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Postby klondike mary » Wed Nov 20, 2019 5:20 am

Joan was surprised by the emotional reaction of some people. One woman burst into tears. Another ran up the stairs and slid down the banisters. A couple started to pray for her.
What is the situation?
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Postby GalFisk » Wed Nov 20, 2019 8:02 am

Were they all reacting to the same thing? Were they H? A? Were they reacting to: her presence? Something she did? Said? Wore? Something that happened to her? Something they saw? Heard? Felt? Smelled? Ingested? Inhaled? Were they relevantly intoxicated? Hypnotized? Fooled? Did she mean to cause a reaction? To cause controversy? Faith of the praying couple relevant? If so, Christianity? Islam? Judaism? Hindu? Was the bannister-slider happy? Extatic? Amused? Restless? Manic? Wanting to impress? To take risks? Was the crying woman sad? Afraid? Happy? Relieved? Terrified? Helpless? In pain? If so, physical? Emotional? Or were the tears purely physical? Such as from onions?
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Postby Earnest » Wed Nov 20, 2019 10:08 am

emotional reaction of some people --> is cinema relevant? Theater? Can we classify the reactions as "true" in the sense of real/genuine? Were the reactions in response to something relevant that happened? That also Joan experienced? Did she have any reaction? Are paintings relevant?

Joan was surprised = she did not expect such reactions? She did expect different reactions? She did expect no reaction at all? Had someone started to sing/dance/smile would Joan be surprised as well? Were other people present a part from the ones seen by Joan? If so did they relevantly have any reaction? Different from Joan's one? Did they relevantly have no reaction? Did they have the reaction that can expected?

A couple started to pray for her --> they pray for her safety? For her succeeding? A christian prayer? Did they pray laud? Did they pray as soon as she slid down the banisters?

Another ran up the stairs and slid down the banisters.--> in order to save someone? To suicide? To escape? To do something relevant? to call someone? To reach something?

Were Joan and the people in the same place? If so: in an airplane? On the ground? In a building? On the street? In a dangerous situation?
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Postby klondike mary » Thu Nov 21, 2019 1:53 am

Were they all reacting to the same thing? yes Were they H? A? Yes to both Were they reacting to: her presence? Something she did? Said? Wore? Something that happened to her? Not so much to her... Something they saw? as to this. Heard? Felt? Smelled? Ingested? Inhaled? Were they relevantly intoxicated? Hypnotized? Fooled? No to all.Did she mean to cause a reaction? To cause controversy? No to both.Faith of the praying couple relevant? No. If so, Christianity? Islam? Judaism? Hindu? Was the bannister-slider happy?Assume so, also impulsive. Extatic? Amused? Restless? Manic? Wanting to impress? To take risks? Was the crying woman sad? Afraid? Happy? Relieved? Terrified? Helpless? In pain? If so, physical? Emotional? Or were the tears purely physical? Such as from onions? I don't know that any of these applies exactly . Not tragic, but emotional, let's say.
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Postby klondike mary » Thu Nov 21, 2019 2:08 am

emotional reaction of some people --> is cinema relevant? Theater? No to both.Can we classify the reactions as "true" in the sense of real/genuine?I would say so. Were the reactions in response to something relevant that happened? More to a'situation.' That also Joan experienced? No. Did she have any reaction? Mainly 'amazement.'Are paintings relevant? No.

Joan was surprised = she did not expect such reactions? She did not. She did expect different reactions? She did expect no reaction at all? Not such an emotional reaction. Had someone started to sing/dance/smile would Joan be surprised as well? Yes. Were other people present a part from the ones seen by Joan? Possibly.If so did they relevantly have any reaction? Different from Joan's one? Did they relevantly have no reaction? Did they have the reaction that can expected? All n.r.

A couple started to pray for her --> they pray for her safety? For her succeeding? As they saw it, yessish.A christian prayer? Yes, but n.r.Did they pray laud? Yes. Did they pray as soon as she slid down the banisters? Joan did not slide down the banisters. The weeper, the slider, the prayer, and Joan, were four different entities.

