A beacon for Kath

in reality, all of this has been a total load of old bollocks
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Re: A beacon for Kath

Postby The Fish » 04 Jun 2023, 15:55

Limpin' Jez McKenzie wrote:
Here's a link to where I came acros the story first.


https://www.bcb-board.co.uk/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?t=154407&start=20


Well, if you made it up, you got Charlie but not me :D although I suppose I was had in the reverse sense of not realising the joke (not as if it was April 1st)

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Re: A beacon for Kath

Postby Limpin' Jez McKenzie » 04 Jun 2023, 16:35

Well I made up the bit about applying to BACS. Actually the banking software developer using the five Close Encounters tones was developing CHAPS, which is why it is fve letters long.
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Re: A beacon for Kath

Postby Darkness_Fish » 05 Jun 2023, 07:52

Limpin' Jez McKenzie wrote: an unusual item under the heading "Licence".
It read "Licence - kill, to .......007". One of these killjoys I mention ensured it was removed from subsequent editions.

Just under licence related bantz, I'm part of a security team at work that has to check the licence of any free third party software we use. One licence I had to send up to the legal department for full review recently was the 'Do What the Fuck You Want to Public Licence'. Seems really incongruous waiting for a corporate legal response on something sweary: https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/WTFPL
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Re: A beacon for Kath

Postby martha » 26 Jun 2023, 02:39

Kath update:

She found a rental. It's unfurnished and she'll need things for it she's just barely going to make it until her money arrives. Without the help of folks here she wouldn't have known what to do. She's very grateful for everything and writes "::smack::"

Thanks everyone. ❤️
--m.

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Re: A beacon for Kath

Postby Charlie O. » 26 Jun 2023, 03:43

Thanks, m!
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Re: A beacon for Kath

Postby never/ever » 26 Jun 2023, 10:03

martha wrote:Kath update:

She found a rental. It's unfurnished and she'll need things for it she's just barely going to make it until her money arrives. Without the help of folks here she wouldn't have known what to do. She's very grateful for everything and writes "::smack::"

Thanks everyone. ❤️


If there is anything else she needs, just let us know.
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Re: A beacon for Kath

Postby Six String » 26 Jun 2023, 18:51

Thanks for the update Martha. I’ve been thinking of her and hoping things were coming together.
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Re: A beacon for Kath

Postby martha » 06 Jul 2023, 17:21

Indeed they are, she's moving into a place. Needs everything for it as it's not furnished.but she's housed and that is the most important step.
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Re: A beacon for Kath

Postby Charlie O. » 06 Jul 2023, 21:34

Whew.
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Re: A beacon for Kath

Postby kath » 25 Jul 2023, 11:26

heyyy everybody. sup? (mwhaha.)

my name is kath, and i'm here today to talk to you about the real fucquin world.

the real fucquin world may seem to be distinguishable from an online music board, but we all know it really isn't. i can spend almost two decades raving about ziggy, jethro tull, and the glories of gweetar, but in the space of time i've been here? i've lost my ma, my beezle and my reap. for all practical purposes, now i've lost my sister and my brother in law, their choice.

of course, my son has lost the same people. earlier, he was hammering away, getting some more of my stuff up on the walls, putting together shelves, humming, and i realized that he is the lesson in true resilience.

one aspect of the real fucquin world i never expected to hafta deal with, ever, for the rest of my life: being kicked out on the street without any warning and without a penny to my name. if you had asked me last may day if i thought it was even possible, i would've laughed right before my brain exploded in does-not-compute. i would've been wrong.

i won't get into how my bro in law convinced my sister in her weakened mental state that me and gavin are really cockroaches. i won't get into how much money i contributed to the household before i went broke, figuring that when my retirement kicked in, i would do more of it and spend the rest of my life taking care of my alzheimered sister. i won't get into my shock or how majorly hurt my son was by all of that. all of that is beside the point now. and let's face it: we don't really need to see my fury unleashed. it's bad for my wa. or my chi. or my chi-wa. or my cha-cha-cha. some damn thing.

the point: there is one reason my son and i didn't end up living in my car and scrounging for a meal. that reason would be y'all.

yer donations were our survival. you paid for a temp roof over our head. storage, so i could save beezle art and reap music from the trash bin of my former fam's crazy ugliness. a new phone line, so i would be able to find a place to rent to me (not easy, considering i had no money, no credit and no job, mwhaha. i got lucky and ended up depending on the kindness of one stranger, my new landlord.) gas, so we could get to where we needed to go. and groceries to put in our faces. y'all funded all of it. every single bit.

i will never be able to properly thank y'all for the fact that i'm now sitting in a new place, watching my son hammer away as he hums. mind ya, his fave song to hum is "fish heads", but we can't have everything now, can we?

with eternal love and gratitude,
me

::smack::

p.s. i am nominating martha for living sainthood, even though we're just not gettin into the whole catholic thing right now. thanks to her alternate, muskrat, in helping me to keep my sanity as well. geaux breaux bridge, baybee.

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Re: A beacon for Kath

Postby Obvious Alf » 25 Jul 2023, 11:41

Great to hear, Kath. Really great.
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Re: A beacon for Kath

Postby Matty Red Sox » 25 Jul 2023, 12:07

Thank you for the update. Is it okay to cut and paste to share on the BCB Facebook group?
I think people would share some relief hearing that things are looking a bit better.
Cheers.

(And fish heads is a great song!)
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Re: A beacon for Kath

Postby kath » 25 Jul 2023, 12:27

Obvious Alf wrote:Great to hear, Kath. Really great.

:::::smack:::::

Matty Red Sox wrote:Is it okay to cut and paste to share on the BCB Facebook group?

please do. i appreciate it. the last time i tried, i couldn't even find the BCB facebook group, mwhaha.

Matty Red Sox wrote:(And fish heads is a great song!)

it makes me break out in hives.

cheers!

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Re: A beacon for Kath

Postby Neige » 25 Jul 2023, 12:39

I'm really happy to read your unique writing and to hear that things aren't looking as bleak anymore.

Go kath!!!
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Re: A beacon for Kath

Postby Walk In My Shadow » 25 Jul 2023, 13:26

Family affairs. Usually the most infantile and futile discussions will explode into an all out war. The person who screams the loudest is usually the wrongest.
We, the BCB'ers (and the rest of the world) can't come between of what's happpened.

The only thing we can offer is moral and mental support to you and your son. We're not missing the money (little or large) that you so desperately needed. For the cause was good.

All we wanted is to see you land on your feet and that is hopefully what's happening.

Luv ya, Kath. Keep us in the loop.
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Re: A beacon for Kath

Postby ConnyOlivetti » 25 Jul 2023, 13:33

Im so happy for you!
Thanks for the update
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Re: A beacon for Kath

Postby souphound » 25 Jul 2023, 13:42

Lovely to hear from you kath. Too bad one can't send hugs by mail 'cause you'd be getting a big one.
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Re: A beacon for Kath

Postby Minnie the Minx » 25 Jul 2023, 14:23

Great news, Kath!
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Re: A beacon for Kath

Postby Mike Boom » 25 Jul 2023, 15:58

kath wrote:it's bad for my wa. or my chi. or my chi-wa. or my cha-cha-cha. some damn thing.


:lol:

Glad to hear things are on the up !
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Re: A beacon for Kath

Postby Charlie O. » 25 Jul 2023, 16:02

I know you've heard it before, but: love ya, kathLEEEEEEEEEN.
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