Work, Work, Work, Part 2 . . .

Well, Jan’s not much better today. Still under the weather with a queasy stomach. We had hoped to get together with Jan’s sister Debbie today or tomorrow, but it now looks like that’s not going to happen.

More chores. First up was to finish gluing the foam rubber back on the 2nd armrest from Jan’s chair. Unlike the arm yesterday, the wooden frame on this one was in good shape so I didn’t have to repair it, just glue the foam back in place and put the cover back on.

Next, I wanted to install the new Pioneer DEH-23UB radio/CD player that I bought a couple of weeks ago.


It didn’t turn out to be very difficult since it used the same power connector and mounting as the old one. The nice thing about this new one is that it not only allows you to plug in an external audio source, but you can also plug in a USB flash drive with MP3 songs on it and  the radio will play them.


Our daughter Brandi called about 1:15 to let us know that the toys we sent Landon had arrive and he was crazy about them. She said he’s pretty much walking everywhere now and getting better at it all the time.

After that I got back on pulling up carpet. It’s really hard getting it loose from the corners, the stuff just doesn’t want to come up.

Later in the afternoon, and fed up with the carpet I took a nap for an hour or so.

I really like naps.

Jan talked to her sister Debbie about 8pm to let her know she still didn’t feel well enough to do any thing tomorrow.


Thought for the Day:

“We are all familiar with a Herd of cows, a Flock of chickens, a School of fish and a Gaggle of geese.

“However, less widely known is a Pride of lions, a Murder of crows (as well as their cousins the rooks and ravens), an Exaltation of doves and, presumably because they look so wise, a Parliament of owls.

“Now consider a group of Baboons. They are the loudest, most dangerous, most obnoxious, most viciously aggressive and least intelligent of all primates. And what is the proper collective noun for a group of baboons? Believe it or not ……. a Congress!

I guess that pretty much explains the things that come out of Washington!”



2 Responses

  1. Howdy Slave,

    I just checked with Wikipedia and i said a group of mandrills, lemurs
    & baboons were called TROOPS.. I ONLY WISH YOUR QUOTE WAS THE TRUTH!!!! I think I’ll retract my question about you doing my floor when you get yours done.. I may not live that long !! When you get back to the bayou you won’t be able to catch that little booger..

    Hope Jan gets to feeling better while she has the chance to see the kinfolks..

    Smooth roads, clear skies & balmy breezes !!!!!!!!!!

  2. If that’s what Wikipedia says you didn’t read down far enough.

    Here’s what it says a little over half way down:

    The collective noun for baboons is commonly troop or congress, although flange is also increasingly used. This unusual term originates from a Not the Nine O’Clock News comedy sketch entitled “Gerald The Intelligent Gorilla” where it was used for comic effect.

    So it still works.

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