I arrived at Carl's yesterday to find him eating and wearing his shirt backwards. He did not have an apron but had draped a towel over himself and i let that stand, heading into the laundry room to find a disaster.
Wet clothes, dry clothes, what's clean, who knows? This time i sorted right on the laundry room floor, then went to get the sheets.
As i stripped the bed, i heard the shower running, and he poked his head out of the bathroom.
You didn't shower yet? i asked him.
"Nope!" he said cheerfully, and shut the door. Well, alrighty then. He usually showers before eating, but not always.
By the time i'd finished with the bed, he was back out of the shower, wearing the same clothes he'd been wearing while eating. The shirt was still backwards.
Are those clothes clean? i asked, and he responded, "I put them on after I got up."
In other words, he got up, put on clean clothes, ate, then showered and put the clothes back on. I left well enough alone, as he had managed not to get food on the clothing, although i did insist he turn the shirt right way around.
Once he left and i was tackling the laundry in earnest, i solved a small mystery. Carl doesn't put caps back on things, so we keep a few spare caps of the products he uses regularly to replace when he loses one.
There had been a red cap in his "loose cap collection" in a zip bag which i could not figure out what it went to.
Then i went to get the laundry stain spray from the cabinet and solved where that cap belonged.
|Stain sticks. capped and where they belong.|
In other good news, Ms. V managed to get more carpet and upholstery cleaner so he has stopped grabbing the Spray 'n Wash meant for laundry and trying to use it in the car on the fabric stains.
At one point, i tripped over something and stooping down, found this partially under his kitchen table.
No, i have no idea what he was doing with an unbent clothes hanger, but you can bet your bottom dollar i hung it up where he'd see it because if he needs it again, i don't want him unbending more of them. His closet is packed and he's running low on hangers, we need them in their proper shape, thankyouverymuch.
In honor of the useful clothes hanger, some funnies.
Have a blessed and beautiful Tuesday, everyone!
Car Keys and Small Change Day -- ???
Dia de Andalucia -- Andalucia, Spain
DNA Day -- day in 1953 when Watson and Crick determined the double helix structure of DNA
Februalia -- Ancient Roman Calendar (purification of Rome performed by citizens making sacrifices to the dead)
Floral Design Day -- a day to acknowledge this art form, sponsored by Rittners Floral School
Kalevala Day -- Finland (Finnish Culture Day)
National Chocolate Souffle' Day
National Science Day -- India
National Tooth Fairy Day - and/or August 22, depending on whom you ask
Nylon Day -- the first aliphatic polyamides were produced on this day in 1935
Peace Memorial Day -- Taiwan
Public Sleeping Day -- this one even has a wikiHow page
Rare Disease Day -- International
Single-Tasking Day -- encouraging you to do one thing at a time, and not feel guilty; begun by Theresa Gabriel, who claims multitasking is inefficient and hurts your brain! she suggests it be on the 4th Tuesday of the month, although other sites list other dates
Spay Day USA -- sponsored by the HSUS; Sit! Stay! Spay! Good Owner!
St. Hedwig of Poland's Day (Patron of queens)
St. Romanus' Day (Patron of the mentally ill; against drowning, insanity)
Teacher's Day -- Algeria; Bahrain; Egypt; Jordan; Libya; Morocco; Oman; Saudi Arabia; Tunisia; United Arab Emirates; Yemen
World Spay Day -- don't let your pets litter!
