Tuesday, August 23, 2022

Vacation, Vegetating and Visitors, 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 

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!


Today is:

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)

Birthdays Today:

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

Debuting/Premiering Today:

"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


  1. Carl will always ensure that you are kept on your toes.
    Love the funnies - and yes, Jazz wrote the first one.

  2. Carl will get plenty of resting time with 3 weeks off! Imagine if you were gone for 3 weeks, you would never get his place straightened up again! Great funnies too.

  3. You pass with flying colours and you are the only one that knows how to clean up after Carl. Preparing the house for guest is every mom's nightmare. Lol!

  4. I am so like that Mom when company is coming - LOL!

  5. Those memes are funny. Somehow they remind me of my daughters: one is always busy cleaning and fixing and the other is always bemoaning life because she should be cleaning and fixing and is too tired from work. It's almost a family joke now, what those two are going to say.
    Thank you, and happy Tuesday!

  6. I love it when you post about Carl. He's a very entertaining whirlwind. How you keep up with him is a mystery.

    Love all the funnies and we all do the same when company is coming. It's how most of us roll. Thanks for the laughs.

    Thank you for joining the Happy Tuesday Blog Hop.

    Have a fabulous Happy Tuesday. Big hug. ♥

  7. Honestly, I don't think I have ever cleaned screens God does that when it rains- same with my car. :) XO

  8. That made me tired just reading about Carl. Those were really good funnies!

  9. That Carl :D He's an eternal font of surprise and jobs for you.
    I'm so happy when the weather is sunny as now - then we have our parties in the garden.

  10. I can't wait until Tuesday to read about Carl. He's my guy. Mimi, you are an angel.

    Cruisin Paul

  11. I never clean the house for the house cleaners, something Carl and I have in common.

  12. House cleaning is a never ending battle.

  13. "Company's coming. I'd better go dust the stove" Ha Ha, that's a good one.

  14. Oh my goodness, you put a lot of great company is coming stories here! hahaha Oh Carl...you have the absolute patience of Job. God Bless You sweet lady!

  15. Great funnies and Carl definitely is keeping you busy ~ here is another medal for your work ~ Xo

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

    A ShutterBug Explores ~
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

  16. As always, Carl entertains! LOVE the funnies!


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