On a personal note: today I made my final storage payment.
You may have noticed, either here, on facebook or elsewhere, that occasionally I make comments like: “I have a book buried somewhere” or “I remember [so and so] saying [such and such], but I’m paraphrasing because the book is not readily accessible at the moment”.
I don’t know what people have made of those statements, but since they don’t know me from Adam they could easily concluded that I’m making things up. Recently I commented that I have a certain book in storage somewhere, so I paraphrased the author as best as I could and someone commented expressing suspicion or doubt as to whether I was making it up or not. But I suspect that most of the people who have followed me have taken such statements at face value.
For the past three years my wife and I have lived with my in-laws. It was a sad, sad day when we had to make that move. Any man who has felt the overwhelming burden of failure as a husband who is unable to support his wife knows what I mean.
Since then we’ve turned things around, learned how to handle our finances, further established our careers and increased our income. By the end of June – with the exception of a new car – we will be absolutely debt free and so we are ready to “try again” as it were. I have been blogging for one and a half years now with Covenant of Love and I have found it frustrating to write quality blog posts with my library tucked away in storage.
My book collection has grown exponentially since I’ve been with my in-laws, but every few months it becomes necessary – because of our small living space here – to bring another box of books to storage.
I am thrilled to finally have access to them all once again. Hopefully and prayerfully we’ll see an increase in blog post quality come July.