Another ran up the stairs and slid down the banisters.--> in order to save someone? To suicide? To escape? To do something relevant? to call someone? To reach something?Joan assumwd she ran up the stairs for the purpose of sliding down.

Were Joan and the people in the same place? Yes. If so: in an airplane? On the ground? In a building? Yes. Hint: find out what kind of building. On the street? In a dangerous situation? No
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Postby Earnest » Thu Nov 21, 2019 4:28 pm

So is it a church? An hospital? A gym? A swimming pool ? An house? An horror house? A place in which people usually pray? A restaurant? A skyscraper? An amusement park? Do other people find themselves in Joan's same room? In Joan's same building? If so, were they customers? Colleagues? Workers? Others? Did they react to a thief coming inside? Were they buying something? Objects? Services? Were they providing a service? Were they waiting for something to happen? For the something that indeed had happened? Is any natural phenomenon relevant? Lightings? Or maybe something coming against them?

Another ran up the stairs and slid down the banisters -->Did the stair conduct to another floor? Or maybe they were used to climb on a slide/something else that would have conduct down again? Nowhere in particular? Nowhere relevantly? were there 2 floors linked by the stairs? if so, was Joan up the stairs? Down the stairs? Was it the first time that mr. X slide down the banisters? Did he/she (HAF?HAM?) slide down slowly? Very fast? With his/her behind on the banisters? Was his/her purpose to slide down? Or maybe he/she slides involuntarily (e.g. she was grabbing to the banisters? She wanted to clean them? She wanted to hide? To dirty her/his trousers/pants?)?
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Postby klondike mary » Fri Nov 22, 2019 4:13 am

So is it a church? An hospital? A gym? A swimming pool ? An house? This, no to everything else.An horror house?No. A place in which people usually pray? A restaurant? A skyscraper? An amusement park? No to all. Do other people find themselves in Joan's same room? In Joan's same building? IThis.f so, were they customers? Colleagues? Workers? Others? Mos might be called 'clients.'Did they react to a thief coming inside? No.Were they buying something? They were considering the purchase of something, yes.Objects? Yope, leaning to yes. Services? Yope, leaning to no.Were they providing a service? Were they waiting for something to happen? For the something that indeed had happened? Is any natural phenomenon relevant? Lightings? Or maybe something coming against them? No to all of these.

Another ran up the stairs and slid down the banisters -->Did the stair conduct to another floor? Or maybe they were used to climb on a slide/something else that would have conduct down again? Nowhere in particular? Nowhere relevantly? The stair was an ordinary stair that accessed another floor of the housewere there 2 floors linked by the stairs? See previous q. if so, was Joan up the stairs? Down the stairs? N.r., but think she was probably downstairs.Was it the first time that mr. X slide down the banisters? It was Ms. X, and it was the first time Joan saw her do it. Did he/she (HAF?HAM?) slide down slowly? Very fast? With his/her behind on the banisters? All n.e. Was his/her purpose to slide down? Or maybe he/she slides involuntarily (e.g. she was grabbing to the banisters? She slid down on purpose.She wanted to clean them? She wanted to hide? To dirty her/his trousers/pants?)? All no or n.r.
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Postby Earnest » Sat Nov 23, 2019 2:18 pm

Half WAG --> Was the house J's house? Were the clients considering to buy the house? Did the clients know each other? Were they related to each other?

Did they react all at the same time? Had they reacted all the same way would the puzzle have worked as well? Is insurance relevant? Cameras? Video cameras? Are laws/bans relevant? Did the woman slid down the stair in order to find herself quickly downstairs after having run up to the second floor? Did she want to go to the second floor? To distract Joan?

Did they want to purchase: something from (belonging to) Joan? something inside the house? the house? Paintings? Jewelry? Cutlery? Appliances? Were they just contracting inside the house? Were they all trying to buy the same thing? Different objects? Selling to the best offer relevant? Did they want to impress Joan with their reactions? Did they have to sign relevant documents?

