The Oo Kingdom, Official Site of Charlie Petitt & Family

Say “OO-oo”—it’s a child’s imitation of a cuckoo clock.

New Additions, December 4, 2022 and following

Calculators & Charts

Oo’s Writings

Oo’s Picture Place

Latest Additions

other than what appears below

Olivia is Gone
May 22, 2022
Easter Thoughts at Work
April 16, 2017
(added March 24, 2022)
Kicked Up Beanie Weenies
February 24, 2022
Charlie’s Joke Dream
January 28, 2022
Charlie’s Herb Dip
February 12, 2021

New Wheelchair and New Van

Wednesday, September 28, 2022 at 11:20 am

After over a year of trying to get a power wheelchair, Wendi finally got one on August 10, 2022, paid for by Medicaid. During all that time, her ability to walk worsened considerably, making it easier for them to approve the chair.

Now we needed a mobility van, with a wheelchair ramp, to accommodate the new chair. I had to take money from my IRA to do this because insurance doesn’t cover it. We were able to order one through A&J Mobility, but it wouldn’t arrive until September 13; meanwhile, our old 2001 Dodge Grand Caravan broke down, so we had no working vehicle from August 20 until the new van arrived.

A guy bought the old van for salvage on September 24 but was unable to get it moved until September 27.

May 21, 2022

Oo’s Picture Place is fully up to date for now. All of the original pictures (2004 and earlier) have finally been restored, and I’ve added photos from 2020, 2021, and 2022. There probably won’t be very much from any years that are missing, but even those won’t be posted for some time.

Oo’s Writings has been caught up since April 21 of this year. Find the latest additions at the Old “News” Posts page.

April 28, 2022

I’ve added a new link to an old site, at the bottom of the Laughs cover page. Since most people will never spot it, I’ve decided to post it here too:

Weird “oo” site (was featured in USA Today on November 17, 1998)

In addition, I’ve added the following pages, from stuff I found in my files:

Counting the Days

from December 10, 2023

15,030 days since Wendi and I were married
(October 16, 1982)
1,534 days since my retirement
(September 28, 2019)
655 days of the Russian invasion of Ukraine
which began on February 24, 2022
275 days since our cat Buddy was born
(March 10, 2023)
120 days until the next total solar eclipse in the U.S.
(April 8, 2024)