University of Pittsburgh is chartered, 1787
Birthdays Today (followed by Feb. 29 Birthdays)
Ali Larter, 1976
Robert Sean Leonard, 1969
John Tuturro, 1957
Gilbert Gottfried, 1955
Bernadette, Peters, 1948
Charles Aaron "Bubba" Smith, 1945
Brian Jones, 1942
Mario Andretti, 1940
Tommy Tune, 1939
Gavin MacLeod, 1930
Frank Gehry, 1929
Svetiana Allilueva, 1926
Charles Durning, 1923
Zero Mostel, 1915
Earl Scheib, 1907
Milton Caniff, 1907
Benjamin "Bugsy" Siegel, 1906
Vincente Minnelli, 1903
Linus Pauling, 1901
Ben Heckt, 1894
Charles Blondin, 1824
John Tenniel, 1820
Mary Lyon, 1797
Michel Eyquem de Montaigne, 1533
Antonio Sabato, Jr., 1972
Tony Robbins, 1960
Gretchen Christopher, 1940
Jack Lousma, 1936
Dinah Shore, 1916
Jimmy Dorsey, 1904
William Wellman, 1896
Herman Hollerith, 1860
"On Golden Pond"(Play), 1979
"La Reine de Saba"(Opera), 1862
The History of Tom Jones, a Foundling(Publication date), 1749
Today in History (Followed by Feb. 29 in history):
Coronation ceremony of Liu Bang as Emperor Gaozu of Han takes place, initiating four centuries of the Han Dynasty's rule over China, BC202
The first edition of Henry Fieldings' "Tom Jones" is published, 1749
John Wesley charters the Methodist Church, 1784
The first commercial railroad in US, Baltimore & Ohio (B&O) is chartered, 1827
Robert Nelson, leader of the Patriotes, proclaims the independence of Lower Canada (today Québec), 1838
Regular steamboat service from the west to the east coast of the United States begins with the arrival of the SS California in San Francisco Bay, 4 months 22 days after leaving New York Harbor, 1849
The Bulgarian Exarchate is established by decree of Sultan Abd-ul-Aziz of the Ottoman Empire, 1870
The American Telephone and Telegraph Company is incorporated in New York State as the subsidiary of American Bell Telephone, 1885
The USS Indiana, the lead ship of her class and the first battleship in the United States Navy comparable to foreign battleships of the time, is launched, 1893
Queen Ranavalona III, the last monarch of Madagascar, is deposed by a French military force, 1897
Egypt regains independence from Britain, but British troops remain, 1922
DuPont scientist Wallace Carothers invents Nylon, 1935
Basketball is televised for the first time, 1940
In Taiwan, civil disorder is put down with the loss of 30,000 civilian lives, 1947
James D. Watson and Francis Crick announce to friends that they have determined the chemical structure of DNA; the formal announcement takes place on April 25 following publication in April Nature (pub. April 2), 1953
The first-ever color television sets using the NTSC standard are offered for sale to the general public, 1954
The United States and People's Republic of China sign the Shanghai Communiqué, 1972
Andalusia approves its statute of autonomy through a referendum, 1980
GRB 970228, a highly luminous flash of gamma rays, strikes the Earth for 80 seconds, providing early evidence that gamma-ray bursts occur well beyond the Milky Way, 1997
First flight of RQ-4 Global Hawk, the first unmanned aerial vehicle certified to file its own flight plans and fly regularly in U.S. civilian airspace, 1998
Over 1 million Taiwanese participating in the 228 Hand-in-Hand Rally form a 500-kilometre (300-mile) long human chain to commemorate the 228 Incident in 1947, 2004
Jupiter flyby of the New Horizons Pluto-observer spacecraft, 2007
Egypt annunces the discovery of a granite head from a statue of King Tut's grandfather, Amenhotep III, 2010
Scientists announce they've been able to connect the brains of two rats so that they share information, 2013
The Caravaggio painting "Judith and Holofernes" (1607), lost for many years and rediscovered in an attic in Toulouse in 2014, is finally brought to auction, selling for to $171 million, 2019
The Romans create the first Leap Year by adding a day to their calendar, BC46
The Scottish Parliament makes it illegal for a man to refuse to marry a woman who proposes on Leap Day, the only day women could propose; his penalty for refusing would be to give her a kiss, some gold, and a pair of gloves (to hide the fact that she didn't have a wedding ring), 1288
Christopher Columbus uses his knowledge of a lunar eclipse that night to convince Native Americans to provide him with supplies, 1504
February 29 is followed by February 30 in Sweden, in a move to abolish the Swedish calendar for a return to the Old style, 1712
The Jay Treaty between the United States and Great Britain comes into force, facilitating ten years of peaceful trade between the two nations, 1796
St. Petersburg, Florida, is incorporated, 1892
In South Carolina, the minimum working age for factory, mill, and mine workers is raised from twelve to fourteen years old, 1916
Baby Snooks, played by Fanny Brice, debuts on the radio program The Ziegfeld Follies of the Air, 1936
For her role as Mammy in Gone with the Wind, Hattie McDaniel becomes the first African American to win an Academy Award, 1940
In a ceremony held in Berkeley, California, because of the war, physicist Ernest Lawrence receives the 1939 Nobel Prize in Physics from Sweden's Consul General in San Francisco, 1940
An earthquake in Morocco kills over 3,000 people and nearly destroys Agadir in the southern part of the country, 1960
The Family Circus comic strip debuts, 1960
In Sydney, Australian swimmer Dawn Fraser sets a new world record in the 100-meter freestyle swimming competition (58.9 seconds), 1964
Hank Aaron becomes the first player in the history of Major League Baseball to sign a $200,000 contract, 1972
Gordie Howe of the then Hartford Whalers makes NHL history as he scores his 800th goal, 1980
Canadian Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau announces he will retire as soon as the Liberals can elect another leader, 1984
South African archbishop Desmond Tutu is arrested along with 100 clergymen during a five-day anti-apartheid demonstration in Cape Town, 1988
Jean-Bertrand Aristide is removed as President of Haiti following a coup, 2004
Construction of the Tokyo Skytree is completed, the tallest tower in the world and the second tallest artificial structure in the world, 2012