Did Joan see the same thing that made them react that way? Did Joan want to purchase something as well? Want to sell them something? Was the house an ordinary house? A brothel? A museum? The house of some dictionary character (e.g. house of Sherlock Holmes, house of Edgar Allan Poe, ...)? Were they visitors? Possessed house relevant? Fires? Emergency situations?

Was the something they saw: inside of the house? Outside of the window? In the garden? On the second floor? Near Joan? On Joan herself? Joan herself? Did they expect to see Joan? Relevant how she was dressed up (if she was)? Is religion relevant somehow? Was the house a desecrated church? Had such people been in the house before? If so had the house relevantly changed from the last time they visited it? Did it belong to someone relevant? To someone they knew? To someone that has dead? To someone they believed was dead? To Joan?
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Postby klondike mary » Sat Nov 23, 2019 2:38 pm

Half WAG --> Was the house J's house? Yes, she is co-owher. Were the clients considering to buy the house? Yes. Did the clients know each other? Were they related to each other? No or n.r to bothh. Did they react all at the same time? No. Had they reacted all the same way would the puzzle have worked as well? Yes. Is insurance relevant? Cameras? Video cameras? Are laws/bans relevant? [b]No to all.[/b]Did the woman slid down the stair in order to find herself quickly downstairs after having run up to the second floor?[b]No.[/b] Did she want to go to the second floor? To distract Joan? Think she did it just for fun.

Did they want to purchase: something from (belonging to) Joan? something inside the house? the house? Paintings? Jewelry? Cutlery? Appliances? Were they just contracting inside the house? Were they all trying to buy the same thing? Different objects? They were all possible buyers of the house, though none had yet made an offer.Selling to the best offer relevant? Yope Did they want to impress Joan with their reactions? Did they have to sign relevant documents? [b]No and no.[/b]

Did Joan see the same thing that made them react that way? Did Joan want to purchase something as well? Want to sell them something? Was the house an ordinary house? A brothel? A museum? The house of some dictionary character (e.g. house of Sherlock Holmes, house of Edgar Allan Poe, ...)? Were they visitors? Possessed house relevant? Fires? Emergency situations?

Was the something they saw: inside of the house? Outside of the window? In the garden? On the second floor? Near Joan? On Joan herself? Joan herself? [b]It was not a specific 'thing' that they saw. They were reacting more to the situation.[/b]Did they expect to see Joan? Yes.Relevant how she was dressed up (if she was)? N.r. Ordinary busiess attire. Is religion relevant somehow? Was the house a desecrated church? No and no.Had such people been in the house before?N.r. If so had the house relevantly changed from the last time they visited it? Did it belong to someone relevant? [b]To Joan and her co-owner, her mother.[/b]To someone they knew? [b]Don't know but probably not.[/b] someone that has dead? To someone they believed was dead? [b]No to both[/b]To Joan? [b]Partly.[/b]
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Postby Earnest » Sat Nov 23, 2019 2:43 pm

was the co-owner (the mother) among the people reacting?

They were all possible buyers of the house, though none had yet made an offer --> had they (or some of them) made an offer before, would they have reacted the same way? Relevant?
Was the TV relevantly turned on? Was a news spread?


Was the situation: emotional? Happy?
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Postby klondike mary » Sun Nov 24, 2019 5:12 am

was the co-owner (the mother) among the people reacting?No.

They were all possible buyers of the house, though none had yet made an offer --> had they (or some of them) made an offer before, would they have reacted the same way? Relevant? Someone did make an offer, but I don't know if it was one of those three.
Was the TV relevantly turned on? Was a news spread? No to both.


Was the situation: emotional? Yes. Happy? Best answer is 'yope' - maybe bittersweet?
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Postby Earnest » Mon Nov 25, 2019 7:57 am

Did the reacting people go to the house in different time periods? Was someone (a part from Joan and the visitors) in the house while people was visiting it?

Is Joan's mother relevantly dead (or maybe she was dying)? If so did she die in the house? Recently? Long time ago? Is inheritance relevant? Circumstances relevant? Does (or did) the mother agree to sell the house? Did Joan want to sell the house in order to avoid the too many memories connected to it? Did Joan live in that house? Live in another house (maybe with family)? Was she happy to sell the house? Was she forced to? Did she have somewhere else to live? Were there releevant pictures in the house? Musical instruments? Appliances? Other relevant objects? Physical aspect of Joan relevant?

