Carl has talked his work into giving him summer hours.
He's not just a special needs adult in things like communication and functional capacity, he is also quite heat sensitive and his skin breaks out over everything. Working to round up shopping buggies in the parking lot in summer here is an endurance test.
He can only work 4 hours a day, in winter it's generally 8-noon, in summer they've moved him to 7-11am.
This means when i arrive at 6am, he's already up and eating and i have much less time to pack him up and shoo him out the door.
Yesterday, it was pancakes. He was out of syrup, but that's not a problem.
|Who needs pancake syrup when there's cake frosting available?|
When i tried to put away the Wheaties box, i found a surprise.
|You'd expect a Wheaties box to have Wheaties, right?|
|Unless Carl hid the crackers in there.|
He has a new trick with the laundry. When he pulls his shirt off, it's inside out. In all likelihood once he has pulled it off, he gets distracted, then forgets that the shirt is dirty. Because it is now inside out, it looks clean to him and back on a hanger it goes. Yesterday i pulled 3 such shirts off hangers and got them to the washer just in time as the load was starting.
It's in summer that he is most likely to grumble about wanting a different job. The problem would be finding something that would fit his abilities and available hours.
Speaking of summer jobs, how about some funnies.
Have a blessed and beautiful Tuesday, everyone!
Baby Boomer Recognition Day
Father's Day -- Egypt; Jordan; Lebanon; Palestine; Syria; Uganda (always June 21 in these countries)
Go Skateboarding Day -- and break something? leaving this to the young; sponsored by the International Association of Skateboard Companies (IASC)
Martyr's Day -- Togo
National Aboriginal Day / First Nations Day -- NT, Canada
National ASK Day -- prevent gun violence and accidental deaths, ASK if there is an unlocked gun anywhere that your child plays, because Asking Saves Kids!
National Peaches & Cream Day
Reaping Machine Day -- Cyrus McCormick was granted a patent for his mechanical reaper this day in 1834
Solstice -- 09:13 UTC/05:13am EDT (June 20); related observances:
Aimless Wandering Day -- use the extra daylight to wander someplace with nothing particular to do
Anne and Samantha Day -- remembrance for Anne Frank and Samantha Smith, and their contributions to our world
Daylight Appreciation Day -- celebrating the benefits of sunshine
Finally Summer Day/Finally Winter Day
Hump Day -- Tasmania (because it is the shortest in the year, Taswegians today feel they are over the "hump" of winter.)
Inti Raymi -- Inca (festival of the sun god Inti, ongoing);Sacsayhuamán Andes Mountain Natives (winter solstice and New Year festival)
Litha / Yule -- Wicca/Pagan (northern hemisphere / southern hemisphere)
Midnight Sun Baseball Game -- Fairbanks, AK, US (begins promptly at 10:35pm local time, and played without any artificial lights allowed)
Midsomarsblog -- Norse Viking celebrations (time of fishing, trading, and raiding)
Midsummer -- Midsummer Festivals begin -- Juhannus Day in Finland and Midsommar in Denmark and Norway, celebrated over the next several days in many Scandinavian traditions; often this time is also associated with betrayal, as the sunlight begins to decrease, this is when Baldur was betrayed, as well as Sigurd.
Midsummer -- Asatru/Slavic Pagan
Midsummer Baal -- Ancient Celtic Calendar
Polar Bear Swim -- Nome, AK, US (if they can break through the ice!)
Solsticio de Invierno / Ano Nuevo Aymara -- Bolivia (Winter Solstice / Aymara Indiginous People's New Year)
We Tripantu -- Chile (Mapuche natives winter solstice festival)
Wadjet Summer Solstice Ceremony -- Ancient Egyptian Calendar (date approximate, it may have been a multi-day ceremony that began on Midsummer's Eve)
St. Alban's Day (Patron of epileptics, people with hernias; against epilepsy, hernias, kidney stones)
St. Aloysius Gonzanga's Day (Protector of young students, young men; Patron of AIDS care-givers and patients; for relief from pestilence; Castiglione delle Stiviere, Italy; Valmonte, Italy; against sore eyes)
Tiger-Get-By's Third Birthday -- Fairy Calendar
Ulloortuneq -- Greenland (National Day)
World Handshake Day -- no one likes them fishy, and it's not a contest; practice a firm grip and a smile! not to be confused with National Handshake Day, today's sponsor is here
World Music Day -- begun in the UK, now celebrated everywhere
New Hampshire becomes the 9th US State, 1788
Kris Allen, 1985
Prince William (William Arthur Philip Louis), 1982
Juliette Lewis, 1973
Larry Wachowski, 1965
Sammi Davis-Voss, 1964
Doug Savant, 1964
Berkeley Breathed, 1957
Rick Sutcliffe, 1956
Benazir Bhutto, 1953
Nils Lofgren, 1951
Meredith Baxter, 1947
Michael Gross, 1947
Ray Davies, 1944
Mariette Hartley, 1940
Joe Flaherty, 1940
Bernie Kopell, 1933
Maureen Stapleton, 1925
Jane Russell, 1921
Jean-Paul Sartre, 1905
Al Hirschfeld, 1903
Reinhold Niebuhr, 1892
Henry Ossawa Tanner, 1859
Daniel Carter Beard, 1850
Daniel D. Tompkins, 1774
Martha Dandridge Custis Washington, 1731
Increase Mather, 1639
"Die Meistersinger von Nurnberg"(Wagner opera), 1868
Today in History:
Jews are expelled from Nurenberg Bavaria by Emperor Maximillian, 1498
The Incident at Honno-ji takes place in Kyoto, Japan, 1582
In Montreal in New France, a slave known by the French name of Marie-Joseph Angélique is put to death, having been convicted of the arson that destroyed much of the city, 1734
Halifax, Nova Scotia, is founded, 1749
The first Victoria Cross is awarded during the bombardment of Bomarsund in the Åland Islands, 1854
The Royal Canadian Mounted Police fire a volley into a crowd of unemployed war veterans, killing two, during the Winnipeg General Strike, 1919
The first successful west-to-east navigation of Northwest Passage begins at Vancouver, British Columbia, 1940
Columbia Records introduces the long-playing record album in a public demonstration at the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel in New York City, 1948
Ellen Louks Fairclough is sworn in as Canada's first woman Cabinet Minister, 1957
In handing down the decision in Miller v. California 413 US 15, the Supreme Court of the United States establishes the Miller Test for obscenity in U.S. law, 1973
SpaceShipOne becomes the first privately funded spaceplane to achieve spaceflight, 2004
Pluto's newly discovered moons are officially named Nix & Hydra, 2006
Greenland assumes self-rule, 2009
The U.S. officially charges Edward Snowden with espionnage, 2013
New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Arden becomes the second world leader to give birth in office, to a daughter, 2018
Archaeologists announce the discovery near Stonehenge of a large circle of shafts surrounding a village founded around 2500BC, deeming it the largest surviving prehistoric structure in Britain found to date, 2020