Tuesday, May 10, 2022

Plumbing the Depths, 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 

Carl's parents, Ms. V and Mr. L, are "frugal."  Meaning, you don't call a plumber unless the house is flooding, or you have enough work for a plumber that it's worth what you have to pay for that first hour.

Recently, they decided they had enough work to warrant a plumbing call.  The plumber came, inspected, told them what was needed, and the parts have been ordered to fix everything (and almost every plumbing fixture in both the house and the apartment needs something done).  When the parts come in, he will be back to do it all.

Carl was told to pull everything out from under his bathroom sink so the plumber will have room to work.  He was handed a box.

Can you guess how many items from under the sink actually made it into the box?  If you guessed zero, you're getting to know Carl very well.

All of it was on the bathroom vanity or overflowing from the drawers.  At least, what wasn't on the floor was in the drawers or on the vanity.

The rest of the room wasn't so good, either.  He'd been so distracted by the bathroom that he'd made several messes elsewhere as well.  Not that he needs help.

There were more folded clothes in the dirty clothes bins.

Naturally, when you don't know where to put the dirty socks, put them in the electric razor case.  The case that is supposed to be in that empty box.

The empty box in the closet is what the stuff under the sink was supposed to be in.

The laundry was loads of fun, he'd put some things in the dryer without checking the pockets.

How did the Tums antacid tablets manage to not dissolve in the washer? i asked myself, seeing them in the dryer like this.  Then i realized, he probably hadn't washed those items, just gotten them rained on and so put them straight in the dryer.  Time for a rewash, and the Dustbuster hand vacuum to get all the Tums dust out of the dryer.

By the time i left, of course all the under the sink items were neatly in the box where he can find them if he needs them.  Where will they be by next week?  Your guess is as good as mine, but in the box would not be the right answer.

 Speaking of plumbers...

Loosely translated from Danish, this says,
"Were you giving advice to the plumber again?!"

Have a blessed and beautiful Tuesday, everyone!


Today is:

Clean up Your Room Day -- one of those holidays that no one knows how it got started, but it's a good idea, especially if your house is decorated by teens in "Recently Ransacked" style!

Constitution Day -- Federated States of Micronesia

Golden Spike Day -- finishing the first US Transcontinental Railroad in 1869

Mother's Day -- Belize; El Salvador; Guatemala; Mexico (always May 9 in these countries)

National Shrimp Day

St. Cathal's Day (Patron of blind people, drought relief, epileptics, paralyzed people; Taranto, Italy; against blindness, drought, epilepsy, hernias, paralysis, plagues, storms)

St. Father Damien of Moloka'i's Day (Patron of lepers, outcasts, those with HIV/AIDS; Hawaii)

St. Job the Patriarch's Day (Patron against depression and ulcers)

Trust Your Intuition Day -- practice, and you'll get better at it

World Lupus Day   

Birthdays Today:

Kenan Thompson, 1978

Amanda Borden, 1977

Jason Brooks, 1966

Paul "Bono" Hewson, 1960

Phil and Steve Mahre, 1957

Donovan, 1946

Dave Mason, 1946

Marie-France Pisier, 1944

Judith Jamison, 1943

Gary Owens, 1936

Barbara Taylor Bradford, 1933

Pat Summerall, 1930

Ara Raoul Parseghian, 1923

Nancy Walker, 1922

T. Berry Brazelton, 1918

"Mother" Maybelle Carter, 1909

David O. Selznick, 1902

Fred Astaire, 1899

Max Steiner, 1888

Karl Barth, 1868

George Ross, 1730

Emperor Fushimi of Japan, 1265

Emperor Claudius, 213

Debuting/Premiering Today:

Twister(Film), 1996

"The Rest of the Story"(Radio), 1976

Piano Concerto No. 2 in F major(Shostakovich Op. 102), 1957

Today in History:

The Roman armies under Titus open a full scale assault on Jerusalem, 70

Vienna's church orders all Jews to wear a distinctive garb, 1267

Scottish nobles recognize authority of English king Edward I, 1291

Amerigo Vespucci allegedly leaves on a voyage to the New World, 1497

Christopher Columbus "discovers" the Cayman Islands, 1503

Jacques Cartier visits Newfoundland, 1534

Scottish Protestants under John Knox uprise against queen-mother Mary, 1559

England forcefully annexes Jamaica from Spain, 1655

Benjamin Franklin first tests the lightning rod, 1752

Louis XVI becomes King of France, 1774

The Barbary pirates of Tripoli declare war on the United States of America, 1801

New York City banks fail, and unemployment reaches record levels, 1837

In India, the first war of Independence begins, 1857

The First Transcontinental Railroad, linking the eastern and western United States, is completed at Promontory Summit, Utah (not Promontory Point, Utah) with the golden spike, 1869

Romania  declares itself independent from Turkey, 1877

The Supreme Court of the United States rules in Nix v. Hedden that a tomato is a vegetable, not a fruit, under the Tariff Act of 1883, 1893

The first Mother's Day is observed, 1908

J. Edgar Hoover is appointed Director of the FBI, 1924

First successful launch of a V-2 rocket at White Sands Proving Ground, 1946

Bill Haley & His Comets release "Rock Around the Clock", the first rock and roll record to reach number one on the Billboard charts, 1954

The nuclear submarine USS Triton completes Operation Sandblast, the first underwater circumnavigation of the earth, 1960

The Federated States of Micronesia  becomes self-governing, 1979

François Mitterrand becomes the first Socialist President of France in the French 5th republic, 1981

Nelson Mandela is inaugurated as South Africa's first black president, 1994

Deadliest day on the mountain: a rogue storm on Everest claims 8 lives, including experienced climbers, 1996

The Maeslantkering, a storm surge barrier in the Netherlands that is one of the world's largest moving structures, is opened by Queen Beatrix, 1997

Solicitor General Elena Kagan is the youngest Justice and third woman nominated for the Supreme Court of the United States, 2010

Microsoft announces plans to purchase Skype, 2011

An Indian fertility clinic announces that a 70 year old woman has successfully gave birth to a baby boy, 2016

The United States Geological Survey releases a report saying that some glaciers in Montana have receded by 85% in the last 50 years, 2017

Mahathir Mohamad is sworn in as the seventh Prime Minister of Malaysia, the world's oldest leader at 92, 2018

Taxi service Uber becomes a publicly traded company, 2019


  1. Carl might not make your job easy - but he certainly makes it secure.
    Thanks for the plumbing jokes too.

  2. Great funnies. Plumbers are good for seeking advice from.

    God bless.

  3. Carl can make the best messes of anyone I think. His mind really works in odd ways. Great plumber jokes!

  4. Do I win a prize or only bragging rigths - I was just one off ;) He's just wonderful, that Carl.
    Plumber jokes are fun ;) Thanks. But it's Danish, not German, the translation is A-OK, though.

  5. I love it when you post about whirlwind Carl. I love him and all that he does. Such fun. For all of us and job security for you.

    I loved all the funnies, but "Yeah, that's a captain's log all right" had me rolling on the floor.

    Thank you for joining the Happy Tuesday Blog Hop.

    Have a fabulous Happy Tuesday. Big hug. ♥

  6. Laughed too hard at the Captain's Log. LOL

  7. Carl knows how to keep you busy. Thanks for the funnies. A plumber's job is not easy. Lol!

  8. "Naturally, when you don't know where to put the dirty socks, put them in the electric razor case." 😂

    Oh, that little baby plumber! SO CUTE!

  9. I would run screaming from Carl's place. Love the wading list. :) XO

  10. Carl really is very organized LOL! Those were great funnies, I laughed out loud at Mr. Spock!

  11. The reason a good plumber is so expensive is because he is worth it.

  12. At my house, every day is clean up your room day for my son! LOL Love that plumber win cartoon. Thanks for the laughs because plumbers are usually no joke!

    1. Hey this is Forgetfulone. Don't know why it says anonymous!

  13. Love all the plumber jokes. I hope all the plumbing is soon fixed at Carl's place.

  14. It´s not just plumbers, ewww ;-)

  15. What a 'trip' Carl is ~ they don't pay you enough ~ great plumber jokes ~ Xo

    Wishing you good health, laughter and love in your days,

    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

  16. Good cartoons though I can't understand the completely foreign one


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