Is culture relevant? Religion? Belonging to minorities?
To be sure: was she selling the entire house? Just her part of the house?
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Postby klondike mary » Mon Nov 25, 2019 6:57 pm

Did the reacting people go to the house in different time periods? Yes.Was someone (a part from Joan and the visitors) in the house while people was visiting it? N.r.

Is Joan's mother relevantly dead (or maybe she was dying)? She is alive, but was not present.If so did she die in the house? Recently? Long time ago? Is inheritance relevant? Circumstances relevant? Does (or did) the mother agree to sell the house? Her mother agrees to sell the house. Did Joan want to sell the house in order to avoid the too many memories connected to it? [b]She, and her mother want to sell the house because it is a drain on their incomes.[/b]Did Joan live in that house? Live in another house (maybe with family)? At the time, Joan had a home of her own and her mother had an apartment. Was she happy to sell the house? Would have been overjoyed.[/b]Was she forced to?Yes, for financial reasons. Did she have somewhere else to live? [b]yes, as above.[/b]Were there releevant pictures in the house? Musical instruments? Appliances? Other relevant objects? Physical aspect of Joan relevant? No to all.

Is culture relevant? Religion? Belonging to minorities? No to all.
To be sure: was she selling the entire house? Just her part of the house? [b]The entire house.[/b]
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Postby klondike mary » Mon Nov 25, 2019 6:59 pm

BTW, thanks to the mods for putting my name in the title. When I haven't been posting for a while, I tend to forget. Sometimes even when I have.
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Postby Earnest » Tue Nov 26, 2019 7:41 am

Did Joan ever live in the house? If so, with her mum? With her mum and dad? Did the dad die? Assuming she lived there, did the house/neighbor change from when she lived there? Relevant where the house was located (the State? In mountain? Plane? Near the sea? In a forest? Near other houses? In a quite neighbors? Others?)? The price given to the house? Was the house a luxury house? Did it relevantly have a panorama? A swimming pool? A garden? Was it an ancient house? Any mortgage relevant? Any animal/pet in the house? Can we assume that the house was a normal house? That the design/the interior were normal (meaning not containing for instance unusual rooms as collections' rooms, museums, libraries...)? Can we assume that the house had a kitchen, a bedroom a bathroom and a living room? Other rooms relevant? Had the house a relevant shape? A relevant cost?

Did visitors know that the house belonged also to the mum and that they need to sell it for financial reasons? Did they inherit the house? Did the mum purchase the house in the past? Did the dad? Was the house: a flat? An apartment? A villa? An independent house? Others? Had visitors something in common (e.g. religion? Culture? Hobby?Money? Passion for something?) ? Would they have exploited the house? If so, would they have left it as it was? Changed it? Demolished it? Replaced it with something else? Relevant? Was the house close to something relevant? Close to a church? In a strategic place for making businesses?

Was the house meant to be demolished had it not be sold?

Was the house seen by other visitors before? Did they have an emotional reaction as well? Did J expect it? Did J expect some reaction from visitors?
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Postby klondike mary » Tue Nov 26, 2019 5:19 pm

Did Joan ever live in the house? Not for long, if at al.If so, with her mum? With her mum and dad? Did the dad die? No or n.r. to all.Assuming she lived there, did the house/neighbor change from when she lived there?The house was slightly updated, the neighborhood mostly unchanged.Did it relevantly have a panorama? A swimming pool? No to bothA garden? DOYC of garden. It had a well-kept yard and large shade trees, but not a flower or veggie garden, as such.Was it an ancient house? Older but not ancient. Might help to narrow down the age of the house, or might not.Any mortgage relevant? There is a mortgage.Any animal/pet in the house? n.r.Can we assume that the house was a normal house? That the design/the interior were normal (meaning not containing for instance unusual rooms as collections' rooms, museums, libraries...)? Can we assume that the house had a kitchen, a bedroom a bathroom and a living room? You can assume it had all these, and at least one bedroom and one bathroom.Other rooms relevant? Had the house a relevant shape? No unusual shape. A relevant cost?Assume the asking prikce was reasonable for a house of this description.

