Tuesday, March 26, 2019

Lugging and Laundry and Loss, a Random and Happy Tuesday Post

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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.  

What were Dr. D and i up to yesterday?  Glad you asked.  We were up to something i was afraid was going to happen from the beginning.

Work on the office has begun, and as i figured, much of what she threw in boxes because she didn't want to look through it first that we hauled up there (my back actually did the hauling) is stuff she now wants to get rid of, pronto.

The trash bin there at the building is now locked.  Since she has the office free on the grace of the family member who owns the building, she does not want to ask for a key.

Result, i am hauling it all back to her house to be disposed of there.

Yes, really!!!

This particular round, it all fit in the trash can and recycle bin, since she is keeping a whole, whole lot.

When i asked her what she thought her children were going to do with all the stuff she is keeping, she said, "Pitch it, I hope."

When i asked her why she didn't pitch it all herself, she said, "That's one of the questions of the ages, and I don't know the answer."

Don't ask me, I don't know, either!

She also sent me to do the laundry at what i call the fancy laundromat.  It has shorter hours than the one i use, is a lot nicer, and the cost reflects the latter.

Dr. D’s house peculiarities include the fact that her washer/dryer stack is on a dolly, and she’s concerned if she washes large loads of sheets and towels that it will walk itself off the dolly and create havoc.  Thus the nice laundromat.

Meanwhile, back at the ol' hacienda, the battle with the tax papers is starting to heat up again.  It's a fight i know i'm going to lose.

from icanhascheezburger.com

Hope you all have a wonderful Tuesday, and avoid stress whenever possible!  (And shhhh!  A Happy Birthday to Bigger Girl, who doesn't like it spread around!)


Today is:

American Diabetes Association Alert Day -- a day to remind people about how serious the illness is, and what the risk factors are     

Ann Arbor Film Festival -- Ann Arbor, MI, US (independent digital, 16mm and 35mm films, including experimental film; through Sunday)

Day to Mourn Victims of Biological Weapons -- commemorates the day they were outlawed in 1975

Einmanudur Month Begins -- Traditional Icelandic Calendar (Lone Month, the month dedicated to young men)
    Yngismannadagur -- Young Men's Day

End of Zimbor-Quattor's Revenge Week and Day of Reconcilliation with All Those Whose Hats Have Been Damaged -- Fairy Calendar

Fiesta del Arbol -- Spain (Tree Festival or Arbor Day)

Independence Day and National Day -- Bangladesh(1971)

Khordad Sal -- Zoroastrian (Birth of the Prophet Zaranhushtra)

Legal Assistants' Day

Make Up Your Own Holiday Day -- Wellcat Holidays, which has made up a bunch, wants you to do the same today!

Martyr's Day / Democracy Day -- Mali

National Nougat Day

Prince Jonah Kuhio Kalanianole Day -- Hawaii, US (Hawaiian Royal who worked to preserve the Hawaiian culture)

Purple Day -- International (supporting epileptics around the world)   

Spinach Day -- on this day in 1937, spinach growers in Crystal City, Texas, erected a statue of Popeye in honor of their favorite veggie

St. Braulio's Day (Patron of Aragon, Spain)

St. William of Norwich's Day (Patron of kidnap and torture victims)

Synaxis of the Archangel Gabriel -- Eastern Orthodox Christianity (celebration of his role is the Annunciation)

Anniversaries Today:

Ricki Lake weds Rob Sussman, 1994
Founding of the University of Utrecht, 1636

Birthdays Today:

Keira Knightley, 1985
Amy Smart, 1976
T.R. Knight, 1973
Josh Lucas, 1972
Leslie Mann, 1972
Kenny Chesney, 1968
John Stockton, 1962
Marcus Allen, 1960
Jennifer Grey, 1960
Catherine Keener, 1960
Leeza Gibbons, 1957
Curtis Sliwa, 1954
Teddy Pendergrass, 1950
Martin Short, 1950
Vicki Lawrence, 1949
Steven Tyler, 1948
Diana Ross, 1944
Bob Woodward, 1943
Erica Jong, 1942
James Caan, 1939
Alan Arkin, 1934
Leonard Nimoy, 1931
Sandra Day O'Connor, 1930
Pierre Boulez, 1925
Tennessee Williams, 1911
Viktor Frankl, 1905
Robert Frost, 1874
Jane Arminda Delano, 1862
Nathaniel Bowditch, 1773

