SOLC Day 28: Wordle, Sisters and Bat Poop

March 2023 SOLC–Day 28
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Two of my sisters and I have a Wordle thread going. Instead of saying “Good Morning” each day, we just share our Wordle results. Today my older sister and I had both gotten stuck (and complained) before ultimately prevailing. My younger sister, who’s usually the last to report in (slacker!), chimed in with her score and comment. I didn’t get a chance to respond until much later in the day, but did so succinctly. Our conversation made me smile. The word, in case you were wondering, was “guano”.

It was a silly exchange when I was feeling grumpy and overwhelmed. A bright spot in a dim day. Once again, sisters to the rescue!

PS If you’re interested, here’s a more complete definition:

There’s a lovely house museum we like to visit in a nearby town. It’s a fascinating time capsule of a Victorian home and I wrote about it (at length) in a post many years ago. The family included groundbreakers in forensics and medicine but originally made at least part of their fortune as shipbuilders trading in guano. Yup. That was a thing. #truestory

22 thoughts on “SOLC Day 28: Wordle, Sisters and Bat Poop

  1. Our family also has daily wordle report-ins, and yesterday’s was full of acronymic expletives. The texts give a glimpse of your relationships– fun to read.

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  2. humbleswede says:

    Wombats, who knew? I was stuck after 2 guesses and couldn’t find any word that worked. Then when I entered piano, I was sure that I had it.
    Still got it in 4, though.I know a bit about poop, too.

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  3. cindaroo42 says:

    Whoa, I never knew that! I guess wordle opens up lots of conversations. I used to have a similar wordle text group with my parents and sister and husband and I definitely miss it

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  4. margaretsmn says:

    My sister does(did) this with her kids. I chimed in a few times but haven’t played in a while. I would not have known this word. (feeling stupid emoji)

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  5. lynnedorfman says:

    Well, I certainly learned something, although I did not expect to be reading about poop this morning!

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  6. maryleehahn says:

    Best title-as-hook ever! How could I not read this post?!?

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  7. kimmartin6 says:

    I love that you have this tread. Fun ideas!

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  8. I’m struggling with Wordle today. I am on guess #6 and am hesitating to pull the trigger. I have decent strategies (e.g., don’t use any green (correctly placed letters) in a subsequent guess so as to eliminate more letters). Hannah and I support each other when doing Wordle but never with correct letters or insulting to the other’s intelligence clues!

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  9. Haley Domin says:

    Okay! My friend group had a hard time solving this one and then we also learned more about bat poop yesterday hahaha so funny and random.

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    • mbhmaine says:

      It’s fun to know other people playing too. I have heard of people competing with each other by choosing the same starting word and seeing who can get it in the fewest guesses. Interesting twist!


  10. Denise Krebs says:

    Yes, great title for this post! I was surprised that I managed to get that word yesterday too. It was an unexpected one. That is fascinating that people traded in guano. That sweet sister talk made me smile.

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  11. kd0602 says:

    Love the connections with your sisters–even over guano! 😉


  12. Celia Fisher says:

    You make me envious, I do my wordle alone. I am also sisterless, perhaps that’s why? This was a fun slice.


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