Did visitors know that the house belonged also to the mum and that they need to sell it for financial reasons? n.r. Did they inherit the house? Her mother, who bought the house, is still alive, so Joan has not inherited, nor did her mother inherit it. Did the mum purchase the house in the past? Yes.Did the dad? No/n.r.Was the house: a flat? An apartment? A villa? An independent house? Don't know what a 'villa' is in your country. It is a single-family house on it's own lot.Others? Had visitors something in common (e.g. religion? Culture? Hobby?Money? Passion for something?) n.r. ? Would they have exploited the house? If so, would they have left it as it was? Changed it? Demolished it? Replaced it with something else? who knows? Relevant? No.Was the house close to something relevant? Close to a church? In a strategic place for making businesses? It is fairly close to what you might call 'tourist attractions.'

Was the house meant to be demolished had it not be sold? I hope not! It's a very nice house.

Was the house seen by other visitors before? Possibly/probably.Did they have an emotional reaction as well? Probably not, or at least they didn't show it. N.r.Did J expect it? Did J expect some reaction from visitors? No to both.
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Postby Earnest » Tue Nov 26, 2019 8:53 pm

So mortage and a toruist attraction right? Was it abandoned? Was it meant to be closed to public? Did people know that there was a mortage on it? Did they react to such a knowledge? Ringing bell relevant? Presence of a butler relevant?

Is the presence of the mortage relevant? Did they react to something they supposed would happen to Joan?
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Postby klondike mary » Wed Nov 27, 2019 6:38 pm

So mortage and a toruist attraction right? To clarify, the house itself was not a tourist attractin.Was it abandoned? No.Was it meant to be closed to public? It was a private home, not a public building.Did people know that there was a mortage on it? Assume that at some point they were told.Did they react to such a knowledge? Ringing bell relevant? no to all.Presence of a butler relevant? HA! No butler in this puzzle.

Is the presence of the mortage relevant? Only in the sense that it contributed to the house being a 'white elephant'. Did they react to something they supposed would happen to Joan? n.r.
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Postby Earnest » Thu Nov 28, 2019 8:03 am

Relevant where the house was located? I mean, the State in which it was located? General location: mountain? Plane? Near the sea? In a forest? Near other houses? In a desert? Was it part of a famous neighbor? Near an airport/train station/railway (so that they reacted to an airplane arriving or to a train passing)? Near to subway (i.e. every time that a subway passed it was like an earthquake) Others? Did the house have a relevant style? Crisis relevant?

Work In progress in the nearby relevant? (e.g. something whose construction/demolition would have slightly decreased the value of the house...for instance the house was on an island and the main haven was demolished) Restoration to the house relevant? Did the house need restorations?

Are other people than the ones reacting, the mother and Joan relevant? I mean, did the people react to the presence of someone who was neither Joan nor her mum in the house? To the presence of something? To the sudden appearance of someone/something? Did the house have many visitors? At the time of the visits was the house in a state of abandonment? If not, did someone take care of it? The mum? Joan? Someone else? Relevant?


Physical conditions of J relevant? Any disease? Any strange collection in the house (e.g. human bones)? Any historical or otherwise relevant finding during restoration works (if any)?

Did the visitors react to something mainly concerning: the house? Joan? The mum? Other visitors? Someone else? To be sure...did Joan accompany the visitors in a guided tour of the house? Did the visitors inspect the house? Look at its status? Were there relevant pictures of the house on the internet? Was the fact that it was on selling advertised? Relevant? Relevant how it was advertised? Relevant how visitors knew that the house was about to be sold? Was it sold in a legal auction? As a consequence of a failure? Did visitors do what normal house buyers usually do (checking rooms, checking if pictures on the internet met their expectations...)? Was their reaction the consequence of a gesture of Joan (e.g. open windows/use an appliance/open a secret door/others?)?
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Postby klondike mary » Thu Nov 28, 2019 4:16 pm

Relevant where the house was located? I mean, the State in which it was located? Texas, but n.r. Could have been anywhere.General location: mountain? Plane? Near the sea? In a forest? Near other houses? This, no to others.In a desert? Was it part of a famous neighbor? The town was the birthplace of President Eisenhower, but not really relevant to thepuzzle.Near an airport/train station/railway (so that they reacted to an airplane arriving or to a train passing)? Near to subway (i.e. every time that a subway passed it was like an earthquake) Others? No to all.Did the house have a relevant style? It is in what is called the Craftsman or Arts and Crafts style. This may be relevantish.Crisis relevant? No.

