Day 236, Happy Lundi Gras..

Lundi Gras is the Monday before Ash Wednesday. The translation (a translation) would be Fat Monday. The Tuesday before Ash Wednesday is obviously Mardi Gras.  Also know as Fat Tuesday.  Today also was Presidents Day. This is a quasi Federal holiday in the United States. The holiday is to honor the birthday’s of the George Washington and Abraham Lincoln.  There was no mail service today. I guess the bills and the junk mail will have to wait another day. The UPS truck came today. It brought two Mardi Gras King Cakes that will be enjoyed tomorrow at my work and at my DW’s work.  

Did you have the day off today?  I could have had the day off if I had thought about it. I decided to work from home since the plumber was coming to replace the hot and cold water spigots for the washing machine. Do you think corporate executives are over paid? I do. Do think your plumber is over paid? I do. He was in the house for all of five minutes. His son did the work.  He never took off his sunglasses. The bill for five minutes of work $120.00. Ouch. My DW worked today. She worked an extra two hours today. That will help pay for the plumber.

Kids, DS1 was stopped yesterday in Pa for doing 71 in a 55 zone. The officer could “not find” DS1 in the computer when he ran the driver’s license. This led the police officer to search my son and place him in handcuffs on the side of the road. After handcuffing him the officer asked for an alternate form of id, like a social security card. My son responded that the card was in his wallet which was in the center console of the car. The officer requested permission to search the car for the wallet. After he found the wallet and nothing else, he re-ran the driver’s license and the social security number. He released my son and told him to have a nice day. What do you think of that?  I think the whole thing was a ruse to search the car.

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ROTC Scranton, person holding the red flag is DS3