Tuesday, September 4, 2018

Complications, Rain, Retirement and More, a Happy and Random Tuesday

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It's time once again for a random and happy Tuesday, linking up with Stacy's Random Thoughts at Stacy Uncorked and Sandee at Comedy Plus.  

#1 Son has been having phone trouble again.  We had made all the arrangements to get him over to the repair place when he decided to see if maybe the problem was his charge cord instead of the receptacle in the phone (he's had a lot of trouble with it getting plugged up and needing to be cleaned).

Bingo, a short walk to a local store, a $5 charge cord, and he was back in business.  

It's so nice when things work out that way, we have enough complicated problems here.

The weather people have been having a high old time trying to scare us out of countenance about the "tropical weather."  To hear them tell it, yesterday we should have all floated away again.  Instead we had three or four short showers.

Of course, that's on top of the fact that it's been raining a bit almost every afternoon, so we are quite well tanked up, thankyouverymuch.  #2 Son says the new pump he installed is standing by, he can get it going at any time.  We hope not to need it.

We hope this is the only emergency preparedness we ever need!

The Big Boss called from his vacation spot, they are in the mountains and they are cold.  Somehow i'm having a difficult time feeling sorry for them.  Sweetie told him flat out to go buy themselves coats and hot cocoa.  The Big Boss may be his former employer, and may pay him sometimes now to house-sit, water plants, and run errands, but sometimes Sweetie is not always as deferentially reverent to him as before.

Labor Day was as usual, i labored.  Dr. D and i got more things moved to her office, and she is setting aside stuff to sell on Ebay.  There's a friend at church who has an Ebay business, and i am hoping she will buy the stuff from Dr. D at a discount and then sell it herself.  

Ms. JAI actually let me work a whole two hours at her house yesterday, too.  She won't allow more than that, it costs too much (and i give her a discount).  Can we say "frugal"?

Have a great Tuesday, everyone!


Today is:

Animals' Day -- Curacao

Another Look Unlimited Day -- sponsored by Envira Myntyl, a day to look around and see what you don't need and can donate to charity, to lessen the flow to landfills

Ceremony of Transformation through Anubis -- Ancient Egyptian Calendar (date approximate)

Concordia Fall Festival -- Concordia, MO (celebrating agriculture and the German heritage of the area; through Saturday)

Eat An Extra Dessert Day -- internet generated, you have the WWW's permission to indulge today
    note that some sites also list this day, instead of July 7, as World Chocolate Day, so celebrate either one!

Immigrant's Day -- Argentina

Ludi Romani -- Ancient Roman Calendar (through the 19th; a festival to Jupiter Optimus Maximus, also called Circensian games)

National Boss/Employee Exchange Day -- US (or anyone else who wants to foster understanding between bosses and employees, trade places for a day and see how the other half lives!)

National Macadamia Nut Day

National Wildlife Day -- US     

Newspaper Carrier Day -- US (anniversary of Benjamin Day, publisher of the New York Sun, hiring Barney Flaherty as the first newspaper carrier in 1833)

Play Days -- sponsored by the HUMOR Project, add humor to your life; through Saturday    

South Carolina Apple Festival -- Westminster, SC, US (through Saturday)

St. Ida of Herzfeld's Day (Patron of brides, widows)

St. Rose of Viterbo's Festival -- Viterbo, Italy (actual feast day of the saint is March 6)

Anniversaries Today:

Ford Motor Company introduces The Edsel, 1957

Birthdays Today:

Beyonce Knowles, 1981
Ione Skye, 1970
Mike Piazza, 1968
Damon Wayans, 1960
Judith Ivey, 1951
Tom Watson, 1949
Jennifer Salt, 1944
Mitzi Gaynor, 1930
Dick York, 1928
Paul Harvey, 1918
Henry Ford II, 1917
Richard Wright, 1908
Nigel Bruce, 1895
Daniel Hudson Burnham, 1846
Anton Bruckner, 1824
François-René, vicomte de Chateaubriand, 1768

