Friday, August 7, 2009

Today four things happened that have never happened before

(Actually it was yesterday, but who's counting.)

1.  I read a book.  With two round pieces of magnifying glass perched to the end of my nose.  

And you wouldn't believe how much bigger and bolder and clearer the words on the page were. I didn't realize words could be that . . . focused.   

Which means I'm officially an old lady. 

2.  I found two cans of Code Red Mountain Dew hidden underneath the fish tank.  

Remember Juice Box?  

That student from my night class who gave me a whole case of Code Red back in March? Apparently I got through all my research papers before I polished them off and now I have not one, but two precious Code Red to help me numb my emotional root canal.  

3.  A former student dropped by my office to say goodbye, and btw, "thanks for changing my life." 

(Okay, I'll admit that has happened before, but never with a Brittish accent.)  

hee hee  

(Get your mind out of the gutter, Sandi, I inspired him to become an English major, for goodness sake.)

It's just too bad that he ain't a smokin' hot vampire (and that I'm an old lady with a Code Red dependency).

4.  My hub and I got into a tiff about a haunted house.

See I grew up in a haunted house.  

It wasn't blatant--like I never woke up at 3:15 a.m or saw a pig man staring at me through my bedroom window--but the creepy factor was through the roof, (and the basement.)  Let's just say the hair on the back of my neck would stand at attention whenever I raced past the fiery furnace and bolted up the back porch stairs.

I believe what happens in a house stays in a house.  You get me? 

Energy lingers, like dust  Especially intense energy.   And how do you wipe away energy dust?

So what would you do if you got a tip about a great house for sale where a violent act was committed?  

An extremely violent act.  The kind of violent act that makes you cringe every time your mind skitters past the thought of it.    

My hub doesn't think it's an issue.  "It's 5,000 square feet!"  He keeps telling me.  "In an incredible neighborhood." 

"BUT IT'S FULL OF PAIN AND SADNESS!" I keep saying.  "Every room in that house must be in shock and awe." 

It would take more than Mozart and pixie dust to clear the bad karma, am I right?  

Please advise.  You can't get to know a house at first glance, right?   So how do you know if it's haunted without dating it, taking it camping with you, or bringing it home to meet your parents?


Kristina P. said...

See, had I been doing this post about things that have never happened before, I could have stopped at reading a book. The end.

Melanie J said...

Oooh, that's a hard one. I believe in energy ghosts. But...(and let's forgive me right now for getting all spiritual and stuff) I also believe that if you dedicate a home with a priesthood blessing that you believe in with all your whole heart, it replaces the bad energy.

Um, but I'd probably burn some anti-ghost incense in suspect corners from time to time. Just sayin'.

DeNae said...

I was about to advise a priesthood blessing, but that darn righteous Melanie beat me to it.

I do think 'stuff' lingers. Remember the "Land of desolation" in the B of M? But if the scriptures are to be believed, and let's go ahead and say that they are, then it's the goodness and faith of the people that make a place habitable.

So fire up the priesthood, Crash, and hold to the rod!!

(BTW, I wouldn't buy a 5,000 square foot house unless it came with a live-in maid, or better yet, one like the Jetsons had that was a robot and didn't have to be paid or fed and was on duty 24/7)

Jillybean said...

That house in our neighborhood is still available, and as far as I know, it isn't haunted.

I am LoW said...

I couldn't move into a house like that. Not even if it were up for sale for $1.

Just sayin.

Emily Anne Leyland ( Art-n-Sewl) said...

No flippin way would I move there. Watch yourself a few episodes of Ghosthunters and listen to a few of their theories. I believe a priesthood blessing would help, but the acts that happened there would never leave your mind. Email me more specifics, I'm curious about more details.

♥georgie♥ said...

I wouldnt move their either a house can have a soul...i firmly believe that...get it blessed do some research on the house etc...

Homer and Queen said...

HA HA HA! I wake up EVERY night at 3:15am! That movie has creeped me out since I was a kid...I would so not buy that house...

Rachel Sue said...

I'm not big on ghosts, but just knowing that awful things had happened there, I don't think that I could get past that. I think it would always be at the back of my mind, despite how big it is. But that's just me.

Amber Lynae said...

Ghost and ghost talk always gives me the heebie-jeepies..... I think I would have a hard time living in a place with a very violent history if I knew about it. Although I do know that a home can be dedicated with a priesthood blessing as mentioned above. I think I would still get the creeps now and then. Enough for it to bother me.

val of the south said...

Ooooh scary! But I'm with DaNae - the scarier part is the 5,000 sq ft with no Rosie to go with it - that's a lot of dust!!!

Skeet said...

Crash, I too grew up in a haunted house. My parents moved us there when I was about the age of the twins. I knew it was haunted from the first night I slept there. Now, I'm 37 and I still can't think about my childhood without having nightmares about my haunted house. So, although I do love your hub, I cannot condone his behavior on this one. NO,NO,NO,NO,NO,DO NOT BUY THE BAD KARMA HOUSE. (unless it's in Springville right next to my house)

Skeet said...

