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.
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!
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
Kenan Thompson, 1978
Amanda Borden, 1977
Jason Brooks, 1966
Paul "Bono" Hewson, 1960
Phil and Steve Mahre, 1957
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
"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