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Thread: the night the world did not end.....

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    Cool the night the world did not end.....

    The night the world was supposed to end…..
    I am awakened at 1:15 by a very loud clap of thunder that rattles the windows…Not a good omen for the day the world is supposed to end. However I notice the power is still on so I figure if the world is coming to an end the electricity would be off. I decide to just go back to sleep. At 3:30 I am awakened again by a large Thump out on the porch. End of the world? Zombie Apocalypse? Mad dog burglars? Who knows I am not getting out of my cozy warm bed to see….Power still on so still not the end of world. Besides it is raining hard and lightning and rolling thunder is off in the distance.
    Around 7:am I get up and need some coffee before I face the world…ending or not. Later I go to take out the trash and find a very large very dead rat on top of the washer. I use my very best CSI acquired skill to determine from a distance that there is no visible trauma and only a small amount of blood by the head. The brains seem intact so no zombie rat apocalypse. The mystery of how the rat got up there will have to wait, I poke him off the washer with a ten foot pole and putt it into the weeds next to the fence. Time to disinfect the washer and surrounding area with bleach!!! I need more coffee now. As to the mystery of it’s death, maybe the rat believed the world was ending and committed suicide so as not to suffer from the after effects, but a note to all very large rats, if you want to kill yourself or other rats by banging your head against something solid….go choose a nice tree out in the forest and leave my washer and my porch alone…nuff said suicidal zombie rats!
    10:30….world still not ending so I guess I will just get on with my day, you know I have a lot of fabric and quilts are waiting to get done…oh so hear this cosmos….the world can’t end until I use up the fabric….that only gives me 26,000 years till the next b'ak'tun.
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    I am still laughing.. I like your take on this. As for the rat, I think the thunder scared the him to death.LOL!!
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    Both of you are nuts!!! Delightfully funny, too!
    I'm glad I slept the night away easily last night in my cozy quilt covered bed with my CPAP machine to keep me down for the count.
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    Thanks for the giggle. I feel the same way -- there are things to do and places to go. If the world ends today - so be it ---I'm ready!

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    I completely forgot the world was suppose to end!! Too much to do. Besides, wasn't it suppose to end back in May of last year. I remember being at the baseball field and no one disappeared or either all the parents there are very very bad!! LOL

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    You are a great story-teller. I loved your story. When my husband and I went to bed last night we figured out if we woke up in the morning and everything still hurt, we were still alive. Guess what? We woke up and everything still hurt. Better luck next time.

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    Wonderful story indeed. I had heard that 12/12/12 was supposed to be the end. It's so funny how people will believe this malarky.

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    Remember when the year 2000 was to click over and some people thought that was going to be the end. I wonder if all the people who stocked up on food, water, fuel etc have a Plan B.

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    I knew it wasn't going to end. There is still too much Bible prophecy to take place yet!!
    When it seems like the world is falling to pieces remember that the pieces are falling into place. We are nearing closer to the End Times.

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    Funny story! You have a way with words. Have you considered writing a book?
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    Tha is a very funny story! Thanks. Did you ever marvel at the number of people who believe the end of the world stories so build and stock a bunker?
    "Only those who know enough is enough can ever have enough." Lao Tzu

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    Kellen 46, you are too funny. I, on the other hand, spent my "day the world came to an end" eating everything I do not allow myself to eat. I started at midnight and ended at the next midnight. I did not really believe the dasterly thing would take place, but I ate chocolate, chips, a cake and a bag of Mrs. Fields cookies just in case.

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    Funny! Thanks for sharing.

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    Very funny story. Yeah I was waiting too. Nothing happened woke up to the same crazies in the world. LOL The thing I find really funny is if the world really does end , do they really thing a bunker is going to do anything. They watch too many movies and need to get some sense.

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    I wasn't going to be able to go either. (A) to much stash (B) I had 2 rooms tore up for extensive cleaning and re-arranging (C) my tub still needed caulked (D) I have all the holiday baking yet to do (E) all 3 dogs need baths (F)I still have not found my lost house/car keys. I just could not go til the mystery of the keys is solved and all my chores were done and I got a nice long soak in a hot bubble bath and to date only B and C are done,and I've only been able to get quick showers.Seriously this is just a bad time of year we all have to much to do to start worrying about what to pack

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    Thanks for a wonderful giggle!

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    thanks for sharing ... I like your humor

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    Since my Italian son (exchange student from 2000) was still going fine while it was still the 20th and he was in the 21st there, I stopped worrying. LOL

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    folks need to figure out that those doomsday preppers are paid to do the junk. Besides, if the end is coming at any time soon, where do they think they will be going???? The end would be the end.....Period....LOL

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    I have always been interested in the world of archaeology, so decided I'd check out this prediction. By the time I was done reading, I figured it would have already happened. The Mayans have a base 20 numbering system instead of a base 10. They have a 25 day month and 365 day year. If you figure out the actual year is 365.25 and they had no system for the partial day, it doesn't take much time to figure out that all those leap years that should have happened would already have made the"prediction" a thing of the past.

    Then I read about the actual translation of the blocks -- according to an expert, the blocks were a story about two very important kings. Those kings were so great and powerful that in our year of 2012, they would still be remembered. Not that that was the end of all things and the world.

    Not sure where folks get these half-cracked theories, but sure does make one wonder!

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    I enjoyed your story and got a good chuckle, sorry about the rat. Still don't understand why people try to predict the end of the world. Me, I'm with you to many quilts and not enough time. So enjoy life while we have it and Merry Christmas to all!

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    I figure when God wants me, He will come get me. In the meantime, I just need to quilt, quilt, quilt!

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    Thank you for this story and the smiles and chuckles! I really enjoyed your thinking and doing.
    I, too, found the world still here when I awoke, so just continued as usual.

    delma

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    Funny story!
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    The world began that night...my daughter gave birth to twins! She had a history of "misses" and these two are truly miracles! The Mayans never mention this event so I guess they were wrong all around.

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