Tuesday, November 27, 2018

Roller Coaster Ride for Random and Happy 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.  

First, my apologies if i'm still behind on blogs.  In fact, i may have to simply pick up with what is current.  The ride got wilder and crazier.

The electrician, Mr. MG, came by and put in a new, stronger breaker to replace the one that was tripping up.  That worked for all of a day.

He came back on Monday, went over everything with a fine tooth comb, and came up with a plan, which he is supposed to execute today.  A few hours after he left yesterday, the electricity to the whole house went out!

When i drove up, after a day of adventure with Dr. D and Ms. JAI calling last minute, near to sunset, the temps falling, no electricity in the house, i was close to panic.

Mr. MG came back and got it all back on, and will still be back today, and no extra charge for the extra visit. 

We are still trying to figure out why the lights flicker in one part of the house.  The only thing left on that circuit that might be causing it is the electric water heater that supplies the kitchen sink.  If it's the culprit, we will no longer have hot water at the sink.

As i've told Sweetie, we can boil water for washing dishes, women have done it for generations, and at least we don't have to haul it in from the well at the end of town.

Not us, not by a long shot.

Ms. JAI is back in town and needed help with cleaning the bathrooms as well as figuring out how to get her new credit card activated.  The first she pays me for, the second, not so much.  Only for a friend do i fight with those things, and when i fight them, i usually win.  Her card is working.

Dr. D was in "I am going to get an appointment" mode, too.  She was getting nowhere, so she handed the phone to me.  Once i got the appointment desk on the phone and i told the nice lady i was Dr. D's assistant and would be handling the scheduling, it was done in about a minute.  When they think you are a doctor and have an assistant to do things for you, it works.

Anyway, this means Dr. D will be out of town next week having her procedure done to relieve her lumbar/hip pain and i will be cat-sitting.  Cest-trois and Josephine will not be pleased, but they will have food.

That's about it for now, i hope everyone has a fabulous Tuesday!


Today is:

Anniversary of Cerro de Pasco -- Peru (founding of the city and its silver mine)

Bargle Day -- Fairy Calendar (a fairy day with no human equivalent)

Electric Guitar Day -- birth anniversary of Jimi Hendrix

Feast of Ullr and Skadi -- Asatru/Norse Pagan (celebrating craftsmen)

Freckle Pride Day -- show your spots, you are beautiful!

Giving Tuesday -- after celebrating Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, and Cyber Monday, be part of the international giving movement    

Get the Giggles and Give One Away Day -- internet generated, and great if your a preteen girl

Khoiak Ceremonies -- Ancient Egyptian Calendar (ceremonies surrounding the stories of the death of Osiris, date approximate)

Lancashire Day -- Lancashire, England (celebrating their first elected representative in Parliament in 1295)

Maaverar Naal -- Tamil Eelam, Sri Lanka (Tamil Heroes' Day)

National Bavarian Cream Pie Day

Pie in the Face Day -- internet generated, and supposed to be a virtual one, so no mess to clean

Pins and Needles Day -- celebrating the 1937 opening of the Pins and Needles Music Revue

St. James Intercisus' Day (Patron of lost vocations, torture victims)

St. Virgilius of Salzburg's Day (Patron of Salzburg, Austria; Slovenes)

Strange Names Day -- in honor of all the celebrity -- and other -- kids with "unique" names; sponsored the last Tuesday in November by Marlar in the Morning at 101QFL in Rockford, IL, US

Anniversaries Today:

William Shakespeare marries Anne Hathaway, 1582

Birthdays Today:

Jaleel White, 1976
Samantha Harris, 1973
Brooke Langton, 1970
Robin Givens, 1964
Fisher Stevens, 1963
Caroline Kennedy, 1957
Rick Rockwell, 1956
Kathryn Bigelow, 1951
Jimi Hendrix, 1942
Eddie Rabbit, 1941
Bruce Lee, 1940
Gail Henion Sheehy, 1937
Alexander Dubcek, 1921
"Buffalo" Bob Smith, 1917
Chick Hearn, 1916
James Agee, 1909
L. Sprague de Camp, 1907
Forrest Shaklee, 1894
Chaim Weizmann, 1874
Charles A. Beard, 1874
Bat Masterson, 1853
Robert R. Livingston, 1746 (O.S. date)
Anders Celcius, 1701
Emperor Xiaozong of China, 1127

