No matter how well you think you know Carl, he can always throw in a curve or two.
There are the usual things, like dirty clothes on hangers, or clean pairs of socks in the washing machine. You know they are clean because they are still folded together just the way you put them in the drawer.
|Two items in the washer that might or might not be dirty (got washed anyway).|
|Folded and smelling fresh as a daisy.|
There are the crazy places you find his stuff, like the search yesterday for one of his pair of pajama bottoms.
|Is that something in the chair under his eye shades?|
|What in the world?|
|Stuffed behind the cushion?|
Then there's grapes sealed in a bag in the fridge to go sour and nasty and bread left out of the bag in the fridge to get hard.
This past weekend, he sent me two emails.
The first was not unexpected. He leaves receipts, and papers, and bits of napkins or paper bags all over, and some of them have writing on them, his notes to himself (that he cannot read and neither can anyone else, as he can only write legibly when he is "drawing" the letters as opposed to writing them, he draws excellently and can't write worth a flip, his handwriting is worse than his mothers).
He doesn't want to lose any of these precious bits, so i am careful to preserve them. Every receipt is kept, "In case I have to take something back to the store, of course!" and every note kept on the off chance that he might be able to decipher it and be reminded of something he wanted to remember.
He has run out of places to put most of this stuff, but recently got two small file type containers that have flat bottoms. Now receipts go in one and notes in the other.
He doesn't call or text me, as most of the time he has no idea where his phone went, or how, or why. He has access to the family iPad and his parents make him keep it in a certain room, tracking it down immediately if he seems to be wandering away with it, so he emails me.
His emails have no text, he just writes everything in the subject line.
His first email, on Friday, read:
What ya do with the papers ( receipts ) with numbers on them? Write n.
Emailing back, i reminded him about the new files.
On Saturday, he sent the following:
So I started getting sick Sunday night?
This was quite confusing, as it could mean he had gotten sick last Sunday night, or he was ill now and was possibly still going to be ill Sunday and perhaps even Monday. This might or might not mean a plan to stay home from work.
With him, it could mean anything.
When i arrived yesterday morning, he was still sleeping, so i figured he was ill and staying home. Turned out he was just oversleeping, and we had a time getting him out to work on time.
He had been sick a few days before, and went to one of those Urgent Care Centers we have sprinkled all over now, getting a note for work and some strong cough syrup. He was simply informing me that he'd been sick, i guess because he had to share.
In honor of his cough, let's have some funnies, shall we?
Have a blessed and beautiful Tuesday, everyone!
Armed Forces Day -- Romania
Constitution Day -- Lithuania
Day of the Basque Country -- Basque Country
Deepavali/Diwali(Festival of Lights) -- Hindu; Jain; Sikh (second day of the festival)
Kukur Tihar/Kukur Puja -- Day of Dogs
Jain New Year
Feast of Forty Martyrs of England and Wales -- Roman Catholic
International Artist Day -- invite an artist to lunch, buy that painting that you've wanted for so long, go to an art gallery or the symphony or a play -- celebrate how art adds to your life daily!
Munzipan Feast -- Fairy Calendar (a fairy delicacy, and you don't want to know how it's made)
National Greasy Foods Day
Punk-for-a-Day Day -- internet generated; if you've always wanted to be a punk, try it out for a day
Republic Day -- Kazakhstan
Retrocession Day -- Taiwan
Sourest Day -- as a balance, because we have so many days that emphasize sweet
Sts. Crispin and Crispian's Day (Patrons of cobblers/shoemakers, glovemakers, lace makers/lace workers, leather workers, saddle makers, tanners, weavers)
Thanksgiving Day -- Grenada
World Pasta Day -- as established by the first World Pasta Congress in 1995; a related website is here
Katy Perry, 1984
Tracy Nelson, 1963
Brian Kerwim, 1949
Jon Anderson, 1944
Anne Tyler, 1941
Helen Reddy, 1941
Bobby Knight, 1940
Marion Ross, 1936
Billy Barty, 1924
Minnie Pearl, 1912
Leo G. Carroll, 1892
Pablo Picasso, 1881
Georges Bizet, 1838
Thomas Babington Macaulay, 1800
"Le Repetition"(Anouilh play), 1950
"The Time of Your Life"(Play), 1939
Today in History:
Seljuk Turks defeat the German crusaders under Conrad III at the Battle of Dorylaeum, 1147
Battle of Agincourt, in which the Welsh longbow defeats armored knights, 1415
Christopher Columbus, aboard the Santa Maria, lands at the Dominican Republic, 1492
Dutch sea-captain Dirk Hartog makes second recorded landfall by a European on Australian soil, at the later-named Dirk Hartog Island off the Western Australian coast, 1616
Governor Bradford of the US colony Plymouth disallows sport on Christmas Day, 1621
Wedding of future US President John Adams and Abigail Smith (the marriage lasted 54 years), 1764
Canadians and Mohawks defeat the Americans in the Battle of Chateauguay, 1813
Opening of the Erie Canal, 1825
Battle of Balaclava, memorialized as the "Charge of the Light Brigade", results in the deaths of 409 troops, 1854
The Toronto Stock Exchange is created, 1861
Traditionally understood date of the October Revolution in Russia, which corresponds to November 7 on the Gregorian Calendar, 1917
The Archbishop of Dubuque, Francis J. L. Beckman, denounces swing music as "a degenerated musical system... turned loose to gnaw away at the moral fiber of young people", warning that it leads down a "primrose path to hell", 1938
Adlai Stevenson shows photos at the UN proving Soviet missiles are installed in Cuba, 1962
Uganda joins the United Nations, 1962
Nelson Mandela is sentenced to five years in prison, 1962
The United Nations seated the People's Republic of China and expelled the Republic of China, 1971
Proceedings on the Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction conclude at The Hague, 1980
Three months after the end of the Ten-Day War, the last soldier of the Yugoslav People's Army leaves the territory of the Republic of Slovenia, 1991
Fidel Castro announces that transactions using the American Dollar will be banned in Cuba, 2004
Sony removed the original cassette Walkman from the market, 2010
Scientists announce that the completion of the nuclear genome study of a 24,000-year-old Siberian boy's remains shows 2/3 of today's Native Americans are of Eastern Asia origin, and the others from Western Eurasia, 2013
The artificial intelligence created artwork "Portrait of Edward de Bellamy" becomes the first AI art to be sold at auction, bringing $432,500 at Christie's in New York, 2018
Sahle-Work Zewde becomes Ethiopia's first female President and Africa's only female head of state after being elected by parliament, 2018
Chile overwhelmingly votes to scrap their constitution, drafted during the dictatorship of General Augusto Pinochet, 2020
Pope Francis announces the appointment of thirteen new cardinals including the first African American cardinal, Wilton Daniel Gregory, 2020