Work In progress in the nearby relevant? (e.g. something whose construction/demolition would have slightly decreased the value of the house...for instance the house was on an island and the main haven was demolished) No in general and specifically. Restoration to the house relevant? Did the house need restorations?The house had been restored/ renovated. This is relevant.

Are other people than the ones reacting, the mother and Joan relevant? I mean, did the people react to the presence of someone who was neither Joan nor her mum in the house? To the presence of something? To the sudden appearance of someone/something? Did the house have many visitors? All of these questions are either n.r., or IDK and can't answer.At the time of the visits was the house in a state of abandonment? NO.If not, did someone take care of it? The mum? Joan? Someone else? Joan or someone she employed.Relevant? Only insofar as Joan regarded the expense as a liability.


Physical conditions of J relevant? Any disease? Any strange collection in the house (e.g. human bones)? Any historical or otherwise relevant finding during restoration works (if any)? No to all.

Did the visitors react to something mainly concerning: the house? This.Joan? The mum? Other visitors? Someone else? No to these.To be sure...did Joan accompany the visitors in a guided tour of the house? She did accompany the visitors/prospective buyers. That was how she observed their reactions.Did the visitors inspect the house? Look at its status? They had the opportunity to inspect it. Were there relevant pictures of the house on the internet? There were and are, but don't know how relevant that is.Was the fact that it was on selling advertised? Relevant? Relevant how it was advertised? It was advertised as being FSBO (for sale by owner).Relevant how visitors knew that the house was about to be sold?The usual means of advertisement, newspaper ads, yard signs, etc. Was it sold in a legal auction? As a consequence of a failure? No to both.Did visitors do what normal house buyers usually do (checking rooms, checking if pictures on the internet met their expectations...)? I assume they did Was their reaction the consequence of a gesture of Joan (e.g. open windows/use an appliance/open a secret door/others?)?No.
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Postby Earnest » Fri Nov 29, 2019 7:58 am

Relevant when the house was build up? Was it in 1930's or so? Was it restored after having been destroyed? After a relevant event (a fire? a war? a catastrophe?)? Just because it was very old (hence to renew it?)? Was the house restored both in inside and outside? Just in inside (so the outside was preserved in Craftsman style)? Relevant? Was the house on sale just after the restorations? Also before? If the latter, did the reacting visitors visited the house both before and after the restorations?

There were and are, but don't know how relevant that is --> I guess it is since now we know that the visitors reacted to something concerning the house and that they presumably did not see from the pictures on the internet. Hence, maybe, it's something that must be experienced directly.

Any balcony relevant? American flag in the garden? Tombstone in the garden? Superstition relevant (e.g. the house was build up on an Indian graveyard xD)? Any relevant modification due to restoration works? Are detailed plans of restorations relevantly available? Was the house entirely restored? Was something restored but not something else? Relevant? Did visitors know what have been restored and what was not? Relevant?

Did visitors know about the restorations? Learned about them once they enter the house? Before entering? Did visitors relevantly visited other houses before? Was the house after the restoration much different from other houses in the neighbor? Relevant?

Restoration = restoration in the sense that the milieu was renewed? That modern appliances were relevantly installed? Was the Craftsman style entirely preserved? Was the architecture of the house entirely preserved? was some automatic device been employed inside the house? Maybe possibility of having talks with devices like in google houses (e.g. a request is made and satisfied, as for instance "please, turn on the lights" and the lights are turned on)?