Debuting/Premiering Today:

"Magical Mystery Tour"(Beatles album release), 1967
"Never Too Late"(Play), 1962
"The Dinah Shore Show"(TV), 1951

Today in History:

The first elected representatives from Lancashire were called to Westminster by King Edward I to attend what later became known as "The Model Parliament", 1295
The first Eddystone Lighthouse is destroyed in the Great Storm of 1703
The Portuguese Royal Family leaves Lisbon to escape from Napoleonic troops, 1807
Adoption of Constitution of the Kingdom of Poland, 1815
NY Times dubs baseball "The National Game", 1870
Alfred Nobel establishes the Nobel Prize, 1895
In New York City, the first Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade is held, 1924
The Soviet space program's Mars 2 orbiter releases a descent module; it crashes, but still becomes the first man-made object to be on Mars, 1971
The left-wing Labour Party takes control of the New Zealand government with leader Helen Clark becoming the first elected female Prime Minister in New Zealand's history, 1999
A hydrogen atmosphere is discovered on the extrasolar planet Osiris by the Hubble Space Telescope, the first atmosphere detected on an extrasolar planet, 2001
The Canadian House of Commons endorses Prime Minister Stephen Harper's motion to declare Quebec a nation within a unified Canada, 2006
Icelanders vote for their own constitution after using a modified Danish constitution for 66 years, 2010
The Nissan Leaf self-driving car completes its first test in Japan, on the Sagami Expressway, 2013


  1. I hope your electrical woes can be resolved. Quickly.
    And am reminded just how lucky your clients are to have you in the corner.

  2. Oh, how I hate those phases where it's a rotating door to fresh hell... I really, really hope the end is reached soon!

  3. I can imagine how panic I will be if the electricity is off. I hate the dark :))

  4. I fear something like this is trying to happen in my home. For no reason the lights in my bedroom fan are hissing at me.

  5. Electrical problems are such a pain but I hope execute really doesn't come into play!

  6. oh my gosh I sure hope the electricity gets fixed without losing hot water in the kitchen! And whew you are one busy energized woman! Take care and have a great day!

  7. Electrical problems scare me. I have a large home. One side of the house is weird when it comes electicity. We are still trying to figure where the problems are at. See ya Mimi.

    Cruisin Paul

  8. Oh do hope you have your electrical situation straightened out ~ no fun ~ and what a gem you are dealing with all you are dealing with in your life ~ Sending lots of energy healing hugs to you ~

    Happy Day to you,
    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

  9. I love how you always see the positive side of things :) I hope your electricity gets straightened out soon.

  10. Oh nothing worse than having no heat when it's cold outside or no air conditioning when it's triple digits. I hope this gets resolved today.

    You are ever so busy. I say mark everything as read and start over tomorrow. It will take the stress off. I've done it and it's a good thing.

    Have a fabulous day, my friend. ♥

  11. My husband is super handy, but he's not good with electrical problems so we're at the mercy of electricians. I hope you get your problems resolved soon.

    BTW I hope your clients know how fortunate they are to have you resolving so many of their problems. If they don't already know, feel free to forward this comment to them.

  12. Oh no, that sounds stressful. Electrical problems are never fun. I hope the water heater is OK - cause boiling water would be no fun.

  13. Well that doesn't sound like fun at all. Hope it all gets fixed really soon. Such cute pictures of the kittens. Hae a good rest of the week.

  14. You live a hectic domestic lifestyle, but it would seem you are a very capable domestic person.a problem solver.contented.

  15. Do the cats not like you?

    You making the appointments for Dr. D reminded me I needed to make an apple appointment to replace my phone battery. Thanks! :)

    Sorry you've been having problems with the electricity going out. This is definitely a bad time of year for that. Or at least a cold time of year. Hopefully it gets fixed soon.

  16. I have so been there - get so behind you feel like you're swimming upstream, and it's better/easier/retains what's left of your sanity to just pick up what's current. ;)

    Your electrical issues sound scary! Hope they got resolved - glad the electrical dude didn't charge you for the extra visit (I would have been peeved if he did). :) We have an issue with our front porch light - when it's on, the lights in the living room and dining room flicker. One of these days either the hubby will replace the switch with the new technology one I bought, or I'll get tired of waiting for him to do it and do it myself...heh!!

    Hope you're having fun with the kitty sitting! :)