Tuesday, December 06, 2005

Disposing of the STUFF...


Old Basketball Hoop....Check Check!!

Yeah..papers that I piled out of my van..check check check!!!

This is me today cleaning out my garage! Why?

Okay so the forecast says that there is going to be snow. They predict six inches so we'll get a dusting. When they say a dusting, we'll get six inches I bet. Either way, I wanted the garage to be clean enough that we could actually fit BOTH cars in. Did I mention that we would have to be able to get into the cars by opening the doors??? Oh...well, that's still a problem, but I did it. I cleaned it out. It wasn't easy because we just have so much stuff. I just kept asking myself over and over, WHY? Why do you keep these things. The Slip-N-Slide for example. I know I will just go and buy another one next year. There is not possible way on earth you can keep a slip-N-slide in your garage without it getting all torn up or losing the steaks that go in the ground. And not only was this a big slide...may I add that it was STILL AIRED UP from last summer! So you can see the problem here.

I did not hesitate. I walked straight out around the house and threw that thing in the garbage. Okay, well next to the can. With all that air in it, it just wouldn't fit! So I'm felling really feeling good about this mainly because I want to surprise Chad when he gets home so he can just pull right in and relax for the night.

It was really cold outside and I started to feel like that movie Dumb and Dumber. You know the part where they have the SNOT running out the nose and it's frozen. Well, you get the picture huh? At any rate, I accomplished my goal and the garage tonight is clean and both cars or vans are in and staying warm from the possible snow that is coming tonight.

You know...in Matthew 6:19-20 it says "Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy, and where thieves break in and steal.But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where moth and rust do not destroy, and where thieves do not break in and steal.

So many times I get caught up in the "stuff" that I have here. Not that I can't part with it, and I don't feel like a pack rat, but I just don't think about it until I am confronted with it today. Why did I store it to begin with? I had to stop and laugh for a moment and think...."I'm sure they will have slip-N-slides in Heaven!" I think we have a fun God!



Theresa said...

You're welcome to come over and clean out my garage too. :o)

heather said...

I second Theresa.
But I totally identify with your comments. How is it that we have so much ... and think we still need more! It's a vicious little cycle in my head. ( and heart.)
I love you tons. Hope your cars were warm.