When i walked in to Carl's yesterday, his dad was awake and helping him get his breakfast. "He woke up late, his alarm didn't go off," Mr. L explained.
Carl was eating cereal, which is not unusual, but there were open cans of "tinned" milk, which is. They'd run out of regular milk, and Mr. L had opened cans of evaporated milk, diluted it with water, and served it, and Carl was enjoying it just fine.
What can i do to help you get ready, i asked Carl, and he answered, "Um, snacks, and my ice packs."
You'd think that wouldn't be so hard. You don't take care of Carl.
First i opened his small freezer to find this.
|It took a while to pry this out.|
The freezer was empty of cold packs, just iced up terribly and with the bottom frozen over. Instead, i checked the refrigerator's freezer section.
He'd left the glove on top, it had not allowed the freezer to shut properly, and, well, as you can see there was an ice cube incident. Both freezers had to be cleaned and de-iced.
The fridge had a couple of choices in it for snacks, including half a pita sandwich, a pudding cup, and a few other odds and ends. These were bagged and put in the small cooler, after i got it cleaned out, which was after i got a bag for the garbage can and got the garbage that was in it, unbagged, all bagged up.
During this process, while he ate and showered, Carl managed to ask me 3 times what snacks i had packed for him. That man loves to eat.
Also, i grabbed all the cold packs and put them in a bag in the small freezer so all he'd have to do is grab the bag and head for the ice chest in the car.
Meanwhile, he was trying to "help" by picking dirty clothes up off the floor where i'd gathered them and putting them on the bed, because Ms. V is always after him to get stuff off the floor. He also helps by turning off lights when i'm using them. His parents want the lights off to be frugal.
Once i saw him safely out the door, which only took two tries, it was time to deal with laundry. Getting the first load started, i ran to Ms. G's house about a mile away, fed the cats and birds, and came back.
Checking the dryer i found out he has a new laundry trick. In addition to putting folded towels partially in drawers where they don't belong, he's now throwing dirty clothes in the dryer with the clean stuff because he got them all mixed up.
Ms. V bought him new hangers, but it hasn't helped.
He's still trying to hang things sideways on pants hangers while the new ones sit in the closet unused.
On the plus side, he does have some spiffy new jammies.
We won't throw the old ones out that have lost the mates because, after all, we're too frugal.
There was evidence he tried to vacuum.
|How it should look, cord to the back not the front.|
The whole thing was turned around backwards and i'm not sure how he managed, or if he ever got it to work.
Jock the dog went home last night, but since i featured a dog for Monday, i thought why not do some dog funnies today.
Have a blessed and beautiful Tuesday, everyone!
Defy Superstition Day -- go walk under that ladder!
Dia de los Ninos Heroes -- Mexico
Eleven Days of Global Unity -- Day 3, Environment (sponsored by We, the World) www.we.net/about/269
Epulum Iovis and Lectisternia -- Ancient Roman Calendar (festival for Jupiter, Juno, and Minerva)
Festival of Lighting the Fires of Neith -- Ancient Egyptian Calendar (date approximate)
Fortune Cookie Day -- you might need one after that ladder stunt
Grand Magal de Touba -- Touba, Senegal (commemoration of the departure into exile of Ahmadou Bamba to Gabon, a Sufi religious festival, begins at sunset)
Independence Day -- Venda (recognized within South Africa only)
International Chocolate Day -- as declared by the National Confectioners Association
National Celiac Awareness Day -- US
National Hug Your Boss Day (some claim this began in the UK, others say it was started by TipTopJob.com and is to be celebrated everywhere, but no matter what nation you live in, be careful with this holiday! website here)
National Peanut Day
Positive Thinking Day -- think positively that nothing bad will happen because of that ladder!
Roald Dahl Day -- it's his birth anniversary
Runic Half Month Ken begins (illumination)
St. John Chrysostom's Day (Patron of education, epileptics, lecturers, orators, preachers; Constantinople)
Ben Savage, 1980
Fiona Apple, 1977
Stella McCartney, 1977
Tavis Smiley, 1964
Jean Smart, 1959
Nell Carter, 1948
Jacqueline Bisset, 1944
Peter Cetera, 1944
Bela Karolyi, 1942
David Clayton-Thomas, 1941
Fred Silverman, 1937
Richard Kiel, 1939
Judith "Miss Manners" Martin, 1938
Robert Indiana, 1928
Mel Torme, 1925
Yma Sumac, 1922
Roald Dahl, 1916
Bill Monroe, 1911
Claudette Colbert, 1903
Sherwood Anderson, 1876
John J. Pershing, 1860
Milton Hershey, 1857
Walter Reed, 1851
Clara Schumann, 1819
Cesare Borgia, 1475
"Law & Order"(TV), 1990
Divine Madness(Documentary/Comedy), 1980
"The Muppet Show"(TV)1976
"The Rockford Files"(TV)1974
"Scooby-Doo, Where Are You?"(TV)1969
"Yesterday"(Beatles' single release), 1965
"Canticum Sacrum ad Honorem Sancti Marci Nominis/Canticle to Honor the Name of Saint Mark"(Stravinsky orchestral piece), 1956
Today in History:
The temple of Jupiter on Rome's Capitoline Hill is dedicated on the ides of September, BC509
Building begins on Hadrian's Wall, 122
St. Francis of Assisi receives stigmata, 1224
Michelangelo begins work on his statue of David, 1503
Henry Hudson reached the river that would later be named after him, 1609
NYC becomes the first capital of the US, 1788
US Government takes out its first loan from NYC banks, 1789
Six teenage military cadets known as Niños Héroes die defending Chapultepec Castle in the Battle of Chapultepec, 1847
Vermont railroad worker Phineas Gage incredibly survives a 3-foot-plus iron rod being driven through his head; the reported effects on his behavior and personality stimulate thinking about the nature of the brain and its functions, 1848
Hannibal Goodwin patents celluloid photographic film, 1898
Lusitania completes her maiden voyage, arriving in NYC, 1907
The temperature (in the shade) at Al 'Aziziyah, Libya reaches a world record 57.8*C (136.04*F), 1922
Elizabeth McCombs is the first woman elected to the New Zealand Parliament, 1933
Chiang Kai-shek elected president of the Republic of China, 1943
IBM introduces the first computer disk storage unit, the RAMAC 305, 1956
Hurricane Gilbert is the strongest recorded hurricane, based on barometric pressure, in the Western Hemisphere, 1988*
Largest anti-Apartheid march in South Africa, led by Desmond Tutu, 1989
The Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples was adopted, 2007
Hurricane Ike makes landfall, damaging Galveston Island, Houston, and surrounding area, 2008
Jan van Eyck is credited as the painter of 'The three mary's at the tomb' a painting from the 1430's held in a Rotterdam museum, 2012
UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres says the Rohingya refugee crisis is now "catastrophic" as 370,000 are confirmed to have fled Myanmar, 2018
Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett makes first official visit to Egypt in a decade for talks with President Abdul Fattah al-Sisi in Sharm el-Sheikh, 2021
*Replaced by Hurricane Wilma in 2005