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    Paranoia

    August 13, 2008 by Brandy Vencel

    Something is following me. I kid you not. Before the move, I distinctly remember packing trash into neat and tidy black bags. Said black bags were supposed to end up in the large trash can outside the old rental.

    Now, I never saw the black bags leave the house and come to the new one. Obviously, I would have put and end to it and told whoever was carrying it that they could leave it in the trash, thank you.

    But they followed me. Yes they did! I never saw them, but I am finding their contents unpacked into my cupboards!

    I kid you not!

    Take yesterday, for instance. I remember two of the children’s games from our game collection. One, I packed into a box that was labeled GARAGE SALE. This was because the game, though very cool, could burn through a D battery in approximately 25 minutes. That, my friends, is a good reason to get rid of a game. So I thought I would sell it to some unsuspecting person. The other game, I remember throwing in the aforementioned black trash bags because it had broken and missing parts, and had also proven highly annoying.

    Both of these games are now in the game closet here at the new house!

    I tell you, I am being followed by my stuff!

    Tonight, with Si as my witness, I am going to attempt to discard these games, along with a few other items that seem to have risen from the proverbial dead. After that, we’ll see if they come crawling back to me or not. I’m hoping I’m just paranoid and my stuff isn’t really following me around…

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    2 Comments

  • Reply Brandy August 14, 2008 at 5:46 pm

    Meredith, Your story made me laugh! Of course “Do Not Put In Truck” means “Put in Van”! At least I know I’m not alone. 🙂

    Thank you for your comment. You are welcome here anytime. 🙂

  • Reply Anonymous August 14, 2008 at 2:26 pm

    Hi Brandy

    I don’t think I’ve commented here before but I’ve been reading for some time now. I really enjoy your work. I am in awe of the research you manage to put into your posts. It is something I long to do more of but am limited by time constraints now-a-days.

    Anyway, this post made me recall a funny story from one of our moves (the one before our last, in March this year).

    I got really organised and had set up “points” around the house that were labelled. I had a big pile of junk in various boxes and bags that needed to go to the dump/tip. I put a big sign on the wall: Do Not Put in Truck. Towards the end of the day, I go back to the old house and, mysteriously, the pile had vanished. I asked my husband; didn’t know anything about it. Finally discovered that my father-in-law had taken it to the new house (!). He read the sign and so he didn’t put it in the truck but loaded up his van with it all instead! What could I say?

    Glad to see that, aside from being “followed”, your move went well. And congratulations on your new home. How wonderful and what a blessing from the Lord.

    In Him

    Meredith in Australia

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