OK, I have one for you. . . you guys know we have 38 acres here and then another 10 at Larry's current shop. . . well, we managed to stack up 11, count em' ELEVEN spare, undriveable vehicles of one type or another
.† They ranged from vans to trucks, either retiree vans or parts vans, you name it, they were stacking up.† Finally, bless him, Larry made the command decision to have them all hauled off.
You see, we kept hanging on to them thinking we'd need a spare mirror, or computer or relay or something, but the truth is, very seldom was there anything that was worth pulling off an old van. . .usually he'd buy a new part anyway.† Then, there was the idea that maybe we should pull a few things off and sell them on Ebay or something before hauling off the old truck, but you know what, we never did.† We were too busy to ever take the time, so one day, Larry called a salvage yard and said he'd GIVE the vans to him if he'd come get them all.† Of course, they were thrilled, and so was I.
Now, I'm not suggesting that we've quit becoming pack rats,†
and I fear that when Larry's new shop is built at the office, it will be as full as the one he uses now
, but I think we are learning that we have limited time and energy, so we have to be realistic about what we will do and what we "think" we will do.† So, there is hope. . . a teeny, tiny ray of hope, for all of us.
† Christy Hicks