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Fliss

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Re: Your own personal mysteries.
« Reply #2145 on: April 24, 2014, 09:48:28 PM »

How, with two ravenous hounds in the house, did I wake up this morning to find the white of half a boiled egg next to my pillow? The yolk was nowhere to be found.

If the Demons have learnt to open the fridge, boil the water, and make their own eggs, I may have a problem.

Were there Easter Egg Hunts in your area?  Could be a leftover egg someone didn't find this weekend.

They never leave the yard unattended, certainly not at night. And we don't do easter, so no eggs to find.

We think we've solved it. The PIC gave them an egg each before he went to bed, and Max might have decided to bring the half with him for a pre-dawn snack. He's not allowed to, but the PIC says he might not have realised he hadn't eaten it. But why he only ate half and left the white ungobbled is out of character.
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Re: Your own personal mysteries.
« Reply #2146 on: April 24, 2014, 10:54:05 PM »
When my oldest son was a toddler, I gave him a bottle (baby bottle, when still drank out of those) of milk when we were at my mother's house for the night.  It was a bigger bottle, like the 9 oz kind.  Filled up the thing.  He took it and toddled off.  Shortly after that, we looked for the bottle and couldn't find it.   Looked all over, and could NOT find it.

He's 14 now, and we NEVER found that bottle.

And I asked my mother later that week if she found the bottle.  Nope, she never did.  And yes, we checked the garbage.  I thought for sure we'd find it at some point, because hey, it was milk, and it would obviously start smelling pretty soon if it was left out.  But no, we never found it.  My mother has since passed away, and we cleaned out her house to sell it.  Never found that bottle.  And it still bugs me.

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Re: Your own personal mysteries.
« Reply #2147 on: April 25, 2014, 12:48:04 AM »
I know it's not such a mystery, but how does a 14 year old boy, 5'9, blow through the fridge like Godzilla and lose weight?  Where does it go?  And how is he getting any nourishment, the atmosphere?

(Yep, this is picky eater I wrote about earlier.  A year ago, he ate maybe five foods.  Now, he's still a picky eater: If it's food, he picks it  ;D). 

ETA: Doctor says he's doing great, no worries.
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Re: Your own personal mysteries.
« Reply #2148 on: April 25, 2014, 02:19:01 AM »
stargazer, I had forgotten about the dead singleton on the hall runner when I initially posted. Anyway, I checked the traps the other day, and one trap was missing! Then all evening I heard tapping & rattling in the storage area under the stairs, which is packed with boxes - something was caught by (probably) the tail.* Noises had stopped by the next morning, but the trap has not re-appeared. And, while searching for the missing trap, I found the entry point and I am now plugging it up with steel wool.

*because if it was caught by a paw/leg, it would have screeched to high heaven, trust me.
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Re: Your own personal mysteries.
« Reply #2149 on: April 25, 2014, 03:18:18 PM »

...   We think we've solved it. The PIC gave them an egg each before he went to bed, and Max might have decided to bring the half with him for a pre-dawn snack. He's not allowed to, but the PIC says he might not have realised he hadn't eaten it. But why he only ate half and left the white ungobbled is out of character.

No ... he saved half and brought it to you to share it with you!  What a sweet dog!   ;)

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Re: Your own personal mysteries.
« Reply #2150 on: April 25, 2014, 05:09:39 PM »
Excuse me: what is PIC?

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Re: Your own personal mysteries.
« Reply #2151 on: April 25, 2014, 08:34:51 PM »
Excuse me: what is PIC?

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Re: Your own personal mysteries.
« Reply #2152 on: April 26, 2014, 09:29:41 PM »
When my oldest son was a toddler, I gave him a bottle (baby bottle, when still drank out of those) of milk when we were at my mother's house for the night.  It was a bigger bottle, like the 9 oz kind.  Filled up the thing.  He took it and toddled off.  Shortly after that, we looked for the bottle and couldn't find it.   Looked all over, and could NOT find it.

He's 14 now, and we NEVER found that bottle.

And I asked my mother later that week if she found the bottle.  Nope, she never did.  And yes, we checked the garbage.  I thought for sure we'd find it at some point, because hey, it was milk, and it would obviously start smelling pretty soon if it was left out.  But no, we never found it.  My mother has since passed away, and we cleaned out her house to sell it.  Never found that bottle.  And it still bugs me.

