Peep_Show, thank you very much for that explanation. It makes perfect sense. I do choose to remain "plump" (matter of fact, JUST ate a stellar dinner of eggs cooked in bacon fat with the bacon on the side) so, hopefully, these shrunken brain moments won't scare the heck out of me like this very often.
wolftracks, I've had "epiphanies" before - which is what I choose to call the odd thoughts I blurt without regard to people around me. As for not doing things I thought I did... well, this is the first Big Scary One I've experienced. (That's my story and I'm sticking to it!)
I have NO idea why I thought I would have set eggs with their pointy ends up. Luckily, the MiniAdvance incubators (which each hold only 7 eggs) cook the eggs on their sides. So those 14 silkie eggs due in 19 days didn't trigger my panic.
It was the NYDH eggs. The ones I should have set on time but didn't. Obviously they are really important to me, despite my late setting. Another stroke of luck: I have Wednesday off this week so I can be home for the propane heater repair guy. Hopefully I will be able revisit this thread and post about pips and zips and maybe even early hatchers.