the daily everything is coming along nicely (i think), 5-19-20

This morning was a big day at The Purging Lutheran’s southern outpost. My Sweet Rib had scheduled throughout the day for the fellow to come fix the ice maker, another guy to work on the air conditioner, and to have a new bed delivered in the afternoon. By the time I rolled out of bed by 9-something this morning these tasks were completed. Having a bright, beautiful, go get ‘emly organized wife is a great thing. I posted Proverbs 31:10-31 down below to describe her. It’s pretty long so to make it easy for you just read up to the word ‘festoon’. Thanks.

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‘Glen’* worked on the AC unit but I don’t know what he fixed. A flux capacitor perhaps? The best I can figure is our unit can now do an steady 88 miles an hour to keep our living space in cool comfort. If anyone can confirm this as an option for modern-day H/VAC-ery, I’d be grateful. 

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We are signed up for a home warranty service which rights w-rongs in our condo. Our refrigerator’s ice maker was kaputski so Susan arranged for ‘the man’ to repair it.

What I learned:

1. The water line froze after the power was turned on for our arrival.

2. The ice maker was broken.

3. Our refrigerator is the original one when the condo was built in 1989.

My response:

1. That made sense. I guess.

2. That really made sense.

3. Yoy! Start saving pennies and nickels for if/when the compress goes belly up.

In case you are quizzical-ling about the picture of our ice maker- the right pedal is the accelerator, the left one is the brake.

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Our new bed was installed while I was dreaming about a new bed. See? Dreams do come true! Walt Disney – that smartypants. It looks very small in our bedroom. My mother, Magdalena**, used to say about large rooms,

Oh, why do you need so much room in here? You could swing a cat in here!”.

Through the years we have mis-quoted her as saying,

“Oh, you can swing a dead cat in this room!”

Frankly, I think my mom meant a dead cat because, face it, swinging a live cat would be just mean.

I miss my mother.

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It’s just a tv. Ugh. The only thing notable about it is it only cost 50 dollars bill. Susan is always on the lookout for critter comforts.

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We found this sticker in our gararge (which mysteriously burned down later).

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We have terrible lizards in our neighborhood. That is one menacing eye on the top ‘gator.

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A woman called Lauren came around the other day to say ‘howdy!’ and being a photo-grapher wanted to capture our souls in her machine. This is the result.

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In our community we have a building called The South Club where they are preparing dinners for takeout – due to COVID-19. Susan is going to order the battered shrimp. I’ll let you know if we have to call seafood protection services.

When The South Club opens back up to full regularity we will be able to sit at the bar, order yums and cockatails (see below) and during football season yell at the opposing team on the screen. 

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That is all.

 

Proverbs 31:10-31

A good woman is hard to find,
    and worth far more than diamonds.
Her husband trusts her without reserve,
    and never has reason to regret it.
Never spiteful, she treats him generously
    all her life long.
She shops around for the best yarns and cottons,
    and enjoys knitting and sewing.

She’s like a trading ship that sails to faraway places
    and brings back exotic surprises.
She’s up before dawn, preparing breakfast
    for her family and organizing her day.
She looks over a field and buys it,
    then, with money she’s put aside, plants a garden.
First thing in the morning, she dresses for work,
    rolls up her sleeves, eager to get started.

She senses the worth of her work,

    is in no hurry to call it quits for the day.
She’s skilled in the crafts of home and hearth,
    diligent in homemaking.
She’s quick to assist anyone in need,
    reaches out to help the poor.
She doesn’t worry about her family when it snows;
    their winter clothes are all mended and ready to wear.

She makes her own clothing,
    and dresses in colorful linens and silks.
Her husband is greatly respected
    when he deliberates with the city fathers.
She designs gowns and sells them,
    brings the sweaters she knits to the dress shops.
Her clothes are well-made and elegant,

    and she always faces tomorrow with a smile.

When she speaks she has something worthwhile to say,
    and she always says it kindly.
She keeps an eye on everyone in her household,
    and keeps them all busy and productive.
Her children respect and bless her;
    her husband joins in with words of praise:
“Many women have done wonderful things,
    but you’ve outclassed them all!”

Charm can mislead and beauty soon fades.
    The woman to be admired and praised
    is the woman who lives in the Fear-of-God.
Give her everything she deserves!
    Festoon her life with praises!

 

*his name might be ‘Glenn’, I didn’t have the opportunity to ask for a clarification. I know, bad journalism, right?

**she also went by ‘Lienīt’.

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