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Bits n pieces [Nov. 29th, 2006|11:49 pm]
spinthemoon
Back to work today. I even managed to get quite a bit accomplished. Of course, if I were actually scripting my life I would have left out the part where I had to work until 7:00 and then haul myself up four flights of stairs to cross over to the other elevator bank when the lone "working" elevator on my side stopped on my floor and started vibrating while the doors acted like they were playing the accordian in a Weird Al video.

I know, I know...four flights of stairs doesn't sound like much to you, but you need to remember that I'm a slug. An old, tired, still-recovering-from-icky-bugs slug.

One thing I forgot to mention earlier is that the house is still protesting our making it to the six-year mark. The other night we heard an odd sound, like something had gotten knocked over. But all the kids were accounted for, and it didn't sound like it came from the attic, where the possums are still frolicking with great abandon and absolutely no regard for our 6:01 am wake-up call.

Turns out it was a blade from the ceiling fan in the bedroom. Just fell right off. Not worked itself loose - fell off. As in, the metal part holding the blade to the motor just sheared. Kinda like the front door did almost exactly a year ago. Only, the front door made at least a little bit of sense, since we were having to tug on it really hard. As far as I know, no one has been tugging on the ceiling fan. As far as I know. But what do I know? The good news is that the fan wasn't running when it happened, so the blade wasn't flung across the room, where it might have broken something valuable, like the lamp I got on sale for $7.99 .  With this house, you learn to be thankful for the little things.
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From: (Anonymous)
2006-11-30 06:47 am (UTC)
Hey, I'm not poo-poohing four flights of stairs, sister. From my chair, I'd say you're looking like Olympic athelete material.

I wish I had some advice on the house thing - though it does make for some REALLY GOOD blog material. Thank God the fan was off! Who checks the fan blades before turning on the dang fan? Sheesh!

Milli
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From: misty_bay
2006-11-30 12:26 pm (UTC)

You uh...

haven't smudged the place yet have you? Me thinks this whole 'haunting' thing is a ruse to get the most for your homeowner insurance dollars. :O) Or...your just trying to get that show there. (Can't for the life of me think of the name of it.)

If your a slug, I am too. See...I would have had necessities set aside to prepare for staying the night just to avoid walking 4 flights of stairs. And no...I don't walk up the escalator. I ride it.

Don't judge me.
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[User Picture]From: marshmelococoa
2006-11-30 01:13 pm (UTC)
ghosts.
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From: misty_bay
2006-12-01 03:45 am (UTC)

Is that the one

where they just set up their equipment and wait? I've learned not to watch that one when I'm alone in my house.

I wish I had more experience. I would love to tap into some energy we've sensed here in my home.

With my luck I'd awake Satan himself or summin'.

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[User Picture]From: aims814
2006-11-30 01:51 pm (UTC)
Good to hear that you were able to go to work and got a lot accomplished. I can't say anything about the four flights of stairs. I'd probably have to stop and take breaks between floors, the way I feel these days.

As for the house, I think I would show it that I was going to win the 6-year battle. Maybe you'll break the curse, if there is one.
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From: (Anonymous)
2006-11-30 10:36 pm (UTC)

Shades of Felipe Moyez & Cabrito Burritos

Ah...ummm. This Fan Incident sounds like the House just threw down the gauntlet and expects the Clan of the Red-Headed Celtic Warrior Women to react accordingly.

I would be curious to know what everyone else here that writes on Spinning Moon's blog thinks about what should be done about the Things in the House, if there are such. I would also like to know what all the rest of the residents of the House think about what's going on there, are they alarmed at all or do they even believe that there's actually a problem? Because this policy of denial, "Oh, nothing really bad will happen! It's probably just our collective imaginations..."

It's just that I've been reading Spinning Moon's blog almost from it's inception and I've noticed a strong pattern, which seems to be escalating, of accidents, of appliances "going out" at the worst possible moments seemingly just for the sheer spite of it, and even worse, semi-constant maladies that seem to directly target Spinning Moon and The Boy. In my mind they are the two strongest personalities in and of their Clan, or maybe they're just the most vulnerable. I don't know what's to be done, or what's believed in here. The Moon is Full on Monday. If it were me, I would hit the Yellow Pages and seek out the gadzillion Bontanicas that are in the area and go through one by one, explaining the situation, asking for advice and help and taking it seriously.

Of course, if this were a movie (Julia Roberts plays Spinning Moon) someone would have already said something about "crossing the beams".

Argh.

Off my soapbox and shutting up now AGAIN,

Kes

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From: misty_bay
2006-12-01 03:43 am (UTC)

It does appear

that the *house* is getting more and more aggressive as the 6 year mark approaches.

And, in the way Spin describes it, it's almost as if you can 'feel' it's frustration at none of the other methods doing the trick. Actually, I'm imagining a toddler throwing it's toys at the wall in the middle of a meltdown.

I'm not sensing a real urge to do harm, but your right. The gauntlet has been thrown down.

And we wait for the next move.....
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From: (Anonymous)
2006-12-01 08:08 am (UTC)

Re: Shades of Felipe Moyez & Cabrito Burritos

Me being me...I'd want to know who owned the house previously. Or the land before there was a house. What's the history there?

I gotta hang with Bliss on this one as far as the power of house (or whatever inhabits it from time to time) is concerned. I'd be actively evicting those mofos though not through botanicals. Dare I suggest an exorcism? Yes, I do.

Milli
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From: blissonbliss
2006-12-01 02:08 am (UTC)
Hey, I'm really liking the Kess Spin on the Spinthemoon blog. Heh. I made a funny. But yes I see it. The House getting all uppity and all, maybe escalating, maybe not. But the House is definitely struggling for relevance. And the Spinthemoon family goes Bleh. Which is what I would do. The House has only so much power. Only as much as the living will give it. One could take the falling fan blade as a threat. As in, see if you turned me on, I would have had your head. But no one did. And the House keeps making threats. And the Family goes Bleh. And eventually, won't the House just give up, Kess?
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From: (Anonymous)
2006-12-01 11:50 pm (UTC)

Spoke My Piece and Counted Three...

In the best-case scenario, maybe the House or the Occupying Entities Therein would eventually get bored with the Family, but to just give up after having ousted HOW many tenants before this one??? I would really like to think so and hope so, but I don't. It doesn't make sense. And, if whatever is there, is bound in some occult fashion to that place, that piece of property or land for whatever unknown reason, then they can't leave it. And they have all the time in the world in which to plot other ways and means to get the Family off and away from that which they consider to be theirs. I think they would up the ante.

Kes,
about to have her Hiro fix
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[User Picture]From: aims814
2006-12-01 02:11 pm (UTC)
Hmmm ... very interesting. I'd definitely say that it seems the house has some sort of "energy" present, not that I am an expert, I just happen to believe in the supernatural. Do you ever have things to vanish and then later, you find them exactly where you've been looking? Have you guys been remodeling? I've heard that sometimes "they" don't like that. :-/
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