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Psychopoesie

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Re: Your own personal mysteries.
« Reply #1935 on: July 15, 2013, 11:45:45 PM »
Reading this thread made me remember the mystery of the missing doll case.

Growing up, I had a lovely Sindy doll case (like the one pictured in this blog. http://virginiaknitting.blogspot.com.au/2011_09_01_archive.html ).  I took it with me everywhere, and made bedding for the dolls that slept there (barbie, Luke Skywalker & a bionic woman doll - Sindy herself was retired after I cut her hair a little too short). It went with me everywhere & even when I'd grown out of playing with dolls, I kept it in a special place in my bedroom.

When I moved out of home and thousands of km away to start uni, it stayed in my old bedroom. I only went back home for brief visits. At some point, I noticed it was missing & the search commenced. What happened was a complete mystery. Mum swore she had not given it away to anyone in my absence or thrown it out. When mum ended up moving house, figured it would turn up during the packing. Felt a bit sad when it didn't.

On the bright side, a few of the other childhood toys that meant a great deal to me did survive. Some of them sit on top of my bookcase and watch over my library. Others have been given to another generation of family to love.

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« Reply #1936 on: July 16, 2013, 12:50:57 AM »
We had two.

My mother swore that people were knocking on the front door in the middle of the night. She would get up, go to the door, and find no one there...but the knocking was loud enough to wake her up even though she was taking a sleeping pill. 2 am is an odd time for even teenagers to be out, it's a nice neighborhood, if they were up to no good (burlgars etc) they wouldn't knock, or wouldn't just knock and go away. We were mystified.

She also was always totally ticked off that 'the doctor's office NEVER calls me back!'. She complained many times about it. I knew she was calling the doctor's office, so I thought she should be getting calls back, so I was upset over it too. She had an answering machine, so she could get messages even when she was out at dialysis, but it was rare that she got a message.

Well, she passed away last August. We were sitting in the family room after the funeral, talking about how it went, and talked about how surprised we were that we hadn't heard from one uncle and cousin, (they hadn't attended), when we got a message that the Comcast voice mail was full....'what Comcast voice mail!?" We dialed the numbers as prompted, and listened through 175 messages, 90% from the doctor's office she swore never called her back, along with the relatives that didn't come, asking for directions to the funeral. Oh, boy. I apologized to the relatives, and the doctor's office.

I went back to the house to clean it out and on the November trip we turned on the heat for the first time. At 2 am precisely every night (until I got the system bled) the pipes BANGED 8-10 times in a row as it kicked in. The door-pounding mystery solved....wish I could tell her.

Who would have guessed either thing?  ;)


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Re: Your own personal mysteries.
« Reply #1937 on: July 16, 2013, 03:37:33 AM »
Where did the little grey kitten that's sitting on my lap come from?

1. My dad found him in the feedshed
2. He was able to be picked up and not bite or hiss or scratch
3. He's not a stray, based on his behaviour
4. He's settled in as if he's always lived here

Could've been dumped, but he would have to have been dumped in the last few weeks, and we have no idea how old little Ghostie Grey is. I'm taking it as a sign that he was meant to be my cat.

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Moonie

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Re: Your own personal mysteries.
« Reply #1938 on: July 16, 2013, 11:39:46 AM »
I'm pretty sure he was left there by angels.

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« Reply #1939 on: July 16, 2013, 04:50:43 PM »
Where are my totally awesome cowboy boots?  I haven't seen them since I moved from my house-share in North Carolina, shipped all my stuff to my parent's house, and went to Europe for the summer.  Everything else made it, why not the boots?

It's been 16 years, I still miss those boots.  They were so comfortable.

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« Reply #1940 on: July 16, 2013, 05:42:40 PM »
I'm pretty sure he was left there by angels.

That's Ghostie's story, and he's sticking to it.
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Re: Your own personal mysteries.
« Reply #1941 on: July 17, 2013, 08:47:56 PM »
How did my eleven-month-old daughter pull the string out of my coupon organizer?

I have a coupon organizer that is held shut by a string looped around it.  The string has a toggle at each end that goes through a hole on the cover of the organizer.  (It kind of looks like this: http://www.amazon.com/Coupon-Organizer-Receipt-Holder-Wallet/dp/B008657JSM/ref=sr_1_48?s=home-garden&ie=UTF8&qid=1374111899&sr=1-48&keywords=coupon+organizer) I was looking through coupons earlier tonight and DD started playing with the string.  After a few moments I noticed the string felt odd and I looked down to see that one end had been pulled out of the hole.  Just as I looked at her, she pulled the other end out.  Of course I took the string away so she couldn't swallow it or anything like that, and proceeded to try to pull the string back through the hole.

It wouldn't fit.  No matter how hard I pushed, I could not make either toggle fit through the hole.  DH couldn't do it, either.  Not even with pliers.

How the heck did DD manage this?  And effortlessly--she was barely pulling on the string!  :o
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« Reply #1942 on: July 17, 2013, 08:55:09 PM »
^^^ That is the law of children.

If it can be broken, it will be broken.  Sort of falls in the same category of, if it's child proof and you as an adult can't get it open, hand it to a kid.
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Re: Your own personal mysteries.
« Reply #1943 on: July 18, 2013, 06:59:22 AM »
Here's a photo of Ghostie

« Last Edit: July 18, 2013, 07:01:53 AM by Mad Goat Woman »

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« Reply #1944 on: July 18, 2013, 10:45:16 AM »
Is he as soft as he looks?  It might be just the way the light is in the picture but it looks like all his toes have some white.
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Re: Your own personal mysteries.
« Reply #1945 on: July 18, 2013, 01:40:15 PM »
What an adorable kitty cat!  I love those soft gray kitties with a little white on them. 
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« Reply #1946 on: July 18, 2013, 01:46:26 PM »
I have a gray kitty also, and he has very soft fur. Ghostie is a very dapper guy!

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« Reply #1947 on: July 18, 2013, 05:50:43 PM »
Yes, he really is as soft as he looks, and he's extremely gentle, unlike my other cat who is a half-feral monster who will bite me at every chance she gets...

From what I've seen of Russian Blues when I look online, I suspect he might have some of that in him.

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« Reply #1948 on: July 18, 2013, 06:22:40 PM »
My mother's wireless doorbell goes off when someone presses the button at her neighbour's house.

There were a couple of weeks when, after we had a new garage door opener installed, LDH would yell at me for not closing the garage door . . . he found the door open in the morning when he left for work.

I KNOW! I closed the darned thing! I stood by and watch while it closed. All the way! Not like there was anything in the path so that it bounced back up.

One day, I just came inside . . . after making sure the garage door was fully closed . . . and heard the garage door opening.

I ran outside in time to see neighbor (2 houses down) pulling into his driveway.

I have no clue as to why I though of this, but I grabbed the garage remote from my car and walked to his house. He was just leaving his garage as his door went down.

Me: Hey, Neighbor. Do you mind if I try something?

I explained the story, pushed my garage door opener button and sure enough, his garage door went up.

It turns out that we bought the same brand/type opener that he had in his garage and neither one of us changed the pass-code frequency thingy. We both just kept it at the factory default setting.




Maybe something like that is going on with your mom's doorbell?

Check into the security/pass code settings.


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« Reply #1949 on: July 19, 2013, 12:02:57 PM »
Why is it that EVERY time I fall asleep in the living room (on the couch, in the recliner, even on the floor), I always find myself suddenly wide awake at 4:30 a.m.?  There's no alarm set, or any appliance that kicks on at that time.  This doesn't happen when I manage to make it to my actual bed.  I just find it odd.