[Homestead] Rare Vijing-era shield found...
Bunjov at aol.com
Bunjov at aol.com
Sat Sep 20 01:13:22 EDT 2008
I love the lyrics! Whoever wrote them seems to have had their hadron
I'll tell ya something, though -
When I moved in here last December, the lower "level" (a 3" step up/down)
was carpeted in old - but still nice - area rugs with a Southwestern motif that
I really liked. The upper level, where the bedroom and the office are, was
covered with large green carpet squares, the kind you cut to fit. It looked
Then came the flood of '08. This being such an old place - the under-sink
cabinet in the kitchen was so nasty that I just put a hook-and-eye on it so the
cats would get in there, and then forgot about it.
One night last March - since I usually only sleep 1-1/2 to 2 hrs at a
stretch, I awoke and headed for the kitchen, only to find myself ankle deep in
water. A pipe had burst under the sink...where the faucet had a chronic leak.
There was no water turn-off valve, and I didn't know where the outside shut-off
was. Landlord was away - no way to reach him.
To make a long story longer, I ended up with a flashlight in my teeth,
punching a hole in the front door screen, and hooking up my garden hose to the
faucet to send the water outside before it got to the 'real' furniture and my
books - oh my gosh - piled all over, some on the floor.
My point being, and to get back on subject, I had to spend the next days
taking up the area rugs, and the green carpet tiles, and discovered that -
underneath - was a plank floor - no underlayment, no plywood - just 2x8's (or so)
with some pretty healthy knotholes where you can look right down to the
ground underneath the bungalow.
I kinda liked that. I just don't walk around without shoes in, and I keep an
eye on the cats (they tell me when something is imminently arriving into the
living room from below). I figure I'm in an excellent place for Borrowers and
Little People. Just gotta keep an eye on the cats and teach them to treat
Little People like big ones.
Sometimes I see the cats, in the middle of the night, gathered in a circle
around one or another of the knotholes, on their stomachs, ears at attention
but other wise calm and with folded-in paws, and there they remain - for long,
long periods of time. I have gone outside with a flashlight, and looked
underneath the bungalow, and see nothing - and, when I come back inside, that cats
I finally give up and go back to bed, and have decided to buy all-cotton
socks from now on.
In a message dated 9/19/2008 9:21:41 P.M. Pacific Standard Time,
erthnsky at bellsouth.net writes:
Well, I know.
They cross over into another dimension of space and time.
It is a little known fact that the LHC is actually a device that locates
and retrieves those lost hairpins and lost socks, also known as
anti-matter domestica. The LHC spins up, creating a huge magnetic force
that sucks the metal pins and the static-laden socks right back into
this dimension. :)
The LHC Rap lyrics state so... ;)
> LHCb sees where the antimatter’s gone
> ALICE looks at collisions of lead ions
> CMS and ATLAS are two of a kind
> They’re looking for whatever new particles they can find.
> The LHC accelerates the protons and the lead
> And the things that it discovers will rock you in the head.
> Geez Louise, Sandy. Have you not read about the Borrowers and the Little
> People <g> They're not evil, they simply have a need for things one
> put away properly <<bg>>
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: <Bunjov at aol.com>
>> This does not explain why the washer seems to eat my socks. Or why one
>> out of bobbypins and paperclips, when one lives alone and is not in the
>> of making hairdos or doing paperwork off the premises. I can't blame the
>> cats - their hair isn't long enough and they can't read. There is
>> something evil
>> out there armed with a tiny magnet, and it comes after dark and runs off
>> with my stuff. It doesn't go bump in the night, but it wears mis-matched
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