This is my theory
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Little_Girl_Lost_%28The_Twilight_Zone%29

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Re: Your own personal mysteries.
« Reply #2153 on: April 26, 2014, 11:23:29 PM »
Why the heck did I think I heard my co - worker's very distinctive voice call my name when he was too far away to call to me other than by walkie - talkie, and he didn't have one?
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Re: Your own personal mysteries.
« Reply #2154 on: April 27, 2014, 12:48:19 AM »
When my oldest son was a toddler, I gave him a bottle (baby bottle, when still drank out of those) of milk when we were at my mother's house for the night.  It was a bigger bottle, like the 9 oz kind.  Filled up the thing.  He took it and toddled off.  Shortly after that, we looked for the bottle and couldn't find it.   Looked all over, and could NOT find it.

He's 14 now, and we NEVER found that bottle.

And I asked my mother later that week if she found the bottle.  Nope, she never did.  And yes, we checked the garbage.  I thought for sure we'd find it at some point, because hey, it was milk, and it would obviously start smelling pretty soon if it was left out.  But no, we never found it.  My mother has since passed away, and we cleaned out her house to sell it.  Never found that bottle.  And it still bugs me.

This is my theory
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Little_Girl_Lost_%28The_Twilight_Zone%29
My mother said that episode scared her so much that she had to go and check to make sure her children were all in their beds where they were supposed to be!

My current mystery:  DH and I came home from a trip to see my family last month and found a pair of prescription glasses on the front doorstep.  No idea how they got there or who they belong to.  They certainly don't belong to us, because our glasses don't leave our faces except in bed; they don't belong to any of our children or grandchildren, nor any of the SCA people using our backyard archery range while we were gone.
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Re: Your own personal mysteries.
« Reply #2155 on: April 27, 2014, 09:46:44 AM »
When my oldest son was a toddler, I gave him a bottle (baby bottle, when still drank out of those) of milk when we were at my mother's house for the night.  It was a bigger bottle, like the 9 oz kind.  Filled up the thing.  He took it and toddled off.  Shortly after that, we looked for the bottle and couldn't find it.   Looked all over, and could NOT find it.

He's 14 now, and we NEVER found that bottle.

And I asked my mother later that week if she found the bottle.  Nope, she never did.  And yes, we checked the garbage.  I thought for sure we'd find it at some point, because hey, it was milk, and it would obviously start smelling pretty soon if it was left out.  But no, we never found it.  My mother has since passed away, and we cleaned out her house to sell it.  Never found that bottle.  And it still bugs me.

This is my theory
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Little_Girl_Lost_%28The_Twilight_Zone%29
My mother said that episode scared her so much that she had to go and check to make sure her children were all in their beds where they were supposed to be!

My current mystery:  DH and I came home from a trip to see my family last month and found a pair of prescription glasses on the front doorstep.  No idea how they got there or who they belong to.  They certainly don't belong to us, because our glasses don't leave our faces except in bed; they don't belong to any of our children or grandchildren, nor any of the SCA people using our backyard archery range while we were gone.

Regarding this glasses, I'm betting someone found them on the sidewalk and out them there hoping they belonged to someone in your house.
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Re: Your own personal mysteries.
« Reply #2156 on: April 27, 2014, 06:34:32 PM »
Our personal mystery is…..Ghost Kitteh!

We just moved into our new house in September.  About 2 weeks later, when I was going to sleep, I noticed that it felt like my cat was walking around on the bed.  Problem was, she wasn’t in the room.  And on the rare occasions when we do let her sleep on the bed, she doesn’t ever move, she just lays there.

So one night DH and I actually went to bed at the same time, something that rarely happens.  And it felt like Ridley was walking around.  I asked DH, “Do you feel that?  I thought Ridley wasn’t in the room.” 

A couple minutes later, DH groggily says, “Oh.My.God, this whole time I thought I was nuts.   You really feel it too?!?!  It totally feels like she’s walking around, and I know for a fact that she’s sleeping in her tree right now.” 

So we’re not nuts (well, that can be proven) and we are now convinced that we have a ghost cat.  I think we should name her Bernice.

So that's where Patches is!

My brother, as an adult, used to sleep in the basement. He said that from time to time it would feel like one of the cats was walking around on his bed or sleeping at the end of it. But he would never see a cat there when he looked. He named the ghost cat Patches, and she intermittently visited him until our family moved away. He will be glad to know she found a nice new home.
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Re: Your own personal mysteries.
« Reply #2157 on: April 27, 2014, 10:34:42 PM »
When my oldest son was a toddler, I gave him a bottle (baby bottle, when still drank out of those) of milk when we were at my mother's house for the night.  It was a bigger bottle, like the 9 oz kind.  Filled up the thing.  He took it and toddled off.  Shortly after that, we looked for the bottle and couldn't find it.   Looked all over, and could NOT find it.

