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Question #92869 posted on 01/17/2020 5:42 p.m.
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Dear 100 Hour Board,

I often go into the reflection room in the Wilk in the mornings to do my scripture study. The one problem is I often hear a faint radio playing pop music in the background. Is that just me or is it the ghost of Cougars past coming to reflect with me?

-the guy in the blue shirt

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Dear You-in-the-shirt,

I think the most likely explanation is that it's creeping through the ceiling or walls of the nearby rooms where dance classes are often held. 

Peace,

Tipperary


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Dear 100 Hour Board,

What was the order of the Book of Mormon as found in the gold plates? Possible Order:

Lehi [Lost along with the original Mosiah chapter 1 - 116 pages]

Mosiah - 4 Nephi [Not lost abridgement of the Large plates by Mormon]

Mormon 1 - 6 [Final words of Mormon]

* 1 Nephi - Omni [small plates inserted here]

* Words of Mormon [Explanation of why he inserted the small plates]

Mormon 7-8 [First words of Moroni]

Ether [Abridgement by Moroni]

Moroni [Final words of Moroni]

Title Page of the Book of Mormon (written by Moroni as a final leaflet)

[Sealed Portion]

I am not sure about the * placement items

I realized as I was studying this last week's Come Follow Me that I had always assumed 1 Nephi through Words or Mormon were inserted just before the title page by Moroni (before the move to the front)... But in considering this I realized the above might be the correct ordering. Do I have this correct? I was trying to pin this down for a little while without finding a specific enough source to make me certain.

Another location for the original insertion may be before Mormon altogether. Because Mormon 6 does seem like a final goodbye while ending with Words or Mormon (for Mormon's final words) leaves us with verse 9 saying goodbye and then verses 10-18 as a acclamation of King Benjamin.

So I guess my question is in the original order what comes right after verse 18 of the Words of Mormon? The Title Page? Mormon 7? or some other place?

I'm just wondering if I were to read The Book of Mormon in the order the gold plates had them would there be some insights we could garner from the original ordering. Imagining the first part of the abridgement of the large plates had not been lost.

Another that I had is that likely we are missing the first words of Mormon leading up to the abridgement of the large plates. Such a shame... Why Martin Harris? Why???

(Obviously the current rendering is wonderful and a testament to God's omniscience. Just asking as a curiosity.)

-Irritated by Inexact Plate Structure Charts

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Dear you,

I have no clue. In fact, I've never thought about it much and I realized that the more I think about it the less confident I am in giving you a competent answer. The only other way for me to answer this question for you is to refer you to this chart and this one that will hopefully help you read/study the Book of Mormon in chronological order. I know that's not what you are asking but it also might be a cool way to study it. I mean, when we read the Book of Mormon from front to back it's easy to get lost in all of the flashbacks. If you read it in chronological order, the story might make better sense and who knows, you may even find some new insights!

I know you are feeling cheated right now. I can hear you now: "SNB, that's not what I asked for." I know and I sincerely hate to disappoint our wonderful readers, but I'm not Mormon or Moroni and it's been a while since I've talked with either of them. Perhaps another reader has better insights than I do, if so please leave a correction.

I hope that helps!

-Sunday Night Banter


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Thursday, January 16, 2020
Question #92863 posted on 01/16/2020 8:24 a.m.
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Dear 100 Hour Board,

While I should know by now, I am never certain how to act/what to do when a repairman is in my house. Do I stay in the same room while trying to avoid hovering and interfering with his work? Do I try to do something productive but interruptable in another room e.g. folding laundry? Do I just put on Netflix or some computer game? Am I totally overthinking this?

-Adulting is Hard

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Dear you,

You're definitely overthinking. They don't really care what you do as long as you don't interfere with their work, or do something inappropriate. I'm the type of person that likes to know what the problem is and what they are going to do to fix it, so I tend to stick around and ask questions and watch what they are doing. I have this idea that maybe if I pay enough attention I can fix the problem the next time around.

That's just me, but you could go in a different room, or leave the house altogether (although I wouldn't advise that for security reasons). Whatever you do, make sure to let them know how they can contact you in case they have questions, need to show you something, or finish and are ready to receive payment.

I hope that helps!

-Sunday Night Banter

P.S. I think your overthinking is making adulting harder than it needs to be. Just relax a little and don't worry if you don't have everything figured out because neither do the rest of us.

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Dear you,

From my experiences with repair men, they are used to awkward tenants (like myself), and so don't seem to mind if I'm hovering to see what they're doing (like the third time I put in a request to fix my toilet--I wanted to make sure something was getting done), or if I'm off quietly in another room to myself.

~Anathema

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Dear adulting,

There was once a time our landlord warned us that a repairman would be going to each of our apartments to replace the batteries in our smoke detectors. So I did what any other rational 24 year old would do in my situation - once I heard the repairman knock, I hid in the bathroom. We got our batteries replaced and I didn't have to worry about what to do while he was there. Win win.

-guppy of doom

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Dear Adulter,

Carl is the oddball and his Tongan etiquette will come out and start offering him water and food from our fridge in case they're hungry. They've all declined the food, but sometimes they'll accept the water. Ever since we moved we've had this 'free box' with things that DI wouldn't take (or want).

Examples: Brand new neon green shoelaces, a box of cake mix we weren't interested in, a large DFCU water bottle, strawberry daiquiri drink mixer, mini lotions I received but never used, a never worn green scarf from my 2013 Daphne Halloween costume, milk chocolate candy we had (I don't find chocolate to be worth the lactase pills if they aren't filled with caramel, peanut butter, etc.), and who knows what else.

Carl wants to ask them to go through the box and take anything they find interesting. I find this to be embarrassing. Thankfully, I've convinced him not to do that.

We've also been upgrading our furniture to prepare our nursery and many people have come by. He will also want to offer that free stuff to potential buyers. We had someone who bought our small dresser almost take our 4 foot Christmas tree! But his wife said no.

But when it comes to me and repairmen? I just sit on the couch surfing the Internet on my laptop. That way if they need to talk to me I'm available, but I can also just be an introvert and make minimal conversation if need be.

-Goldie Rose


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