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Date Posted: Fri, February 23 2024, 11:44:32
Author: Betsy BFS
Subject: QOTD for Friday, 2/23/24

This is a late post. I did notice nothing was posted, so I am now posting. Late.

I am back in school!! I'm learning how to do all the "stuff" that was on David's plate. I'm NOT on the dean's list. There is a very good reason I don't know anything, but I won't go into it now.

Read this with humor. To me, it's funny...

The latest disaster to take residence on Betsy's List of the Unknown, is the boiler circulation pump not working. Do not groan. It's a lesson I really didn't want to know, but I need to. After three (3) visits and two new parts, the service man, who is the owner of the business, was smuggly explaining everything that was going on to me. Now, I don't usually pull the My Husband Dropped Dead card, but halfway through his diatribe , I stopped him and said "Just stop. I have no idea what you're saying. Boiler's for Dummies is beyond my skill set. My husband dropped dead (and I pantomimed a person , eyes crossed --for effect--hitting the floor in a heap,) and this was his realm.... Sorry I haven't stopped to learn about my boiler. Do not assume I understand one word you're saying." At that point, it finally sunk in that I truly didn't have a clue, he got nice, and explained it all out slowly and in language I understood. I think I may be at the pre-school level now.

Service call number four will be happening as soon as the part arrives. We've been playing Little House on the Prairie for a week. "Little House, etc." is our family's code for SNAFU. I think I saw David, head in his hands, moving it back and forth. I Can't tell if it's shaking in laughter or OMG, Betsy!

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ The following quote is from 'Go Tell The Bees That I Am Gone," by Diana Gabaldon. Chapter 126, "When I go to Sleep at night., I die." Copyright 2021, by Diana Gabaldon. All rights reserved.

That's what a ley line IS," she said patiently. "The electromagnetism in the earch runs in parallel bands, the bands alternate in the direction of their magnetic current. Though it's not totally neat and tidy, of course. The diverge and overlap and like that. Haven't I told you this stuff before?"

"Possibly." He abandoned his half-formed romantic intentions, with a sense of regret. "But the ley lines I know about are...I don't know what you'd call them, in terms of classification. Folklore, ancient builder stuff? At least in the British Isles, if you go looking for ancient hill forts and churches that are probably built on much older sites of worship and....well, things like standing stones, you often find that you can draw a straight ... very straight , in most cases, as though it had been surveyed---line through two or three or four such sites. Archeologists call those ley lines---though some fold call them spirit walks, because the dead are thought to....Oh,my God."

A brief, uncontrollable shudder ran through him.

"Goose walking on your grave?" she asked, sympathy slightly marred by a look of satisfaction.

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[> Nothing wrong with saying, I don’t get it! Glad your plumber took the time and hope the part comes soon. A boiler is a MAJOR appliance but I’ve done some repairs on the washer, dryer and dishwasher that I used to pay for by looking up symptoms on YouTube. I had heard of ley lines but didn’t really get what they were until I read this explanation. Is it Bri to Roger here? -- Kathy in PA, Sat, February 24 2024, 4:51:56

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[> [> Yes. This is Bri and Roger talking about a theory of how some people can go through the stones. The whole discussion made my head blow up. Bri shares a Maybe This Is How it Works with Roger. I did look at You Tube, a trusty reference for almost everything, but it didn't really make sense to me. I can wrap my brain around theories of Time Travel, but boilers make no sense. Kathy, I owe you a letter. I won't go into details here, but it's been on my mind for weeks ?Months? now. -- Betsy BFS, Sat, February 24 2024, 12:15:15

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[> [> [> Oh no you don’t. A note was the only way I could give you a hug. ❤️ -- Kathy in PA, Sun, February 25 2024, 12:22:05

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[> 35 years ago I went on a "crinkle tour" with my mother (average age 68+ and we had an 18 yo on the trip to lower the age!) to England, Ireland, and Scotland. Our tour guide was awesome, and when we were at Stonehenge, she explained about ley lines. When she started there was only about half our group (maybe 15) around her, when she ended there were close to 50 people listening. It was really interesting! And Betsy, my mechanical and technical knowledge is less than stellar, because my husband can do almost anything! -- Janet, Sat, February 24 2024, 10:35:58

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[> [> You must have had a fabulous trip! I think often, people flock to hear about anything "out there" or gory. Humans. We're a strange lot. -- Betsy BFS, Sat, February 24 2024, 12:20:35

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