BTW, your verifier said...NOpromp
which I think is a sign for NO, don't buy the haunted mansion.

The Crash Test Dummy said...

Kristina P. I'm so glad you're first again, but I have a feeling you did stop at the reading a book part cuz girlfriend, you missed the whole point.

hee hee Love to tease that girl, cuz she can't hear me.

Okay, first let me say HIGH FIVE on the whole 5,000 square feet. I am totally NOT cleaning 5,000 square feet. That must be like 7 bathrooms. I only clean my three twice a year and when company comes. DeNae you are so heelarious.

I totally agree with you guys about the priesthood thing, which is a huge comfort for minor bad karma issues.

But I'm so glad I'm not the only one who is creeped out by tragic violent deaths. It may be just in my own mind but I don't think I could get it out of my head. Since it is my comment box I will be more specific. In this particular house the mother of the house (sooooo sad I can hardly say it) shot herself in the garage (ouchie for the kids) and she set it up to look like a murder (ooooo ouch for the kids)

Why oh why did that mother do that to her children.

Okay, you guys know my story. My dad took his life too and maybe that's why I'm so sensitive about the shock and awe, but my dad did not do it in our house and he it was not a violent way to go and there is a possibility it was not intentional. Sort of a Heath Ledger tragedy of sorts.

But how could I not go into that garage and feel a chill run down my spine at the thought of it?

Was that TMI?

val of the south said...

Never TMI :)

That would be near on impossible to get past - so sad and tragic, and who wants that greeting them each day?

I'm totally with you on this one - I couldn't do it, no matter how fab the house.

Wolfgang said...

hey I gotta bring an invite. i'll try and stop by your house. I'm so sad you moving. LAME sniff sniff.

Sandi said...

I can't believe you think I'm a pervert! Although that juice box was pretty dang cute. haha. And seriously....did the one who you changed his life REALLY have a British accent....really? Ok so maybe my mind IS in the gutter. oh well.
I could not move into that house. You will always be known as the people who live in THAT house. Where THAT happened. It will always be that house. Tell the hub that he has been vetoed. We have spoken. Does he agree that we should all have a say in this..?

Sandi said...

p.s. That DeNae is pretty stinkin' funny!

Jami said...

I wouldn't be able to get it out of my brain. So I wouldn't buy it. Unthinkable violence really has a tendency to haunt everyone who touches it.

Barbaloot said...

I probly would be a little turned off by a house where unspeakable violence was committed. But I'd also be turned off living in a yucky neighborhood in a less-desirable house. Clearly I'm no help. I say you move to the neighborhood where your in-law's live. I hear they have great neighbors!

The Crash Test Dummy said...

Welcome back Barb! How was your trip. I missed you. and Debbie too.

Hi Wolfgang. Wolfgang is getting married in two weeks. aaaaaahhhh! I'm going to write a tremendous post about him before I leave.

Sandi, YES!!!!! He totally has a Brittish accent. So imagine someone walking out of your office and then pausing to say "thanks for changing my life" in a Brittish accent.

But he doesn't have round black glasses and a lightening bolt on his forehead so it wasn't all that.

Nutty Hamster Chick said...

I read this last night and didn't
get the chance to comment. I was going to say forget the creepiness for the good deal, I am all about the bargain. But now that I read the details, well I can so see your point of view. So I could understand either way. I can see your hubs point of view that after being confined in your tiny little condo that 5000 square feet would seem very enticing to him.

IWA (e - va) said...

I told a couple other ex-students of yours that your leaving.... :(

The upside to moving to that big creepy house..... is that we might be able to see you on a episode of Ghost Whisperer! I LOVE Jeni Love! and her handsome husband on the show has the best six pack ive seen in a long long time!

April said...

I lived in a haunted house growing up. It was haunted by the wolves under my bed, and the egg shells I broke as I walked through the rest of the house. It was not a pleasant place to live most of the time.

You don't want a constant reminder of the pain you had to endure as a child. I vote no. The priesthood blessing can help, but can't take away the memories (or the flashbacks).

My heart hurts for those kids. OWWWWIE!!!

T said...

initially I thought it wouldn't bother me... and then you described what happened... and I thought again... and again... and again... and apparently I'm still thinking - because I can't quite decide how I'd feel.

I do however think that given your history I'd avoid it... maybe... Man I'm indecisive tonight...

Faith and the Priesthood can accomplish anything - I believe that... with all my heart. So I think if you choose to give it a go there is good reason to hope for a happy resolution. Yet... I wouldn't blame you for not wanting to go there...

okay, pretend I just didn't leave a comment today - because I was NO help at all!!!

Martha said...

Go for the house with the tennis court.

I was in denial for a couple of years about needed reading glasses. It seems to hit when you're 40.

nevadanista said...

Don't do it - nuff said.

iMaLLheaRt said...

I agree with everyone that said don't do it! Haven't you ever seen all those horror movies with people that do scary things when they live in scary/bad houses where bad things have happened? i don't like to watch those kind of movies. They creep me out. I wouldn't want to live in that kind of a house either. It would give me chills!! and not good ones either! Find another house!