Tuesday, August 31, 2021

Updates and Funnies, 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 

A big thank you to everyone who has been thinking of us down here in and near the swamps.  Sixteen years to the day after Katrina, we had Ida.

It’s been a crazy ride, as you can imagine.  In our immediate vicinity, we were most blessed indeed.

NOLA is without power, all eight major transmission lines to supply power are down, a transmission tower that spans the Mississippi River and withstood Katrina is now felled. 

They are working on finding ways to provide back-up power for water and sewer service.  My parents have the generator for electricity, but they cannot flush toilets and they are under a boil water order.

The city is using its own back-up generators to run the drainage system and try to help clear the floodwaters out.

Some areas are so flooded that entire neighborhoods are gone, every house with 9-10 feet of water in it.

In our area, about half of us have no power.  We are blessed with a generator, many people have them now.  When you step outside, you hear the roar from all the generators mixed with the cicadas. 

Our specific neighborhood lost only a couple of old trees, and none of them fell in or on houses.  Mostly we lost a few limbs or branches of trees, but where we are, we had more damage after the storm back in April.

Speaking of that storm, our vicinity flooded badly that time.  Two weeks ago, all of the storm drains in our area were cleaned out, including ours that was the most stopped up drain in the neighborhood.  That i can tell, no one here flooded this time.

Cell service is spotty.  In the immediate aftermath, sometimes you could get a text out, sometimes not.  It’s getting better bit by bit.  Our wifi worked great until noon yesterday, and has been out since.  The cellular data came back up finally so i was able to get back online.

 Enough updates, let’s have some fun.

Have a blessed and beautiful day, everyone!


Today is:

Be Kind to Humankind Week Touch a Heart Tuesday 

Day of Solidarity and Freedom -- Poland (Anniversary of the 1980 August Agreement)

Eat Outside Day -- as long as you won't pass out from the heat

Eleusinia Games -- Ancient Greek Calendar (date approximate; 3 days of games with grain as prizes)

Festal Day -- Order of the Eastern Star

Independence Day -- Kyrgyzstan(1991); Malaysia (Hari Kebangsaan/Freedom Day, 1957); Trinidad & Tobago(1962)

International Day of Blogs and Bloggers  

International Overdose Awareness Day -- prevention and remembrance     

Invent A New Sandwich Day -- spread around the internet like good mayo; go ahead, have fun with this

Limba Noastra -- Moldova (Day of Our Language)

Love Litigating Lawyers Day -- yes, G-d tells us to love everybody, even litigation attorneys but He never said doing it would be easy; sponsored by Wellcat Holidays

National Trail Mix Day

St. Raymond Nonnatus' Day (Patron of babies, childbirth, children, expectant mothers, falsely accused people, infants, midwives, newborn babies, obstetricians, and pregnant women; Baltoa, Dominican Republic; against fever)

Birthdays Today:

Jeff Hardy, 1977

Chris Tucker, 1972

Debbie Gibson, 1970

Glenn Tilbrook, 1957

Edwin Corley Moses, 1955

Richard Gere, 1949

Itzhak Perlman, 1945

Van Morrison, 1945

Jack Thompson, 1940

Marva Collins, 1936

Frank Robinson, 1935

James Coburn, 1928

Buddy Hackett, 1924

G.D. Spradlin, 1920

Alan Jay Lerner, 1918

William Saroyan, 1908

William Shawn, 1907

Arthur Godfrey, 1903

Maria Montessori, 1870

Debuting/Premiering Today:

"Alice"(TV), 1976

"The Great Gildersleeve"(Radio), 1941

"The Threepenny Opera/Die Dreigroschenoper"(Play), 1928

Today in History:

Traditional date upon which Ayonwentah (Haiwatha) and Deganawidah (The Great Peacemaker) assist the Iroquois tribes in establishing the Confederation of the Haudenosaunee (Iroquois Confederacy, or League of Five Nations), 1142

Lewis and Clark begin their expedition, 1803

A nuts and bolts machine is patented by Micah Rugg, 1842

The first professional football game is played in Latrobe, Pennsylvania, 1895

Edison patents the Kinetograph, 1897

Mrs. Adolph Landenburg, a horse rider, debuts the split skirt, 1902

Debut of Foghorn Leghorn, 1946

Solidarity Labor Union forms in Poland, 1980

Diana, Princess of Wales, her companion Dodi Al-Fayed and driver Henri Paul die in a car crash in Paris, 1997

Stolen on August 22, 2004, Edvard Munch's famous painting The Scream is recovered in a raid by Norwegian police, 2006

In Sudan, the People's Liberation Army announces it will demobilize its child soldiers by the end of the year, 2010

A 19-year-old Indonesian man is rescued after 49 days at sea on his floating fishing trap, 2018


  1. Thanks for the updates - and for the fun.
    I hope you have seen the worst of this weather event. Stay safe.

  2. Praying that you and yours are safe, Mimi. Take care.

    God bless.

  3. So glad you didn't have too much damage and have a generator to keep things going for you. What a blessing they cleaned those drains recently! Thanks for the funnies too, they are great!

  4. Very happy to hear that you and yours are reasonably unscathed. I've been keeping you in my thoughts.

  5. Glad to know that everyone is safe and things are getting back to normal. Take care and stay safe. Thank you for the funnies.

  6. Mimi,

    I was happy that you popped by yesterday. I was thinking of you on Sunday when Ida hit land. I'm glad to hear your part of the swamp is fairing well this time. What a blessing to have a generator through these difficult times! I was surprised to learn there is no flooding in your neighborhood. I guess the city cleaning out the drain might've been what saved ya'll from being under water, huh? Do take care and be careful. I'm sure it's going to be tricky down your way for a few weeks. Sending hugs and saying prayers for y'all!

  7. I'm so happy that you are OK after that hurricane. I remember about of Katrina because one of my friends were in New Orleans for their wedding anniversary. They were really scared until a new friend had a car to take them out of New Orleans. What they told us was scary and that's why I so worried about you Mimi. I'll keep praying for you all my friend.

    Cruisin Paul

  8. Thanks so much for the update, we've been really worried about you and we're so thankful you are okay.

  9. Happy to hear you were neither flooded or blown off.

  10. I'm glad you're okay. I can't imagine living with these storms that happen each year. Oh wait, we have earthquakes. Prayers for all affected.

    Love all the funnies. Many made me smile.

    Thank you for joining the Happy Tuesday Blog Hop.

    Have a fabulous Happy Tuesday. Love and hugs. ♥

  11. Glad your family is safe. I hope you all get power restored soon. XO

  12. overdose awareness day hits home. so many of my friends have lost children to drugs. it is heartbreaking. as always, your posts make me think. thank you.

  13. glad that for the most part; all seems well at your house; I can't even begin to imagine what everyone is going through...hoping that the help that is arriving isn't stymied in any way ~~~♥♥♥

  14. I know your area has been hit hard, I've been watching it unfold on the news. I'm grateful to hear that you're OK.

  15. I hope things continue to improve there, Mimi. Thanks for the funnies.

  16. Grateful to the Good Lord to hear you are ok. Many prayers for the areas so hard hit. Many prayers for oyur loved ones too. You made us smile with the funnies. A gal I know in Baton Rouge faired ok but a few years ago their home was ravaged. Grateful for those who fared well. Praying for all others. Life is hard. We have to pray without ceasing. Take care.

  17. I'm glad you are OK, I love that sign! Lovely first step story, well done!

  18. So glad you are safe and not too much damage ~ fun LOL photos and captions ~ Xo

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