Tuesday, June 6, 2023

Cars, Sinks and Getting It Done, a Random and Happy Tuesday Post


It's time once again for a random and happy Tuesday, linking up with Stacy's Random Thoughts at Stacy Uncorked and Sandee at Comedy Plus 

Just when you think you might have a serene week, you walk in to clean Carl's room.

That's the hall by the back door where his car contents are now.

"It was a terrible weekend!" he told me.  "The car died and I missed my favorite church service and I couldn't go anywhere!"

The car has an appointment with the mechanic today, and meanwhile, Ms. V insisted it had to be cleaned, washed and polished before it could go.

She believes mechanics will take better care of your car if they think you take excellent care of it.  Thus, all the stuff in the hall, and she spent the morning washing and waxing the car.

But I'm getting ahead of myself.  She came out to tell Carl, "I'm taking you to work, we're leaving in five minutes."

This was at 6:35am.  He has to be at work at 7am.  He never leaves before 7:55am.

His response, between bites of cereal?  "I haven't showered yet, it's way too early to leave."

Her eyes got big as saucers and i told her he never leaves this early, he eats, then showers, and heads out a few minutes before seven.

"That's cutting it too close, skip the shower we're leaving in five minutes!" she said and i came to the rescue and offered to drive him.

Ms. V hates, loathes and despises driving.  She latched on to that like a drowning man on a lifejacket.

Carl showered, i packed his lunch, he grabbed what he needed and we pulled into the parking lot at his MallMart 6:59 despite the fact he kept telling me i was driving too slowly.  That man/boy loves to go fast.

Then i took care of Ms. G's cats, then went back to finish at Carl's.

They'd hired an exterminator, so Ms. V had packed everything that was under every sink in the house into boxes which were all over the place.  This included two boxes in Carl's room, one for the kitchen sink and one for the bathroom sink.

His room didn't need the extra boxes.

That last box is one Ms. V pulled out with all the lightbulbs for Carl's room, as his track light bulbs also keep burning out.  He didn't need that box out, either.

Once i got back, i tackled it and still managed to get to my second client before noon.  I'm not so sure how, but it worked.

I also got Ms. V to find me a light bulb for his closet (she wanted him to change it, but we all know he’ll just live without a light in there indefinitely), and when she was digging for the car wax, she found a single shoe in the top of the hall closet.  She was wondering if she should throw it away, as a single shoe doesn’t do any good, when i told her to hold up, i thought it matched the single shoe that’s been in Carl’s closet for weeks.

Sure enough, i had kept it hoping the mate would show up.  There is no way to know what he was thinking and doing putting one shoe on the top shelf of a hall closet, but that’s one of the mysteries about Carl.

No mystery is what his room looks like when i leave.

I got done just as Mr. L left to pick him up from work, so i got it straight just in time for him to come back and start the process over.  Job security.

In honor of messy cars and fun with sinks (and what's under them), some funnies.

Have a blessed and beautiful Tuesday, everyone!


Today is:

Bonza Bottler Day™

Children's Day -- North Korea

D-Day -- 77th Anniversary

Drive-In Movie Day*

Helicopter Day -- the first one was tested in Berlin on this day in 1936

Hyun Choong Il -- South Korea (Memorial Day)

Judgement Day -- Fairy Calendar (Petal Hats)

King's Birthday -- Cocos (Keeling) Islands

National Applesauce Cake Day

Nationaldagen -- Sweden (National Day)

National Gardening Exercise Day -- because gardening is good for the body and soul

National Huntington's Disease Awareness Day -- US

National Yo-Yo Day -- Donald F. Duncan, Sr.'s, birth anniversary; go get out your old Duncan and see if you still remember how to go around the world (but not near Great Aunt Mabel's antique lamp she left you, please)

Russian Language Day -- UN

St. Norbert of Xanten's Day (Patron of peace; Bohemia; Madgeburg, Germany; against birth complications)

Teachers' Day -- Bolivia

Birthdays Today:

