Tuesday, June 5, 2018

All Things Fowl (Random Tuesday) and Pepe (Tuesday Fun)

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Tuesday means getting random with Stacy Uncorked.

Chicken and duck and quail sitting has presented a few challenges so far.

We had to move their base of operations, so to speak, to the side of the house that is shaded all day long.  The back yard gets full sun for several hours a day and i know Daughter-in-Law Becky does not want to come home to roasted birds.

This means they are on concrete at night when they are in the pen, so we had to go buy a hose and nozzle to spray off the concrete each morning when i refill their baby pool that serves as the ducks’ pond.

Every day we are going out there several times a day to give fresh water and make sure they have feed.  Also i’ve been cutting up grapes to give them.  At first they were skeptical, now they fight over them!

Sweetie and i have had fun learning to get them back in the pen at night.  The only way that seems to work is to gently drop a towel on them one at a time and quickly walk them to the pen, giving them no choice but to go in.  They are generally not happy about it, but so far, none the worse for it.

Today is Pepe's annual visit to the vet.  He doesn't know it yet, but he's due for his shots.

Dr. D was in a great mood yesterday, a mood to get things going.  We got all of the bills prior to 2017 archived, so only the 2017 and 2018 bills are in the active files. 

We've had no luck getting her second phone to work, though.  Much calling of Google and Tracfone has resulted in us figuring out that she set the phone up with a gmail account, but it's not any of the three she currently has active.  We have no clue how to go about finding a gmail account when you can't remember what you called it, so the phone may be history.

After a full day with her, i went and did 3 hours with Ms. JAI.  It's not her week, but she is having company this weekend and she needed the help.  Her bay window is sparkling (and the toilets are clean), so she is happy.

Sweetie and i are already talking about preparations for next week's vacation.  The way my week has stacked up, i will be packing late Friday night and hitting the condo worn out on Saturday.

That's okay, there's a spot available where i like to sit back and examine the insides of my eyelids for cracks, and i intend to make copious use of it.


Tuesday is fun day with Sandee of Comedy Plus.

Pepe, the mildly deformed Chihuahua, is missing his mama.  He is also scared of the cats, since all of them are bigger than he is.  He won’t eat unless i hold the bowl and make sure the mean kitties don’t steal his food!

Hold the food for me!


Today is:

15th Khordad National Uprising -- Iran (1963)

Apple II Day -- the Apple II first went on sale today in 1977
    note that some historians say it went on sale June 10, others say the first models were shipped out that day

Arbor Day -- New Zealand

Festival of Popular Delusions Day -- begun as this was the last day before D-Day that the Germans could delude themselves that they could win; thus a day to question your own assumptions and try to align your beliefs with facts andUIKeyInputUpArrow reality

Grunklovsdag -- Denmark and the Faroe Island (Constitution Day)

Indian Arrival Day -- Suriname (marking the arrival of indentured laborers from the Indian subcontinent)

Judgement Day -- Fairy Calendar (Nosegays)

Liberation Day -- Seychelles

Natalicio de Oblang Nguema Mbasogo -- Equatorial Guinea (President's Day)

National Attitude Day -- if this is really a day to celebrate, try to have a positive one

National Gingerbread Day

National Moonshine Day -- with its own sponsor   

Nones of June -- Ancient Roman Calendar; related observance
    Festival of Semo Sancus -- god of loyalty, honesty and oaths (one of the oldest Roman cults, probably Etruscan or Oscan originally)

St. Boniface's Day (Patron of brewers, file cutters, tailors; Fulda, Germany; Germamy; Saint-Boniface, Manitoba, Canada)

Stevenson Depot Days -- Stevenson, AL, US (bringing back the days when the Iron Horse of the Rails was king of transportation; through Sunday)

World Environment Day -- UN (this year's theme, "Connecting People to Nature")    

Birthdays Today:

Chad Allen, 1974
Mark Wahlberg, 1971
Brian McKnight, 1969
Kenny G, 1956
Jill Biden, 1951
Suze Orman, 1951
Ken Follett, 1949
Spalding Gray, 1941
Margaret Drabble, 1939
Bill Moyers, 1934
Tony Richardson, 1928
Richard Mcclure Scarry, 1919
William "Hopalong Cassidy" Boyd, 1895
Panco Villa, 1878
Adam Smith, 1723 (O.S. Date)
Thomas Chippendale, 1718
Pu Songling, 1640

Today in History:

Traditional date for the sinking of Atlantis, 8498BC
Titus and his Roman legions breach the middle wall of Jerusalem  in the Siege of Jerusalem, 70
Kraków, Poland  receives city  rights, 1257
The first Great Lakes steamer, the Frontenac, is launched, 1817
Houston, Texas is incorporated by the Republic of Texas, 1837
Denmark  becomes a constitutional monarchy, 1849
Harriet Beecher Stowe's anti-slavery serial, Uncle Tom's Cabin or, Life Among the Lowly starts a ten-month run in the National Era abolitionist newspaper, 1851
Denmark  amends its constitution to allow women's suffrage, 1915
Elvis Presley introduces his new single, "Hound Dog", on The Milton Berle Show, scandalizing the audience with his suggestive hip movements, 1956
The first government of the State of Singapore is sworn in, 1959
The Apple II, the first practical personal computer, goes on sale, 1977
Prime Minister of India Indira Gandhi orders an attack on the Golden Temple, the holiest site of the Sikh religion, 1984
A severe heat wave across Pakistan  and India  reaches its peak, as temperatures exceed 50°C (122°F) in the region, 2003
The planet Venus makes its last transit of the 21st century beginning at 22:09 UTC June 5, and ending 4:49 UTC June 6, 2012


  1. It sounds as if you not only need but deserve your vacation. I hope it is wonderful where ever and how ever you spend it.

  2. Mimi,

    You're watching ducks now? You sure are the animal lover, aren't ya? :) Why does Dr. D archive her bills? Does this have something to do with filing taxes? I hope y'all have a good time on vacation. Just relax and have fun! :)

  3. Bet you are looking forward to doing nothing for a while! You have ducks and chickens???

  4. A well deserved time out. I suspect when you re back on the job several clients will have a greater appreciation for all you do.

    Chicken and duck and quail oh my...sounds like a labor of love, at least for a while.

  5. I'm so glad you're going on vacation next week. You're way overdue on some 'me' time.

    Pepe is adorable. Perhaps he's a bit traumatized over all those kitties. Too cute.

    Have a fabulous day, my friend. ♥

  6. Those birds do sound like a lot of work.

  7. I like using today as Apple II Day.
    That gives me five more days to <3 my !

  8. Quail, ducks, chickens, and a dog! Wow! Sounds fun! Hope you have a great vacation next week.