Three quarters of a ton!

Today marks 3/4 ton of stuff donated or sold. I sold three chairs and two rocking chairs today, gave away another chair and a shelf, and donated three shirts, some Bible memory cards, five vases and two decorative jars, and… as usual I can’t even remember what the rest of the stuff was. Oh, two coats, a board game, a puzzle, a tape dispenser and a pencil sharpener (both the very old kind), and… my microwave. There were a few boxes of other things including an old crate, two sets of curtains, a carry-on bag, and some small plastic storage crates. Lots of miscellaneous. A few candles. A dishtowel… but back to the microwave.

I’ve been debating the microwave for awhile. It’s big. It’s bulky. And it’s healthier not to use one. I didn’t use it much anyway, and I doubt I’ll miss it much. So away it went.

I actually got rid of 1600 pounds so far; there was another load after the 1500 mark. And there’s another box and pile growing in the basement. I still need to get rid of a queen sized mattress, a living room chair, and a gate-leg table. I’ve promised the back yard table to someone. I never used it except to stand on to reach mulberries. She’s also going to consider the back yard furniture I still have. I still have a couple things to return that I only just found and had never used. (Stuff that is still returnable, I hope.) And there’s a box at the new house that is growing into a donation pile as well, because when I looked in my closet yesterday, I thought, “Wow, I really don’t need all this!”

It seems the less I have, the less I want to have and the more I enjoy what I do have and the time my new found freedom has given me.


About thrugracealone

I'm a country girl raised city. I prefer open windows to AC, love a good thunderstorm, and enjoy hearing the owls and seeing lightning bugs. A bit old-fashioned, maybe, I can recognize many trees by name, resent elms and weeds, wish for a large garden and canning skills, and hope someday to downsize and get a few acres in the country. I am blessed with a terrific church, a good job, a sturdy house, two cats and a yard full of strawberries and mulberries in the right season. Some of my other favorite things to do are spoiling nieces and nephews, reading, swimming, biking, long walks, and blogging, of course. One of my favorite stories is creation. My abbreviated version goes like this: 1In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. 2Now the earth wasa formless and empty, darkness was over the surface of the deep, and the Spirit of God was hovering over the waters... And God moved... And God said... And it was very good. If God can speak to darkness, to an earth without form and void, and make something like this that we see everyday, and make it very good (and it was even better before the Fall!), He will surely make something wonderful out of the dark, void situations I sometimes find myself in. He has, and it's been very good. Two top posts: Can a Person Lose their Salvation? Baptism!

Posted on July 14, 2012, in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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