Monday, February 13, 2006

More Amazing Discoveries

This past weekend we made a major trip to the dump--known more technically hereabouts as the "waste transfer center". We had some furniture that needed to go there. Much of our furniture was starter furniture one of us had when we got married twelve years ago, (nearly). At first we were waiting to buy new stuff until we moved into a bigger place than our first apartment. Then when we did move, we decided it was dumb to buy new furniture with a toddler in the house and a baby on the way. So until Saturday we had a bunch of 15-20 year old furniture that had been spilled on, jumped on, cat scratched, playdough encrusted, etc. It was so bad even the Goodwill did not want it. Off it went.

Underneath the furniture we found amazing things. The school library book we paid for months ago because it seemed lost forever. A mini Snickers bar with its wrapper intact. My daughter reported it tasted just fine. $1.78 in various coins. A very small but crucial piece of a Star Wars Toy that my son's best friend had lost at our place during a play date a while back. One of my earrings. Several small cat toys. Many legos. A Christian Century from October 2003. And lots of stale pretzel pieces--okay we assume they are stale. We did not taste to see.

I feel a parable coming on. The kingdom of God is like a family who looked under their furniture for the first time in six years . . . .

5 comments:

Songbird said...

We rode around with a biography of Benny Goodman under the passenger seat in the car for about a year, and we still haven't managed to return it to the library. I hope that is some consolation.
And I like your parable idea.

peripateticpolarbear said...

The last time I moved, I suddenly discovered that I owned something like 300 pens. They were all under my furniture.

I'd love to hear that parable.

SpookyRach said...

Loving your posts on moving. Brings back lots of memories! I can't wait to hear how it goes once you get moved and start your new job.

Lorna said...

laughing. Oh this is so good. I am not alone. We are not unique.

bless you and the move

St. Casserole said...

Great idea for a parable!
We keep books, folding tables, candy wrappers, coins and crayons under our sofas. We thought we were the only ones....