Carl about gave me "the agita" attack (as Boudreaux would say) when i arrived at his house yesterday.
The back door to his car had been left not-quite-shut. The light inside the car was not on. Did this mean he leaves that light turned off? Or did it mean the light had run all night and drained his car battery?
Getting into the house, i grabbed the key from him and went to the car. It started, and the light inside the car did not come on. Phew. His mother has trained him to leave it off for just this reason.
He leaves doors open all the time. You can follow where he has been by the trail of open doors, open cabinets, open drawers. Bread crumbs are not needed (or wanted, he has a horror of having any kind of bug in his room).
Speaking of doors, when i did open the back door into the house i saw this.
He's been "cleaning out his car" again. Once i was sure his car was going to start and i had the laundry going, i straightened up that area, too.
The laundry was its own problem. I found shreds of a paper towel in the washing machine. That could only mean one thing.
Yep, there too. In the dryer that was set up "fluff up," a ten minute cycle. Carl thinks if the cycle is 10 minutes, the clothes should be dry in 10 minutes.
I'd arrived after he started eating, so he wasn't wearing an apron to protect his clothes.
I made him change out of that shirt before going to work.
Last week, i cut him some slack on the "any change he doesn't pick up you can keep" order from his mother. He didn't go to work last Monday, so he wasn't in his room to pick up the change and put it in his pocket before work.
This week, i gave him a warning, and he took it seriously and picked up all but a couple of pennies that he didn't see, so those went in the change jar.
In honor of his habit of leaving doors open, some door funnies.
A last one that just made me smile.
Have a blessed and beautiful day, everyone!
Feast of St. Geraint -- Wales (legendary Welsh hero who fought King Arthur)
Majority Rule Day -- Bahamas
National Bittersweet Chocolate Day
National Cut Your Energy Costs Day
Peculiar People Day -- an internet generated day to celebrate all the strange and peculiar people in your life, including me! ;)
Poetry at Work Day
St. Peter Orseolo's Day
Sturdy Flat-Heeled Shoes Appreciation Day -- listed on many sites, and since i appreciate them, i included it
The Fairy Lunch -- Fairy Calendar
Vaudoun Day -- Benin (Traditional Religions Day, with a huge festival in the seaside town of Ouidah)
Where's The Beef? Day -- the Wendy's slogan premiered this day in 1984
Word Nerd Day -- originated by Maria Schneider of WritersDigest (to celebrate those who enjoy playing with words)
Princess Margriet of the Netherlands weds Pieter van Vollenhoven, 1967
UN General Assembly first meeting, 1946
Uniform Penny Post (the reformed postal system) starts in the UK, 1840
Pat Benatar, 1953
Bonnie Hellman, 1950
George Foreman, 1949
Rod Stewart, 1945
Jim Croce, 1943
Sal Mineo, 1939
Bill Toomey, 1939
Gisele MacKenzie, 1927
Johnnie Ray, 1927
Paul Henreid, 1908
Ray Bolger, 1904
Robinson Jeffers, 1887
Grigori Rasputin, 1869 (O.S.)
Mary Ingalls, 1865
George Washington Carver, 1864
Charles Ingalls, 1836
"Masterpiece Theater"(TV), 1971
"That Was The Week That Was"(TV, US version), 1964
"Finian's Rainbow"(Musical), 1947
"Arsenic and Old Lace"(Play), 1941
"Pete the Tramp"(Comic strip), 1932
"Street Scene"(Play), 1929
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"Common Sense" by Thomas Paine is published, 1776
Napoleon divorces Josephine, 1810
Poets Elizabeth Barrett and Robert Browning begin their correspondence, 1845
The first underground railway opens in London, 1863
John D. Rockefeller incorporates Standard Oil, 1870
The first great Texas oil gusher is discovered at Spindletop in Beaumont, Texas, 1901
The League of Nations is established, 1920
The United States Army Signal Corps successfully conducts Project Diana, bouncing radio waves off the moon and receiving the reflected signals, 1946
The United States and the Vatican establish full diplomatic relations after 117 years, 1984
Torrential rain in the Lockyer Valley region of South East Queensland, Australia causes severe flash flooding, killing 9 people, 2011
Indonesia's Mount Sinabung erupts again, with pyroclastic flows streaming down the volcanic slope, causing the evacuation of about 22,000 people, 2014
Commercial space company SpaceX successfully launches its Falcon 9 rocket, which releases the Dragon cargo ship into orbit to the International Space Station and then returns to Earth with a rough landing, 2015
Jeff Bezos becomes the second man worth over $100 billion, 2018
Canadian astronomers at the CHIME observatory, British Columbia, report fast radio bursts (FRBs) of probable extragalactic origin, one repeating six times, 2019
The US Mint issues quarter coins commemorating poet Maya Angelou, making her the first black woman to be depicted on a US coin, 2021