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  • Another reason clutter is bad

    One thing about church-owned housing... it comes with the job, and it is not necessarily the size of house you would choose for yourself if you had a choice. In my case, this house is a lot bigger than I would have ever bought for myself, especially as I was single when I moved in.

    Over the eighteen years I have lived here, I have accumulated stuff. Lots of stuff. When I married, my husband moved his stuff in. Our parents died; we inherited their stuff. And since there was lots of room, we just took it all in.

    Is this forming a mental image of too much stuff? Good.

    So, now I am retiring in a couple of months, and we will be moving out of the church's house. There is no way we need or want to keep all this stuff, so we have been de-cluttering, discarding, relocating, and packing stuff. There are piles everywhere: garage sale piles, pack and take piles, give away piles, and so forth. And we are getting into seldom-used corners of the house as we do this.

    A few days ago, I removed a basket from a high shelf in a closet, and left the basket on the floor while I made decisions about the stuff it contained. This morning I decided to put the now-lighter basket back on that shelf... short chaplain, standing on tip-toe, jamming the basket back on the high shelf. Something came flying off the shelf and hit me.

    To be more accurate, it jumped off the shelf, ran down my arm, body, and leg, and back into the closet-- a mouse.

    I have had enough of packing for a while!

    Last edited by Chaplain Keppy; 05-09-2011, 10:28 PM. Reason: fix a typo
    We do not all come to religion over the wandering years,
    but sooner or later we all get to meet God. -- Edward Conlon

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    I've been a soldier, firefighter, correctional officer and a LEO. Been trained to deal with and have dealt with a lot of stuff. I don't scare easy!
    But that and roaches crawling on me would make me scream like a little school girl.

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    • #3
      I did NOT scream like a little school girl.







      I screamed like a middle-aged woman. Did a little dance, too!
      We do not all come to religion over the wandering years,
      but sooner or later we all get to meet God. -- Edward Conlon

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      • #4
        Originally posted by Chaplain Keppy View Post
        I did NOT scream like a little school girl.







        I screamed like a middle-aged woman. Did a little dance, too!
        You did better than I would have.

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        • #5
          How about you donate everything to charity and start anew? You do work for the church.
          Ignore List : Bearcat357, Blackavar

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          • #6
            Yup, a lot of it will end up with various people and organizations.
            We do not all come to religion over the wandering years,
            but sooner or later we all get to meet God. -- Edward Conlon

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            • #7
              I need to find a charity that can use mice!
              We do not all come to religion over the wandering years,
              but sooner or later we all get to meet God. -- Edward Conlon

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Chaplain Keppy View Post
                I need to find a charity that can use mice!

                Chinese restaurants?
                Ignore List : Bearcat357, Blackavar

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                • #9
                  Maybe a soup kitchen for indigent cats?
                  We do not all come to religion over the wandering years,
                  but sooner or later we all get to meet God. -- Edward Conlon

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                  • #10
                    I hate mice! Only thing worse is Mimes Imagine your shock if it was a Mime that jumped out of the basket
                    "a band is blowing Dixie double four time You feel alright when you hear the music ring"


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                    • #11
                      Lord have mercy!

                      A mime?! That would have finished me off!
                      We do not all come to religion over the wandering years,
                      but sooner or later we all get to meet God. -- Edward Conlon

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                      • #12


                        Uh-oh... I think they're in the kitchen, as well as the closet...
                        We do not all come to religion over the wandering years,
                        but sooner or later we all get to meet God. -- Edward Conlon

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                        • #13
                          Hmmmm.....well, that explains the distant, far off screaming I heard the other day.....
                          The posts on this forum by this poster are of his personal opinion, and his personal opinion alone

                          "Politicians are like diapers. They need to be changed often and for the same reason"

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                          • #14
                            Gonna be eating a lot of take-out, between now and when we move...
                            We do not all come to religion over the wandering years,
                            but sooner or later we all get to meet God. -- Edward Conlon

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                            • #15
                              That thar is funny
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                              Our houses are protected by the good Lord and a gun.
                              And you might meet 'em both if you show up here not welcome son.

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