Staci Keanan, 1975

Max Casella, 1967

Paul Giamatti, 1967

Ena, 1966

Amanda Pays, 1959

Bjorn Borg, 1956

Kenny G, 1956

Sandra Bernhard, 1955

Harvey Fierstein, 1954

Harvey Fierstein, 1952

Robert Englund, 1947

Gary U.S. Bonds, 1939

Marian Wright Edelman, 1939

Billy Whitelaw, 1932

Thomas Mann, 1875

Robert Falcon Scott, 1868

Alexander Pushkin, 1799

Nathan Hale, 1755

Debuting/Premiering Today:

"20/20"(TV), 1978

"Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust"(Album release), 1972

"(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction"(Song release), 1965

Today in History:

Twenty-four wagonloads of Talmudic books are burned in Paris, 1242

The Qing Dynasty Manchu forces led by the Shunzhi Emperor capture Beijing during the collapse of the Ming Dynasty; the Manchus would rule China until 1912 when the Republic of China is established, 1644

The Ashmolean Museum in Oxford, England, opens as the world's first university museum, 1683

A devastating fire destroys one-third of Moscow, including 18,000 homes, 1752

Napoleon's brother, Joseph Bonaparte is crowned King of Spain, 1808

The Young Men's Christian Association (YMCA) is founded in London, 1844

More than 100,000 inhabitants of Bombay are killed as a cyclone in the Arabian Sea pushes huge waves into the harbour, 1882

The eruption of Novarupta in Alaska begins, the second largest volcanic eruption of the 20th century, 1912

The Chrysler Corporation  is founded by Walter Percy Chrysler, 1925

*The first drive-in theater opens, in Camden, New Jersey, United States, 1933

A new Instrument of Government is promulgated making Sweden a parliamentary monarchy, 1974

Mongolia  holds its first direct presidential elections, 1993

A near-Earth asteroid estimated at 10 meters diameter explodes over the Mediterranean Sea between Greece and Libya with an estimated force slightly greater than the Nagasaki nuclear bomb, 2002

Tamil is established as a Classical Language in India, 2004

In east London, archeologists find remains of the Curtain Theatre, which opened in 1577 and was where some of Shakespeare's plays were performed, 2012

A solar plane, called The Solar Impulse, lands in Morocco after completing the world's first intercontinental flight powered by the Sun, 2012

LeBron James eclipses Michael Jordan's record (109) for most 30-point games in NBA playoff history in Cleveland's Game 3 Finals loss to Golden State, 2018

A Frenchman is announced to have won France's €1 million My Lottery for the second time in 2 years, with odds of 1 in 16 trillion, 2018

New York City’s police commissioner James O’Neill apologizes for his department's actions during the 1969 raid on the Stonewall Inn, on this 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Riots, 2019


  1. You do an exceptional job. Love the sink jokes.

  2. Boy, oh boy. Job security!
    That car with the hay bales - that's my type. The sink jokes are good, and the leek made me laugh out loud. Thank you!

  3. Wow, I think you should get danger money for your job. Do you have a superhuman cape when you work as that is one neat end result! The red wine tap is a must have 🙂

  4. Cartoons really funny today with the cars and the sinks. Do you ever feel that you're just in a nightmare that you never wake up from when you go back to clean Carl's room?

  5. Carl's place looks amazing all cleaned up, you have the patience of a saint to deal with it all constantly, but you do such a wonderful job!

  6. You re amazing. The before and after pictures at Carl's look like the had to be at least a week in between the two.

  7. I love hearing about Carl. I love your end look. It would take me days to get this looking like this. You rock.

    Love all the funnies and I laughed out loud at the girls room/girls car and the guy's room and guy's car. Spot on and I spewed my coffee.

    Thank you for joining the Happy Tuesday Blog Hop.

    Have a fabulous Happy Tuesday. Big hug, my friend. ♥

  8. Oh no Serenity in Carl's room until you have cleaned it ~ now it looks awesome and such fun 'messy car' photos and captions' ~ thanks ~

    Wishing you good health, laughter and love in your days,
    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

  9. I must say my great-niece's room looked about the same when I was at her house today. :) XO

  10. It's official. You work housekeeping miracles!

  11. Oh boy, you almost need a bulldozer to clear a pathway. Those funnies sure were!

  12. I can't get over the state of those cars! How on earth do they not feel the need to clean out?

  13. Wow! You are truly a miracle worker cleaning up after Carl! The 'after' shots are amazing! :) LOVED all the funnies!!


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