Thursday, August 27, 2009

You might be a Bingham if....


Actually, there are a million phrases that could complete this sentence; You might be a Bingham if...you have never posed seriously for a picture in your life, you can quote the entire movie "Pee-wee's Big Adventure", or you would spontaneously burst into flames if you had to order fish in a restaurant...those are a few of my personal favorites) but another one I realized is If you park two cars in your garage. My parents have always parked both cars inside the garage since I was a kid. And that was even when we had big cars, like giant sedans and a minivan- I didn't realize until I got older what a feat that truly is! Jacob and I haven't always done this. It wasn't until about 2 years ago when the tire on our Honda got slashed one night that we got motivated to never leave a car out in the driveway all night again. And I can honestly say that since then we haven't! Anyway, after the pinata affair and realizing how disgusting a place my garage was becoming, I did go out and clean it. How do we get so much "stuff" anyway? 4 bikes?, bags and bags of soccer balls, tubs and tubs of holiday decorations, piles of DJ equipment, tools (oh, the tools!), random furniture, shoes, brooms, yard care stuff (which doesn't even include the stuff in the backyard shed!),shop vacs, soccer nets, coolers, our hurricane generator, gas cans, paint cans, food storage- Oh, my sweet Mammy! So much stuff! At least after I cleaned it up it looks like organized chaos instead of the aftermath of nuclear fallout. I was so proud I had to get it on film. Which seems an odd thing to do, but in the words of Pee-Wee, "Why don't you take a picture? It'll last longer!" Which, in the case of my clean garage, is so so true.

3 comments:

Karin said...

If you want to get rid of anything, you can freecycle it...! Great job organizing!! You are amazing! :)

Mags said...

Wow!! I just rearranged our garage to get more room for our one minivan. I am very impressed.

Bob-O said...

I was able to answer yes to the noted "If's", which makes me feel good! Side note: What's this about DJ Equipment?