Debuting/Premiering Today:

"Captain Midnight"(TV), 1954
"Beetle Bailey"(Comic strip), 1950
"London Calling"(Musical revue), 1923
"Adonis"(Burlesque musical), 1884

Today in History:

Romulus Augustulus, the last Roman emperor in the West, is formally deposed, 476
Edmund Halley, English astronomer, first observes the comet that now bears his name, 1682
The City of Los Angeles is founded in Bahia de las Fumas (Valley of Smokes), 1781
Robert Fulton begins operating his steamboat, 1807
Barney Flahery, age 10, is hired to be the first newsboy, by the NY Sun, 1833
Although he had demonstrated their use before, the first major lighting with electricity comes online as 400 bulbs are lit in offices on Spruce, Wall, Nassau, and Pearl streets in lower Manhattan by Thomas Edison, 1882
The last major US-Indian war ends with the surrender of Apache Chief Geronimo, 1886
George Eastman patents the first roll-film cameral and registers the trademark name "Kodak", 1888
Beatrix Potter first tells the story of Peter Rabbit, 1893
Comic strip "Beetle Bailey" first appears, 1950
The Ford Motor Company introduces the Edsel, 1957
Mark Spitz becomes the first competitor to win seven medals at a single Olympic Games, 1972
Google is founded by Larry Page and Sergey Brin, two students at Stanford University, 1998
A 7.1 earthquake strikes the South Island of New Zealand, causing widespread damage, 2010
Scientists announce the creation of a 'magic carpet' using optical fibers to help prevent elderly people from falling by detecting when unusual footsteps are taken and giving them a warning, 2013
Archaeological remains of a Viking fortress from the 900s, the Vallø Borgring, are discovered in Denmark, 2014 


  1. Glad that your son's phone problems could be so easily (and economically) fixed.
    Feel free to send some of your rain. We have just had our driest winter in twenty-four years. And winter is when we get most of our rain.

  2. Complicated issues sometimes turn out to be simple ones. Good that it is only a cord issue for your son's phone problem. I agree with the "I am retired!" That is the good thing about being retired!

  3. As I happen to have a leftover half a rhubarb pie kicking around in my fridge, I'm very glad to hear of Eat an Extra Dessert Day.
    (If it didn't exist, I'd be inventing it!)

  4. You know Mimi, I've never had a cell phone in my life. Can you believe that? Well it's true. My wife has one but we both don't know how to use it. One day it started to ring and neither one of use knew how to open it. We both looked at each other and laughed.
    Isn't it wet where you are at? Galveston I guess is loaded with water. I saw a video of people walking to get their cruise ship and they were walking in water. That's not my type of cruising.
    See ya my friend.

    Cruisin Paul

  5. I can't feel sorry for the big boss either. Buy some coats and hot chocolate. I laughed out loud.

    Have a fabulous Happy Tuesday. ♥

  6. I would love to be in the mountains and cold :)

  7. Yeah....buy some warm stuff and sip hot cocoa...sounds good to me! Silly people...stop complaining and figure out a solution! DUH! Hugs Mimi

  8. Mimi,

    I know what you mean, it's hard to feel bad for anyone who's vacationing in a cooler climate. That's one reason why we like to frequent the mountains. It's generally a lot cooler in the upper elevations. We did make one trip to the western North Carolina mountains last Friday it felt good by the time the evening rolled around but it wasn't chilly. I'm actually looking forward to being too cool for short sleeves and need a jacket. :) Our forecast is expected to stay around 90º this week and I think we'll be out of this range until next summer. It's expected to cool down to the mid-80s beginning this Sunday. It's a small change but it'll feel nice. You won't hear any complaints out of me. :) I hope y'all don't get hit too hard by Gordon. Be safe, saying prayers for y'all!

  9. Since I'm retired I believe I can indulge in Extra Dessert day almost every day! Have a blessed week.


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