As always, i got to Carl's and had to step in it right away. First up, check the washer and dryer to see what he's been up to.
|Paper towel residue. Ugh.|
What he's been up to is washing and drying his clothes with a paper towel in a pocket again, leaving a paper towel explosion in the dryer (and dregs of it in the washer, too, when i looked).
Once that was straight, it was off to strip his bed and get the first load ready when i noticed lights!
All these weeks, the room has been rather dark, and the light bulbs have languished, unused in a drawer.
|Two drawers with bulbs, just waiting.|
|Six bulbs, all dead.|
Now, it's nice and bright in there.
A few moments after i began stripping the bed, Carl came in his room from the big kitchen and said, "They got back from their trip to Serbia!"
Further inquiry turned up the fact that some members of his church had been on a mission trip to Serbia, and he was quite fascinated with their report and stories.
Then, mid-sentence, "Wait, are my snacks ready?" Immediately after saying that, he ran for the bathroom, locked the door, and i heard the shower. Taking this as a cue, i headed to the fridge to see what i could see.
|There's food in there somewhere, i promise.|
A mess, that's what i could see, all hidden. Straightening of said mess resulted in snackage procured, but not packed as he had not yet gotten his cooler out of the car. He got dressed and brought it in.
While we loaded his cooler, i spoke to him about not hanging up his clothes when they're dirty. When your mother tells you to get your clothes off the floor, you don't have to hang them if they are dirty, you can put them in the laundry basket, i told him.
His response was, "Some of them are dirty?"
Oh, well, i tried.
After he'd left for work, i got laundry and cleaning going strong, and then realized i hadn't quite checked his clothes as well as i should have.
He'd left a pen in a pocket and i'd missed it, and thank heaven the back of the ink cartridge didn't come off or we'd have had us a big mess. As it stands, he had only one small stain on a shirt.
|Whew! Not too bad.|
It was in a place that won't show, so i hung it up and he can still use it.
New lesson! If the gas relief tablet bottle (or any other bottle, for that matter) is upside down on a shelf in the medicine cabinet, do not assume it's because it was empty.
|The pills are on the shelf, they spilled when i picked up the then upside down bottle.|
He might have just not remembered he has extra caps when he can't find the original.
Carl has continued to use and abuse the door of his bathroom cabinet, to the point where it finally was hanging by one hinge. Ms. V and i did a removal project.
|No door any more.|
In honor of the ink stains that could have been worse, some funnies.
In honor of the dogs i took care of last week, a few more funnies.
Have a blessed and beautiful week, everyone!
Betty Boop Day -- she debuted in "Dizzy Dishes" on this day in 1930
Book Lover's Day -- internet generated, but if you love books, go sit under a shady tree with a cool drink and indulge!
Carnival Tuesday -- Granada
Clean Out the Kitchen Cupboards Day -- because someone, somewhere, thought it would be a good day to remind us to get rid of the junk in there we haven't seen since last year
Dag der Inheemsen -- Suriname (Indigenous People's Day)
Defense Forces Day -- Zimbabwe
Elvis Week -- Memphis, TN, US (celebrating The King of Rock 'n Roll with lots of special events; through the 17th)
Festival for Sol -- Ancient Roman Calendar
Fox Hill Day -- Nassau, Bahamas (final day of their Emancipation celebrations)
Goblin Ugly Contest -- Fairy Calendar
Independence Day / National Day -- Singapore(1965)
International Day of the World's Indigenous Peoples -- UN
Jesse Owens Day -- the day he became the first American to win 4 gold medals
Nagasaki Day / Moment of Silence -- Japan
National Hand Holding Day -- sponsored by Adrienne Sioux Koopersmith of Chicago
National Rice Pudding Day
National Women's Day -- South Africa
Remembrance for Radbod, King of the Frisians -- Asatru/Norse Pagan
Sister Teresa Benedicta of the Cross' Day (born Edith Stein, killed at Auschwitz; Co-Patron of Europe; Patron of converts, martyrs, those who have lost their parents, World Youth Day)
Smokey the Bear Day -- Smokey first appeared on a U.S. Forest Service poster on this day in 1944
Veep Day -- US (commemoration of the day in 1974 Richard Nixon's resignation let Gerald Ford succeed to the presidency)
Yosakoi Matsuri -- Kochi City, Japan (over 100 groups come up with their own Bon dance and costume and have dance competitions in the streets, through the 12th)
Coronation of Albert II of Belgium, 1993
Eric Bana, 1968
Gillian Anderson, 1968
Delon Sanders, 1967
Hoda Kotb, 1964
Whitney Houston, 1963
Michael Kors, 1959
Amanda Bearse, 1958
Melanie Griffith, 1957
Sam Elliot, 1944
David Steinberg, 1942
Robert Joseph (Bob) Cousy, 1928
P.L. Travers, 1899
Joseph Locke, 1805
Amedeo Avogadro, 1776
John Dryden, 1631
Izaak Walton, 1593
"Béatrice et Bénédict (Beatrice and Benedick)"(Berlioz Opera Comique), 1862
Walden(Thoreau, publication date), 1854
Today in History:
Battle of Pharsalus, in which Julius Caesar defeated Pompey, who fled to Egypt, BC 40
Bulgaria is founded as a Khanate on the south bank of the Danube after defeating the Byzantine armies of Emperor Constantine IV south of the Danube delta, 681
Start of construction of the Tower of Pisa, 1173*
Sistine Chapel opens, 1483
First horses arrive in Hawai'i, 1803
The Webster-Ashburton Treaty is signed, establishing the United States-Canada border east of the Rocky Mountains, 1842
Thoreau's Walden is published, 1854
Thomas Edison receives a patent for a two-way telegraph, 1892
Betty Boop makes her debut in the cartoon, Dizzy Dishes, 1930
Mahatma Gandhi is arrested in Bombay by British forces, launching the Quit India Movement, 1942
The United States Forest Service and the Wartime Advertising Council release posters featuring Smokey Bear for the first time, 1944
Singapore is expelled from Malaysia and becomes the first and only country to date to gain independence unwillingly, 1965
Richard Nixon becomes the first President of the United States to resign from office, 1974
Wayne Gretzky is traded from the Edmonton Oilers to the Los Angeles Kings in one of the most controversial player transactions in ice hockey history, 1988
The Liberal Democratic Party of Japan loses a 38-year hold on national leadership, 1993
Tensions escalate between North and South Korea, when South Korea claims North Korea fired over 100 rounds of artillery into the Sea of Japan, 2010
David Rudisha of Kenya becomes the first athlete at the 2012 Summer Olympics to set a new world track record and secures the 800m gold medal, while Usain Bolt becomes the first person to win the 100m and 200m sprint in back to back Olympics, 2012
Nepal's parliament bans menstruation huts (comes into effect August 2018), 2017
The UN's Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change predicts that humanity can only avoid catastrophic climate damage if all governments of the world act together quickly, 2021
*completed two hundred years later