He's 14 now, and we NEVER found that bottle.

And I asked my mother later that week if she found the bottle.  Nope, she never did.  And yes, we checked the garbage.  I thought for sure we'd find it at some point, because hey, it was milk, and it would obviously start smelling pretty soon if it was left out.  But no, we never found it.  My mother has since passed away, and we cleaned out her house to sell it.  Never found that bottle.  And it still bugs me.

This is my theory
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Little_Girl_Lost_%28The_Twilight_Zone%29
My mother said that episode scared her so much that she had to go and check to make sure her children were all in their beds where they were supposed to be!

My current mystery:  DH and I came home from a trip to see my family last month and found a pair of prescription glasses on the front doorstep.  No idea how they got there or who they belong to.  They certainly don't belong to us, because our glasses don't leave our faces except in bed; they don't belong to any of our children or grandchildren, nor any of the SCA people using our backyard archery range while we were gone.

Regarding this glasses, I'm betting someone found them on the sidewalk and out them there hoping they belonged to someone in your house.
Possible, but there's no sidewalk.  People do walk along the street, though.   DH has queried the archers, and no one there that week found them. 
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Re: Your own personal mysteries.
« Reply #2158 on: April 28, 2014, 12:49:31 PM »
Where did my apartment key card go to?

I was leaving for a trip several weeks ago, and decided to run *one last errand* (fatal, I know). I have to use the key card to get into and to exit the parking garage, and to enter the building by the front door.

I took the key card out of my purse, and opened the parking garage door to exit.

When I returned, no key card. I searched my purse. I searched the car. I went back to the store, searched all the aisles I had been in, and around where I'd parked. No key card.

I inveigled a very nice woman to loan me her card, so I could park my car, and get into my building, because the superintended was off duty, and the contact number he'd left said "What do you want me to do? I can't replace your card."

I managed to get everything done about 5 minutes before the taxi arrived to take me to the airport. But the key card has not returned, even though I've bought a new one (replacing things usually makes the lost ones reappear, but not this time).

Still have no idea where else it could have gotten itself. (The last time I lost one was in my apartment, when I dropped one and it disappeared. Turns out it had slid through the crack of my closed closet door, then under my largest suitcase.)
On the other end of that spectrum, I had to have some recall work done on my car that required them to take out the center console between the two front seats. The mechanic found two debit cards belonging to the previous owners inside. Wanting to be sure that didn't happen to us, DH and I spent about an hour thoroughly inspecting said console for how that happened. We could find no possible way to have done it on purpose, much less have it happen accidently.

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Re: Your own personal mysteries.
« Reply #2159 on: May 31, 2014, 09:15:42 AM »
How do appliances/cars know when I have saved up some cash for something I want/need? 

I struggled to get cash for a new fridge...didn't NEED it, but it is old and may go soon.

The same day I said I was buying the fridge, the whole exhaust system fell out of the car.  I still have the old fridge.

I'd finally made some headway on my credit cards...which was when both air conditioners decided to go.  At once.  Both of them just a few months past their warrantees.  All the work I'd put in on the credit cards?  Back on with interest.

Got some cash together to refresh my wardrobe...and there went the air conditioner on the car. 

Got a refund from Uncle Sam...was going to put it towards a semi new car.  Surprise!  I had to make emergency trips to my family and the subsequent trouble with having to change my airline reservations twice, me paying for my groceries (and my father's...this is never going to change) and so forth...ate up most of the refund...the rest I put on--you guessed it--the darned credit cards.  (Ok, this is family and not appliances....but I hadn't said a word to them about the refund...the universe conspired against me, I guess.)

And yesterday, when I had decided that I could still reduce my debt (five figures spread across three cards) and was nearing my first financial goal in that respect (and save a little money toward new glasses)....the car engine started smoking so badly I had to pull over and get the tow service to come and get me.  I've been driving for at least two days without antifreeze!  There was no warning, there were no stains in the driveway or anywhere else....it's just gone.  Lord knows what I've done to the engine.....

And this, too, will have to go on the credit card I thought I was (finally) going to pay off this month.

Seriously, how do they know?????
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