There had been an "incident" at Carl's house involving his parent's bathroom rug, which i found in the laundry room along with the usual mass of items Carl might or might not have washed. I did not know at the time what had happened, i just figured i'd best wash everything and ask questions later.
Since i clean the rest of the house this Thursday, it was more like simply doing a little of the work ahead of time.
Carl had an "incident" of his own, involving one of his OTC medications. He loses the lids, and this time it turned into a spot of a bother.
|Crushed and broken pills everywhere...|
|...really, almost everywhere.|
|Pills in the razor drawerr, because he never closes it.|
|Pills spilled among the stuff under the sink because there's no door to the cabinet because Carl broke it using it as a grip for getting off the floor.|
Almost all the pills were either crushed and trampled all over the room or damp and falling apart. Job security.
In a most unusual turn of events, Carl's refrigerator was empty.
Yes, the cupboard was bare, i was going to have to hunt up lunch from elsewhere.
When i got into the big kitchen, i could see why he hadn't made any sandwiches ahead of time, his parent's fridge was almost empty, too. I was asking myself what i was going to do for his lunch when he muttered, "Butter!"
"What did you say?"
He chose apricot jelly and after i'd packed a fruit cup, cheese stick, sandwich and raisins, he was hurriedly running around grabbing his things and saying, "Did you pack tea and water?"
I'd packed water, he had no tea, and he was out the door.
"Where's your work vest? I'll get it."
I ran for the vest, he ran for his phone, and he was finally really on the way, five minutes earlier than usual. A miracle, really.
He'd left me plenty to do, of course, what with using a folded towel for an extra pillow (he has six pillows) and leaving clothes on the hanger that he still dropped into the hamper.
When i arrived there were no paper towels on the spindle in the laundry room. When i went back to take care of that, i found this.
Yes, he gets a roll out, but that's as far as he goes. Why would he shut the cabinet door after removing a roll, once he has the roll, he's done with the door, no need to touch it again. As for putting it on the holder spindle, that's a pipe dream.
In honor of Carl leaving pills everywhere, some funnies.
Have a blessed and beautiful Tuesday, everyone!
Europe Day -- European Union
Independence Day -- Romania (1877, from the Ottoman Empire)
Lag B'Omer -- Judaism (began sunset yesterday, ends sunset today)
Lawn Mower Day -- a rotary blade mower was patented this day in 1899
Lemuralia -- Ancient Roman Calendar (first of 3 non-consecutive days dedicated to getting rid of the spirits of the malevolent dead; rituals performed today, the 11th, and the 13th)
Liberation Day -- Guernsey; Jersey
Lost Sock Memorial Day -- they go to the hozone layer!
National Butterscotch Brownie Day
National Teacher Appreciation Day -- US
Olympieia -- Ancient Greek Calendar (spring festival for Zeus; date approximate)
Remembrance for Gudrod of Gudbrandsdal -- Slavic Pagan/Asatru (pagan martyr)
Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Fairies Founded -- Fairy Calendar
St. Beatus of Lungern's Day (Apostle of Switzerland)
St. Nicholas Albergati's Day (Patron of learning)
Tear Tags Off of Mattresses Day -- yes, you can! If you bought it, you're allowed to.
Victory Day / Victory and Peace Day -- countries that didn't celebrate V-E day yesterday, mostly Russia and former SSR's
Xotira va Qadirlash Kuni -- Uzbekistan (Day of Remembrance and Honors)
Rosario Dawson, 1979
Steve Yzerman, 1965
Tony Gwynn, 1960
Billy Joel, 1949
Candice Bergen, 1946
James L. Brooks, 1940
Charles Simic, 1938
Glenda Jackson, 1937
Albert Finney, 1936
Glenda Jackson, 1936
Richard Alonzo “Pancho” Gonzales, 1928
Mike Wallace, 1918
Howard Carter, 1873
J.M. Barrie, 1860
Belle Boyd, 1843
John Brown, 1800
Today in History:
The first battle recorded with what is considered historic accuracy and detail, the Battle of Megiddo between Thutmose III and a large Canaanite coalition under the King of Kadesh, BC1457
Christopher Columbus leaves Spain for his 4th and final voyage, 1502
Thomas Blood, disguised as a clergyman, attempts to steal England's Crown Jewels from the Tower of London, 1671
British inventor Joseph Bramah patents beer-pump handle, 1785
The city of Reno, Nevada, is founded, 1868
The Vienna stock market crash (Der Krach) heralds the Long Depression, 1873
The first horse-drawn bus makes its début in the city of Mumbai, 1874
Buffalo Bill Cody's Wild West Show opens in London, 1887
The first horseless carriage show in London opens, featuring 10 models, 1896
The lawn mower is patented, 1899
Australia opens its first parliament in Melbourne, 1901
The steam locomotive City of Truro becomes the first steam engine in Europe to exceed 100mph, 1904
The Australian Parliament first convenes in Canberra, 1927
Edgar Bergen and Charley McCarthy take to the airwaves, becoming an overnight radio sensation, 1937
Rainier III of Monaco becomes Prince of Monaco, 1949
Sam and Friends, with Jim Hensen and his muppets, debuts, 1955
The FDA announces it will approve birth control as an additional indication for Searle's Enovid, making Enovid the world's first approved oral contraceptive pill, 1960
Iranian Jewish businessman Habib Elghanian is executed by firing squad in Tehran, prompting the mass exodus of the once 100,000 member strong Jewish community of Iran, 1979
The South African parliament chooses Nelson Mandela as president, 1994
Estonia ratifies the European Constitution, 2006
A report reveals that hackers using fraudulent ATM cards in February, 2013, stole $45 million, 2013
The fossil of a Chinese feathered baby dinosaur is formally given the identification of Beibeilong sinensis (baby dragon in Chinese), 2017
The discovery of the oldest viral DNA, a form of hepatitis B in 7,000 year old skeleton found in Germany, is reported, 2018
French adventurer Jean-Jacques Savin (72) successfully crosses the Atlantic Ocean in a barrel arriving in Martinique; the journey took four months, 2019
A full published report of the contents of an Anglo-Saxon tomb found in 2003 in Prittlewell, England, is hailed by archaeologists as being Britain's equivalent of Egypt's tomb of Tutankhamen, 2019
Navajo-American composer Raven Chacon receives the Pulitzer Prize in Music for his work "Voiceless Mass", 2022