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Been Busy

Postby Petros » Mon Oct 01, 2018 6:38 am

Busy is good. Not easy, mind you, but good. I have not been posting much - but I'm here.

We have had a month and a half in our own house, still unpacking and finding homes for things and WHERE is this and WHY did we bring that - and we are enjoying the place.

We have had our second death of the job - and are will working with hope for the future.

We have lived out of boxes now most of three years - but the end is in sight.

We have much to be thankful for - and we are.
The truth, the stark naked truth, the truth without so much as a loincloth on, should surely be the investigator's sole aim - Basil Chamberlain
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Re: Been Busy

Postby RMOlson » Mon Oct 01, 2018 8:15 pm

Glad to hear you are settling into the new home!!
I will continue to pray about the job situation .
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Re: Been Busy

Postby JimShedd112 » Tue Oct 02, 2018 12:13 am

I too am glad you're getting settled in and hope all goes well with the job situation, Petros.

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Re: Been Busy

Postby Ramblinman » Wed Oct 03, 2018 9:52 am

Moving builds character!
So much so that it would be good practice for all of us to:
1. Put a rented pod in our driveway
2. Empty out every room in the house
3. Put said contents into labeled, numbered boxes with an itemized list of the contents and a master list of all boxes
4. Move everything into the pod
5. Only put back into the house that which is essential to life and happiness
6. Have a yard sale for everything still in the pod
7. Return the pod
8. After another 5 years has passed, decide if you need to "Pod-cast" your belongings once again.

Casting all your care on him; for he cares for you. I Peter 5:7
Cast your cares on the LORD and he will sustain you; he will never let the righteous be shaken. Psalm 55:22
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Re: Been Busy

Postby JimShedd112 » Wed Oct 03, 2018 11:59 am

Ramblinman, while maybe true I'm certainly glad my moving days (US Air Force, 1970 - 1993) are over. Yes, we definitely could get rid of much of what we've accumulated over the years but i'm glad to be settled.

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Re: Been Busy

Postby Ramblinman » Wed Oct 03, 2018 1:23 pm

Jim,
If you were in the Air Force, you probably have built all the character you need.
And probably lost your fair share of toothbrushes, toasters and address books every time you went where they sent you.
But I noticed a trend:
My youngest relatives can fit everything they own in a car trunk.
My oldest relatives have a house full of kitsch, brick-a-brac, do-dads, and stacks of magazines, books everywhere and souvenirs from every corner of the globe.
Just sayin'! :)
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Re: Been Busy

Postby JimShedd112 » Thu Oct 04, 2018 12:26 am

Yep, seems about right Ramblinman. Somehow we did manage to hold onto the toothbrushes, toaster, etc. Since retirement, since the casinos like to give away "free" items we seem to have accumulated far too much stuff and my wife is reluctant to get rid of any of it. I've tried to do my part by minimizing clothing which I hate to wear anyway.

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Re: Been Busy

Postby Petros » Thu Oct 04, 2018 7:27 am

We alternate between "I thought we left that behind" and "Where can that possibly go?" Some things, after two years of transition, I just do not recognize.

It will settle.
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Re: Been Busy

Postby Maverick » Fri Oct 05, 2018 9:01 am

Ramblinman wrote:My youngest relatives can fit everything they own in a car trunk.
My oldest relatives have a house full of kitsch, brick-a-brac, do-dads, and stacks of magazines, books everywhere and souvenirs from every corner of the globe.
Just sayin'! :)


I'm stuck in the middle. :) I can't fit my belongings in a pickup bed, much less a car trunk, but almost everything I own is contained inside my bedroom. I have more clothes than I'd like (though I really do wear all of them, for better or worse :roll: ), and a fair share of musical equipment, but I try to be a minimalist with everything else. Except books, which I only buy if the local library doesn't have, and sometimes sell back to the local bookstore if I determine I'll never read them again. Plus, I like having my personal library on my wall.

My parents definitely fall into the latter category. :lol:

And Petros, I definitely agree about busy being good. No, it's not easy, but it is good. I will pray about your job situation and that you can get some good busy-ness on that end!
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Re: Been Busy

Postby Petros » Fri Oct 05, 2018 11:38 pm

Jobwise, the dust is far from settled. But after we were told at the semiannual meeting the second September in a row, that the org is bankrupt, there is work lined up at least through December - and the external project will come along somewhere in there - and word is there are others waiting. So far, we are not out of work - and I THINK if we were we could survive if not thrive.
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Re: Been Busy

Postby New_Adventurer » Sun Oct 07, 2018 11:15 pm

But I noticed a trend:
My youngest relatives can fit everything they own in a car trunk.
My oldest relatives have a house full of kitsch, brick-a-brac, do-dads, and stacks of magazines, books everywhere and souvenirs from every corner of the globe.

One solution might be to live in a motor home.
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Re: Been Busy

Postby Ramblinman » Mon Oct 08, 2018 8:48 am

I read about a family with so much clutter that there was no space to sit down, except on a stack of newspapers, barely enough room to walk from kitchen to bathroom,
so even these packrats had enough and they simply moved.
Leaving the next occupant to live with it or haul it away.
And I suppose at their new home, the debris will slowly accumulate like falling snow.
Until it all goes in some colossal estate sale..
And the sloppy couple meet their Maker,
bringing nothing at all to the heavenly conference,
Though wearing the righteousness of Christ for a garment, God willing.
I dare say, the New Jerusalem, the heavenly kingdom will be a TIDY place!
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Re: Been Busy

Postby Petros » Tue Oct 09, 2018 6:49 am

I'm not sure tidy as the Neat understand it is a feature there.

One of my students once showed me a clipping. Some West Coast type, whose living quarters had one bed size space with a path leading too it through tall stacks of books - a few stacks collapsed on him and seriously injured him. She had the nerve to suggest I was in the same category. I'm not, but overtidiness is not one of my faults.
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Re: Been Busy

Postby New_Adventurer » Tue Oct 09, 2018 7:19 pm

A family friend from long ago had a basement stairs with no handrail complicated by stacks of books on both sides, leaving a ten-inch space to walk through. Disaster waiting to happen, especially as they aged and infirmaties took over. They eventually went to a nursing home and passed away shortly thereafter. Their poor daughters had to deal with the mess and I suggested a dump truck.
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Re: Been Busy

Postby Petros » Sun Oct 14, 2018 6:45 am

My immediate reaction - an urgent desire to check WHAT books were there. Terrible, but I am a recovering book addict.
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