You know it's been a rough week when Carl runs out of underwear -- he has 16+ pair (two weeks worth plus a few spares).
He is in luck, though. His parents are celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary this weekend, we've been invited, and there are relatives coming in town. Because of that, and because they aren't going out of town on a vacation again this year, Carl asked for and got most of the next 3 weeks off.
Yes, i have to clean with him there. No, it's not that much trouble, i just shoo him to the sleep chair in the library.
When i went in yesterday, he was still in that chair, and Mr. L was having breakfast. When i asked if Carl had work, Mr. L said, "No, he's off for a bit." Carl looked over at me and said, "I get vacation!" then he closed his eyes and had the most angelic smile on his face. He was blissful as he drifted back off to sleep. He’s going to be vegetating happily for days.
Last week, he'd talked to me about a friend's pool party. "I don't know if they're serving supper or if we're all just bringing snacks." No matter what else happened, i'm guessing it was a good time.
|Balloons, the sign of a good party.|
Also, i found spent glow sticks, even better sign.
Also last week, he'd misplaced his phone again. He found it, under the seat of the car. "But it's not synced with the clocks at work!" he told me later when he got up to brush his teeth and have a snack before going back to nap more.
Meanwhile i found hangers everywhere, and very little in the dirty clothes basket.
|There's a pile of hangers up there.|
|That's not much, considering there was nothing hanging in his closet.|
Some were in the dryer, and some, unwashed, in the washer. While playing the "are these dirty" game with what i did find in various places, my most helpful tool, besides the infamous sniff test, is the "is it folded" question.
If it's still folded, it's a good bet it wasn't used.
While taking the dirty clothes out of the washer to sort them before washing, i found more concrete evidence of why his parents bought a commercial heavy duty (laundromat quality) washer and dryer.
|keychain and button battery found in the washer|
There's always something fun to muse over at Carl's. This time, it was this.
It's not easy to tell, but the new, small TV, right next to plug on the right, is plugged in to to the socket on the left, while the lamp, on the nightstand at the left, is plugged into the socket at the far right. To do that, he had to unplug the lamp. No, i don't pretend to know why.
After i was done with Carl's apartment at the back of the house, it was time to do some extra cleaning in the rest of the house because, as noted earlier, company's coming! Sweetie came to helped, and the list got longer and longer. Of course, the screens have to come off the windows and be cleaned as well as cleaning the windows! Company’s coming, you know. Oh, and spot treat all the rug stains, too, if you don’t mind.
It's all good, and the house is as ready as i can get it. Ms. V knows she has to keep up with Carl between now and her guests' arrival.
How about some houseguest and visitor funnies.
Have a blessed and beautiful day, everyone!
Black Ribbon Day -- Estonia; Latvia; Lithuania
European Day of Remembrance for Victims of Stalinism and Nazism -- European Union
Flag Day -- Ukraine
Great Feast of the Netjeru (all gods and goddesses) -- Ancient Egyptian Calendar (date approximate)
Health Unit Coordinator Day -- US (National Association of Health Unit Coordinators, Inc.)
International Day for the Remembrance of the Slave Trade and Its Abolition
National Spongecake Day
Nemeseia -- Ancient Greek Calendar (local festival to the goddess Nemesis, date approximate)
Ride the Wind Day -- internet generated, a day to get out and ride with the wind in your hair, in whatever transport you choose, or fly a kite
Sento Kuyo -- Nenbutsu-Ji Temple, Adashino, Kyoto, Japan (memorial service for graves that no longer have families to tend them; through tomorrow)
St. Eoghan's Day (Patron of Derry, Ireland)
St. Rose of Lima's Day (Patron of embroiderers, florists, gardeners, needle workers, people ridiculed for piety; The Americas/The New World, especially Central and South America, Latin America, Peru, and the West Indies; Lima, Peru; Philippines, Santa Rosa, CA, US; Villareal Samar, Philippines; against vanity)
Tvímánuðr -- Traditional Icelandic Calendar (the name means "Double Month", and the origin is uncertain; perhaps because winter is coming and it's time to double up on the preparations)
Valentino Memorial Service -- Hollywood Cathedral Museum, Hollywood Forever Cemetery, Los Angeles, CA, US (annually since 1927, a memorial service celebrating Rudolph Valentino on the anniversary of his death)
Vertumnalia -- Ancient Roman Calendar (in honor of Vertumnus and Pomona)
Vulcanalia -- Ancient Roman Calendar (festival to the god of fire)
Kobe Bryant, 1978
Jay Mohr, 1970
River Phoenix, 1970
Queen Noor of Jordan, 1951
Rick Springfield, 1949
Shelley Long, 1949
Antonia Novello, 1944
Patricia McBride, 1942
Richard Sanders, 1940
Tony Bill, 1940
Barbara Eden, 1934
Sonny Jurgensen, 1934
Mark Russel, 1932
Vera Miles, 1930
Gene Kelly, 1912
Edgar Lee Masters, 1868
Navy Commodore Oliver Hazard Perry, 1785
Louis XVI, 1754
"She Loves You"(Beatles single release date), 1963
"The Bat"(Mystery play), 1930
"Gasoline Alley"(as a daily comic strip), 1919
Today in History:
On the feast of Vulcan, Roman god of fire, Mt. Vesuvius begins to rumble, 79
Visigoths storm Rome, 410
Edward I executes William Wallace, Scottish patriot, for high treason, 1305
French explorer Jacques Cartier lands near Quebec City in his third voyage to Canada, 1541
Rabbi Joseph Caro completes his commentary of Tur Code, 1542
The St. Bartholomew's Day massacre of Huguenots in Paris begins, 1572
The first one-way streets open in London, 1617
Steamship service begins on the Great Lakes, 1818
Great Britain abolishes slavery in the colonies, 700,000 slaves are freed, 1833
Automobile tire chain is patented, 1904
The World Council of Churches is formed, 1948
Lunar Orbiter I takes the first picture of Earth from the Moon's orbit, 1966
Bryan Allan, in a Gossamer Condor, completes the first man-powered flight of one mile, 1977
Soviet dancer Alexander Godunov defects to the US, 1979
Hans Tiedge, top counter-spy of West Germany, defects to East Germany, 1985
Hungary opens the Iron Curtain and allows thousands of East Germans through to West Germany, 1989
West Germany and East Germany announce that they will unite on Oct. 3, 1990
The remains of Anastasia and Alexei, rumored to have survived the 1917 assassination of the Russian Czar and his family, are found, 2007
Heavy winds knock down the Anne Frank tree in Amsterdam, breaking off approximately one meter above the ground, 2010
Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi is overthrown, 2011
Lance Armstrong, the seven-time Tour de France winner, announces he will not contest the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency charges of doping, a result of which will include being stripped of all of his tour de France victories, 2012
Libya's ruins of Cyrene, a World Heritage Site near Shahhat, is damaged by real estate developers, 2013
Destruction by ISIS of the first century AD temple of Baalshamin in the ancient ruins of Palmyra is confirmed by Syrian officials, 2015
The world's driest place, the Atacama desert in Chile, blooms after an unexpected rainfall, 2017
Russia launches the first floating nuclear power station, the Akademik Lomonosov, from the port of Murmansk, 2019
Video evidence shows a Seychelles giant tortoise hunting and eating a bird, a new behavioral observation, as tortoises were previously thought to be herbivores, 2021