Tuesday, July 28, 2020

How Useful Is A Dishwasher and Other Appliance Shenanigans, a Random and Happy Tuesday Post


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 did we do for our anniversary yesterday?  Sweetie ran errands for The Big Boss, and i took Dr. D to NOLA for a funeral in the bad weather.  And managed to get her there and back on time and in one piece in spite of the wrecks on the highways.

Yep, it was kind of a bust in the celebrating department, that will have to wait until payday on Friday.  That’s okay, it’s not the specific day that matters.

Before Dr. D and i left, i tried to get all of the usual cleaning done.  Looking at the pile of dishes in despair, i told her i was going to use the dishwasher.

She said, “Well, it’s rather useless.”

You’re right, i told her, until you unload the clean dishes, it is!

Yes, i unloaded and got it reloaded and run before we had to leave.  No need to place bets on whether it will still have all the clean dishes in it next week.

While she was at the funeral, i went to Grandma and Grandpa’s house and cleaned the fridges, something Grandma told me last week she was hoping i could get to soon.

While i was there, Grandpa said that he sometimes cleans the fridge.  Grandma said, “What, once a year?”

“No, about every 3 months I take a rag and wipe it out.  Of course, I don’t move anything, I just clean around it.”

“Are you afraid to move stuff?”

“No, the only thing I’m afraid of is throwing away something you still want.  That’s why I don’t throw anything away until it’s moving on its own!”

On that note, more of the stuff that Grandma forwards to me:

Have a blessed and beautiful Tuesday, everyone!


Today is:

Buffalo Soldiers Day -- US (as designated by Congress)    

Day of Commemoration of the Great Upheaval a/k/a Expulsion of the Acadians Day -- Canada

Festival of Hedjihotep -- Ancient Egyptian Calendar (goddess of weaving; date approximate)

Imp-Handling Conference -- Fairy Calendar

Independence Day -- Peru(1821)

Liberation Day / Anniversary of the Fall of Fascism -- San Marino

National Milk Chocolate Day

St. Arduinus of Trepino's Day (Patron of Trepino, Italy)

Terry Fox Day -- born in Winnipeg on this date in 1958, he raised $24 million for cancer research by running over 3,000 miles on an artificial leg before his death in 1981 at age 23

World Hepatitis Day -- International   

Anniversaries Today

The first Singing Telegram is delivered, 1933
Henry VIII marries Catherine Howard, 1540

Birthdays Today

Lori Loughlin, 1964
Terrance Stanley "Terry" Fox, 1958
Hugo Chavez, 1954
Sally Struthers, 1948
Linda Kelsey, 1946
Jim Davis, 1945
Rick Wright, 1945
Bill Bradley, 1943
Phil Proctor, 1040
Darryl Hickman, 1931
Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy Onassis, 1929
Jacques Piccard, 1922
Earl Tupper, 1907
Rudy Vallee, 1901
Joe E. Brown, 1892
Beatrix Potter, 1866 
Thomas Heyward, Jr., 1746

Today in History

Thomas Cromwell is executed at the order of Henry VIII of England on charges of treason, 1540
Bermuda is first settled by Europeans, survivors of the English ship Sea Venture en route to Virginia, 1609
Maximilien Robespierre is executed by guillotine in Paris during the French Revolution, 1794
Welsh settlers arrive at Chubut in Argentina, 1865
The 14th Amendment to the Constitution of the United States, guaranteeing due process and establishing citizenship for African Americans is certified, 1868
First flight of the Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress, 1935
The Metropolitan Police Flying Squad foils a bullion robbery in the "Battle of London Airport", 1948
The Tangshan earthquake measuring between 7.8 and 8.2moment magnitude flattens Tangshan, the People's Republic of China, killing 242,769 and injuring 164,851, 1976
Andorra joins the United Nations, 1993
Australian Ian Thorpe becomes the first swimmer to win six gold medals at a single World Championships, 2001
The Provisional Irish Republican Army calls an end to its thirty year long armed campaign in Northern Ireland, 2005
The U-550, a sunken German U-Boat, is discovered off the cost of Massachusetts, 2012
Findings of the earliest evidence of cancer, found in 1.7 million-year-old fossil from Swartkrans Cave, South Africa, are published in "South African Journal of Science", 2015


  1. Had to smile at Grandpa's fridge cleaning method. And why do so many people think a dishwasher will empty itself and put the dishes away?

  2. Lovely photos, Mimi. Thank you.

    God bless.

  3. Some great pics there. Love the one of the farm animal mix, amazing! Hopefully you can celebrate your anniversary this weekend and someone might empty the dishwasher besides you for a change.

  4. It isn't the day indeed. You'll have fun celebrating on Friday, or Saturday.

    Dr. D. is a whirlwind of confusion. I'm glad she has you.

    Love all the funnies. So cute.

    Thank you for joining the Happy Tuesday Blog Hop.

    Have a fabulous Happy Tuesday. ♥

  5. Oh, such cute animal pics. Thanks for the smile!

    Happy Birthday to Jackie O wherever her spirit is, I'll celebrate by drinking a tall glass of chocolate milk.

    Your Grandpa sounds like a wise man :)

  6. It isn't the day it's how you two love each other every day! Thanks for all those darling photos!

  7. the german shepherd is my fave by far....if I had land, trout towne would have dogs !!! ☺☺☺♥♥♥

    hope you get to do something enjoyable for your anniversary date this friday !! ☺☺☺♥♥♥

  8. Those photos were really fun. I hope the Anniversary celebration happens soon for you both!

  9. I've decided I want dishwashing cupboards. You put all your dishes away, put in the soap and press the button. There they wash and there they stay till next time. Hmmm . . . wait a minute. Maybe that's what Dr. D has! ;)

  10. You are a saint for dealing with Dr. D even if you do get paid. I like that rule about waiting until something in the fridge moves on it's own :)

  11. Happy anniversary! We often wait until the weekend too. Oh and payday! You know what day it was and you are such a kind heart. I sure love knowing you. Now I may have to give Jake at State Farm a call while coloring in my color book and cat scanning my feline . Hmmm.maybe I would be copy catting him? Hmmm.... LOL! Oh goodness you make me smile a bunch! Enjoy your celebration and have a beautiful day today. HUGS across the miles.

  12. Your grandma forwards you the best stuff, she's great at keeping us all amused.
    Happy, happy anniversary (no matter when you celebrate it).


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