Distribution of Charity Monies -- Fairy Calendar (Imps only)

Festival of Amen and Hapi -- Ancient Egyptian Calendar (offerings to the god of transcendent powers and the god of the Nile to assure the flooding of the Nile; date approximate)

Festival Tuesday -- British Virgin Islands

Hot August Nights -- Reno, NV, US (celebrate cars and music of the 50's and 60's at the largest  classic car and nostalgia event in the United States; through Sunday)

Lincoln Penny Day -- US (the Lincoln Cent entered circulation on this day in 1909, and is one of the longest running coins in continual production in history)

     Take a Penny/Leave a Penny Day -- if the US is really determined to keep the littlest coins, the least we can do is pool them together in the trays so conveniently found in stores and restaurants

Make Some Old Fashioned Lemonade Day

National Ice Cream Sandwich Day

National Night Out -- US (sponsored by National Association of Town Watch, to heighten crime and drug prevention awareness) 

Nuestra Senora de los Angeles -- Costa Rica (Feast of Our Lady of the Angels)

Shimizu Minato Matsuri -- Shimizu City, Japan (through the 4th, commemorates the reopening of Shimizu Port to international trade)

St. Elias' Day (Elijah the Prophet)  related observance
     Iliden -- Bosnia-Herzegovina; Ukraine; other Slavic countries where he is titled St. Ilia 
     Republic Day -- Macedonia

St. Eusebius of Vercelli's Day (Patron of Vercelli, Italy)

South Mountain Fair -- Arendtsville, PA, US (celebrating agriculture, arts, crafts, and industry; through Saturday)

Anniversary Today:

The first US Census is recorded, 1790

Birthdays Today:

Edward Furlong, 1977
Michael Weiss, 1976
Sam Worthington, 1976
Mary-Louise Parker, 1964
Victoria Jackson, 1959
Butch Patrick, 1953
Kathryn Harrold, 1950
James Fallows, 1949
Joanna Cassidy, 1944
Wes Craven, 1939
Lamar Hunt, 1932
Peter O'Toole, 1932
James Baldwin, 1924
Carroll O'Connor, 1924
Myrna Loy, 1905
Jack L. Warner, 1892
Elisha Gray, 1835
Pierre "Peter" Charles L'Enfant, 1754

Today in History:

Philip II of Macedon leads his army to defeat the combined forces of Athens and Thebes in the Battle of Chaeronea, which secured Macedonian hegemony in Greece and the Aegean, BC338
Hannibal leads his Corinthian army to defeat the superior forces of Rome, BC216
Henry Hudson sails into what it is now known as Hudson Bay, thinking he had made it through the Northwest Passage and reached the Pacific Ocean, 1610
First United States Census, 1790
First parachute jump in the US, 1819
Japan's samurai, farmer, artisan, merchant class system is abolished as part of the Meiji Restoration reforms, 1869
Tower Subway, the world's first underground tube railway, opens in London, 1870
Andrew Hallidie tests the first cable car system in San Francisco, 1873
Wild Bill Hickok meets his death; shot in the back while playing poker, the legend says his hand was a pair of Aces and a pair of eights, which is now called "Dead Man's Hand", 1876
Calamity Jane (Martha Jane Cannary) dies, 1903
Typhoon in China kills about 60,000, 1922
The positron (antiparticle of the electron) is discovered by Carl D. Anderson, 1932
Pakistan is re-admitted back into the Commonwealth of Nations, 1989
Iraq invades Kuwait, setting the stage for the Gulf War, 1990
Two previously unknown works by Mozart - a concerto movement and a prelude, are performed in Salzburg, Austria, 2009
The U.S. Government estimates the Deepwater Horizon oil spill dumped nearly 5 million barrels of oil into the Gulf of Mexico, 2010


  1. glad you made it back without too much issue. and good luck to #1 son on his new veh, and good luck to abby, too. ;)

  2. I'm sorry that #1 son was in an accident. He still should gone to the hospital to be checked up. He was probably very sore the next day. usually the pain doesn't begin until the next day.
    Oh well life goes on thank goodness. God was with him that morning. Have a great Tuesday Mimi. See ya.

    Cruisin Paul

  3. Sounds like that airbag may have saved his life!

  4. I hope your son is feeling better. At least the airbag did its job.

    You have the most interesting car stories. It seems to be something you talk about often.

    I'm sure Abby will be fine, but your daughter will probably tell her what for.

    Have a fabulous day. ☺

  5. Dear, dear...who or what is Abby? Glad your trip was uninterrupted. Hope you had a great time and you seem to be having a month of luck with the car sale showing up just in time.

  6. Glad to hear #1 Son is okay. Having an airbag deploy on you has to be traumatic.

  7. Glad to see alls well. Hate those car woes, accidental or otherwise.


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