Were there relevantly cameras? (e.g. Joan saw the reactions through a camera)

Tears of the woman crying: tears of joy? Of happiness? Of fear? Of sadness? Of desperation? Of delusion? Of anger?
Prayers of couple: a blessing? a greeting? an Omen? a Wish? a consecration? exorcism? others? relevant?
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Postby klondike mary » Sat Nov 30, 2019 4:36 am

Relevant when the house was build up? Yes, 1925 Was it in 1930's or so? Was it restored after having been destroyed? After a relevant event (a fire? a war? a catastrophe?)? Just because it was very old (hence to renew it?)? This, mainly.Was the house restored both in inside and outside? Just in inside (so the outside was preserved in Craftsman style)? Relevant? It was intended to improve the house, but also to retain the style. Was the house on sale just after the restorations? Also before? If the latter, did the reacting visitors visited the house both before and after the restorations?The ones in question would have been after.

There were and are, but don't know how relevant that is --> I guess it is since now we know that the visitors reacted to something concerning the house and that they presumably did not see from the pictures on the internet. Hence, maybe, it's something that must be experienced directly.

Any balcony relevant? American flag in the garden? Tombstone in the garden? Superstition relevant (e.g. the house was build up on an Indian graveyard xD)? No to all. Any relevant modification due to restoration works? Are detailed plans of restorations relevantly available? Was the house entirely restored? Was something restored but not something else? Relevant? Did visitors know what have been restored and what was not? Relevant? All n.r.

Did visitors know about the restorations? Learned about them once they enter the house? Before entering? Did visitors relevantly visited other houses before? All either n.r. or I don't know.Was the house after the restoration much different from other houses in the neighbor? Relevant? No, except maybe nicer.

Restoration = restoration in the sense that the milieu was renewed? That modern appliances were relevantly installed? Yes ad yes.Was the Craftsman style entirely preserved? Was the architecture of the house entirely preserved? The idea was to preserve the style, while adding more modern conveniences.was some automatic device been employed inside the house? Maybe possibility of having talks with devices like in google houses (e.g. a request is made and satisfied, as for instance "please, turn on the lights" and the lights are turned on)?Not that modern

Were there relevantly cameras? (e.g. Joan saw the reactions through a camera) N.r.

Tears of the woman crying: tears of joy? Of happiness? Of fear? Of sadness? Of desperation? Of delusion? Of anger? I think of nostalgia.
Prayers of couple: a blessing? a greeting? an Omen? a Wish? This. a consecration? exorcism? others? relevant?
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Re: [Klondike Mary] elephants N/R..or maybe R

Postby klondike mary » Sat Nov 30, 2019 4:58 am

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Earnest has pretty much solved this.
Years ago Joan's mother bought a house in a medium-sized town, with a view to retiring there, Plans changed, however, and the house became a liability instead of an asset JJoan, who was co-owner, regarded it as a liability instead of an asset, since her mother had decided to stay in the city, and Joan lived in the city too.. She rented out a room to a student at the local college, but otherwise it just stood empty. So she and her husband decided to fix it up and sell it, FSBO, to avoid paying an agent. Joan was amazed by the emotional response of different people when they visited the house

I think it was because this tyype of house was built in the US between 1910 and 1930. A great many people had family members who lived in a similar house, or they themselves did, wen it was simply old and not stylish. The couple who prayed thought the house was so beautiful - it is decorated nicely - that they were praying she could keep it. Joan was sending up counter-prayers that she could sell it.

They thought they had it sold, but the deal fell through. So they decided to run the house as an AirBnB. So far, it seems to be working out well. They are booked through April, and have been getting good reviews


Joan is my daughter-in-law, znd I have a standing invitation to visit whenever they have a room vacant!
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Re: [Klondike Mary] elephants N/R..or maybe R

Postby Earnest » Sat Nov 30, 2019 7:58 am

Oh my next round of questions would have been about the possibility that people coming there had a previous experience in the house.

Anyway cool puzzle and also very nice the fact that it actually involve your daughter in law and yourself. Working out puzzle statements (or, in my case, questions) from every day life is one of the most beautiful things that this forum has taught to me!
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