Debuting/Premiering Today:

"Fences"(Play), 1988
"The Young and the Restless"(TV), 1973
"Cannon"(TV), 1971
"Funny Girl"(Musical), 1964
"Die Ehe des Herrn Mississippi/The Marriage of Mr. Mississippi"(Play), 1952

Today in History:

William Caxton prints his translation of Aesop's Fables, 1484
The first British Sunday newspaper is published (British Gazette & Sunday Monitor), 1780
The US Congress orders removal of Indians east of Mississippi to Louisiana, 1804
An earthquake destroys 90% of Caracas, Venezuela, leaves 20,000 dead, 1812
The Book of Mormon is published in Palmyra, NY, 1830
Eastman Film Co manufactures the first commercial motion picture film, 1885
New Delhi replaces Calcutta as capital of British-Indies, 1931
William H. Hastie becomes the first black Federal Judge in the US, in the US Virgin Islands, 1937
Jonas Salk announces the first successful test of his polio vaccine on a small group of adults and children, 1953
East Pakistan declares its independence from Pakistan to form People's Republic of Bangladesh, 1971
Anwar al-Sadat, Menachem Begin and Jimmy Carter sign the Israel-Egypt Peace Treaty in Washington, D.C., 1979
The "Melissa worm" infects Microsoft word processing and e-mail systems around the world, 1999
A jury in Michigan finds Dr. Jack Kevorkian guilty of second-degree murder for administering a lethal injection to a terminally ill man, 1999
The Taiwanese government calls on 1 million Taiwanese to demonstrate in Taipei, in opposition to the Anti-Secession Law of the People's Republic of China, 2005
Richard III of England (1452-1485) is reburied at Leicester Cathedral in England, after being discovered under a carpark in Leicester in 2012, 2015
US, European Union and Ukraine expel more than 100 Russian diplomats in response to Russian use of nerve gas in UK, 2018
The US Federal Trade Commission confirms it will investigate Facebook over privacy concerns, 2018


  1. I have seen these modern laundromats in town. I am still using my own washing machine. Shhhh...happy birthday to your Bigger Girl (whispering....)

  2. Thanks for reminding me I need to go to the laundrette (UK version of laundromat!) today, but not before I've had some spinach topped with a poached egg!

  3. Spinach day. Even though the Owlets all love to watch old Popeye-videos, I'm not sure they would be happy if I served them spinach for dinner. Actually Im sure they would not be happy.
    Thanks for always telling about these many days and jubiles. And a very quiet felicitation to Bigger Girl.

  4. Actually all of that seems very taxing!

  5. I really enjoy your statements about what is going on in your life. It's like I'm right there. You always begin my Tuesday with happiness & those photos are a hoot. See ya Mimi.

    Cruisin Paul

  6. I'd have a tough time with Dr. D. The change your mind thing. Okay, my back couldn't take it either.

    Thank you for joining the Happy Tuesday Blog Hop.

    Have a fabulous Happy Tuesday, my friend. ♥

  7. Huh. I think I would not have had the patience you did with the schlepping of 'stuff'. But, then, I don't have much in the way of patience, anyway... Meh. I do sort of understand about the washer, though, ours bounce around like a kangaroo, so it would fall off of anything it would have been set on. It finally gave up the ghost, however, so maybe the new one won't try to win the Kentucky Derby each washday... Sheesh...


  8. *Bounces. Silly eyeballs...

  9. i have never gotten to use a fancy laundromat. That one is nice enough to do my homework. I wish you a restful weekend and one of these days I will do a grateful...just so busy.

  10. Dr. D reminds me a lot of my mom who I am currently doing something similar with. :) Happy Birthday to your daughter!

  11. Why doesn't she move her washer and dryer off the dolly?

    I'm going through childhood boxes and it's all a mess. I go through it one day and trash a bunch, but it never fails that I have to keep going back through stuff again and again to get rid of more. It's a never ending process. You do feel a lot better when things are cleaned up though.

  12. That sure is a fancy schmancy laundromat!! When I didn't have a washer and dryer, the laundromats I used to have to hang out in were totally slumming it. ;) I wonder why Dr D has her washer and dryer on a dolly? I'd be worried about them 'walking off', too!

    Thanks for the reminder - I really need to buckle down and do a major purge...too many boxes of "I'll go through it later..." stuff cluttering up the place. And I need to gather the paperwork I need for doing our taxes. I better get busy! :)


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