Too Much Stuff
Saying for the Day:The pers0n with lots of stuff when he dies is just as dead as a person who dies with nothing.
Junk and stuff! In 44 years of married life we have accumulated a horrible amount of stuff and junk. When we went to seminary everything we owned fit in the car and it was a car not a van. When we left seminary everything we owned fit in a very small trailer. When we moved from our first parish to Crystal Falls everything we owned fit in a small truck, a “Baumann Egg Truck”. Yesterday it took two u-haul trucks, a big and a small, to take what was left of our stuff after all that Peter had taken with his van and stored in his garage.
There is no question but that we are accumulators. In the great big house in which we lived it didn’t look like that much. It was spread out and some was stored in closets we never went in. But here in the trucks we could see that we owned far too much. It might not even fit in our new small house.
It’s not that we didn’t try. We had three garage sales. We gave chairs and clothes to St. Vincent De. Paul. WE tried to get rid of stuff. We were just much better at taking and keeping than we were at getting rid of or letting go.
So here we are with a half a truck house and two trucks of stuff to put in it. I hope the basement will take it all.
I promise that I will begin to formulate a plan to get rid of most of this stuff.I’m just not sure when that will be.
@@@@ New from Pigeon Falls– the little town in my garage where the trains still run, dragons fly, poltergeists do what they do, and life goes on as usual.-Yesterday will go down in Pigeon Falls history as the day of the second great battle. It was about noon when the dragon was first seen flying down the main street toward Nancy’s. It was carrying something that looked like a ray gun from the movies. Suddenly it was stopped, as before, in midair. The poltergeist had come to do battle. The dragon raised his claw and fired the gun. There were sparks like electricity and then there was the most horrible howl you have ever heard and suddenly the dragon lurched ahead and almost flew into Nancy’s shop. At the last moment it turned and flew up and down the street as if to say the town is mine. It was at this point Mrs. Trumble came out of the town hall carrying what looked like dragon slayer, her shotgun. The dragon seeing her took off across the top of the Masonic building and out into the woods. This round goes to the dragon or perhaps Mrs. Trumble.
It seems Mrs. Trumble had a wooden copy of her shotgun because there is a town ordinance forbidding the carrying of guns inside the town limits. So she really couldn’t have done much more than shake it at the dragon.
There were a lot of tourists who saw the battle. Sales went up at both Wink’s and Kivi&Maki’s . TommyUK said that if he only knew when these battles were going to take place he would sell popcorn. TommyTW said they are lucky that the battles haven’t harmed the town.
Petrovitch says he thinks there is a dribblet about an old lady with a stick fighting giants of the air but he can’t remember which one.
Is the poltergeist destroyed? Will the dragon return. Will Mrs. Trumble get the rule changed so she can bring her real shotgun? Will Petrovich ever fin the right dribblets. Would TommyUK really sell pop corn? And of course is Tommy UK really the undertaker’s son?
Today's Link- Returns tomorrow I hope.
I got up and dressed for church this morning and then I realized I w3as too weak. That ride yesterday took everything out of me. Betty and Pennie went and I went back to bed. In the afternoon people came from the church and helped unload the trucks . I am so thankful. But I stayed in bed. I got up to eat and went back to bed though I feel stronger now. I hope to be near normal in the morning. I just had no energy for blogging. Now I need a breathing treatment.