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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.
First let me say that when tropical weather hits, it's not funny, and i should know, i've lived through it several times over.
Let me add that we have to laugh so we don't cry, and we do have hurricane parties because otherwise the awfulness is too much.
|Funny but not funny. Laugh anyway.|
Last week, there was a threat from a storm named Gordon. When i left Dr. D's house on Monday, she asked me a bit plaintively to check up on her through the week (her children live out of town).
Wednesday, our third day in a row of no sign of a storm (it never got here), i jokingly texted her on a very sunny afternoon and asked her how she was surviving the tropical weather. We are both still laughing.
As i write this, we are having our every other afternoon monsoon. The day begins beautifully, then clouds start to gather. By around 4pm, some areas will see rain of the downpour variety for a good ten minutes to a half hour. Other areas will get theirs tomorrow. So far, only enough to keep the swamps swampy, which is plenty for me.
|View from the back window during an afternoon monsoon.|
Speaking of Dr. D, she has been after me to help her find someone to sell stuff for her for a commission on eBay. The person has been found, and i will take stuff to church on Sunday for K to look over.
And we got her taxes for 2017 started. Yes, it's late. She doesn't owe anything, so she can file whenever she wants, which is not good. Some people need a deadline.
Speaking of deadlines, a friend has one, and she needs help getting a place ready for the sale this Friday, so i am skipping Ladies Circle today and cleaning two houses. Three jobs tomorrow and two on Thursday, three on Friday, and i think by Saturday afternoon after i finish with Mr. BA i may be ready to sit down a while.
Sweetie got an interesting piece of mail the other day. It told him that he had an old, unused gift card that was going to be turned over to the state unclaimed property office if he didn't send them his name, address, phone number, and include copies of two forms of government issued ID.
Thank you, you can turn it over to the state, we'll get it then.
Hope everyone has a fabulous Tuesday!
Day of Remembrance/Patriot Day/National Day of Service -- US (all flags at half staff)
Discontinued Thoughts Exhibition -- Fairy Calendar
Eleven Days of Global Unity -- Day 1, Unity (sponsored by We, the World)
Emergency Number Day/National 911 Emergency Day -- US
Fiesta Nacional de Cataluna -- Catalonia, Spain (National Day of Catalonia)
Hijra -- Islam (Islamic New Year Begins at the viewing of the new moon crescent, so exact time/date varies by location)
Husker Harvest Days -- Grand Island, NE, US (the largest irrigated working ag show on a permanent site in the US; through Thursday)
Jinnah Day -- Pakistan (Founder's Day)
Libraries Remember Day -- encouraging libraries, which preserve knowledge and heritage, promote tolerance, and represent all that is the antithesis to terrorism, to remain open the entire 24 hours of this day as symbol of freedom, tolerance, and hope
Make Your Bed Day -- make your mom happy!
National Hot Cross Buns Day
Nayrouz -- Coptic Orthodox Church (Coptic new year and day of confessors) related observances
Enkutatash -- Ethiopia
Keddus Johannes -- Eritrea (a/k/a Geez New Year)
No News is Good News Day
Pohnpei Liberation Day -- Micronesia
Queen Paola's Birthday -- Belgium (an official flag day)
Rosh Hashanah -- Judaism (ends today at evening)
Sacrifice to Zeus Epoptes -- Ancient Greek Calendar (date approximate)
St. Sperandea's`Day (Patron of Cingoli, Italy)
St. Vincent of Leon' Day (Patron of Cercemaggiore, Italy)
Teacher's Day -- Argentina
Diocletian New Year
Remembrance of 9/11/2001
Harry Connick, Jr. 1967
Virginia Madsen, 1963
Kristy McNichol, 1962
Amy Madigan, 1951
Donna Lopiano, 1946
Lola Falana, 1943
Tom Dreesen, 1942
Brian DePalma, 1940
Paul "Bear" Bryant, 1913
D.H. Lawrence, 1885
O. Henry, 1862
The Martian(film), 2015
"Little House on the Prairie"(TV), 1974
"The Rookies"(TV), 1972
"The Carol Burnett Show"(TV), 1967
"The Queen's Messenger"(TV, first drama ever broadcast), 1928
Jenny Lind, the "Swedish Nightingale"(first US performance), 1850
Today in History:
Battle of Teutoburg Forest ends, 9
Michimalonko leads indigenous warriors to attack and destroy Santiago, Chile, 1541
Alexander Hamilton is appointed first US Secretary of the Treasury, 1789
The Hope Diamond is stolen along with other French crown jewels when six men break into the house used to store them, 1792
Stephen Foster's well-known song, Oh! Susanna, is first performed at a saloon in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, 1847
Jenny Lind, the "Swedish Nightingale", gives her first US concert, 1850
The Olympia Columbian becomes the first newspaper published north of the Columbia River, 1852
The postal mail chute is patenteted by James Cutler, 1883
Mahatma Gandhi coins the term "Satyagraha" to characterize the Non-Violence movement in South Africa, 1906
The Quebec Bridge's central span collapses, killing 11, 1916
Hurricane Carla strikes the Texas coast as a Category 4 hurricane, the second strongest storm ever to hit the state, 1961
U.S. President Jimmy Carter, President Anwar Sadat of Egypt, and Prime Minister Menachem Begin of Israel meet at Camp David and agree on the Camp David Accords, 1978
Hungary announces that East German refugees there are free to leave for West Germany, 1989
Hurricane Iniki, one of the most damaging hurricanes in United States history, devastates Hawaii, especially the islands of Kauai and Oahu, 1992
September 11 terrorist attacks on the US, 2001
The State of Israel claims completion for its unilateral disengagement from the Gaza Strip, 2005
Russia tests the largest conventional weapon ever, the Father of all bombs, 2007
The U.S. Consulate in Benghazi is attacked by terrorists, 2012
One million march on this state's national day in Barcelona in support of independence for Catalonia, 2017