So this is my 14th day doing this, the two week mark. I’m starting to actually notice the effects. Closets aren’t quite so packed, cabinets make sense, I’m getting a little more breathing room. All this comes when Lonny is deep in a coat drive. He volunteers for a local church that offers clothing and household goods free-of-charge to the homeless and needy every Thursday morning. He’s an Atheist, which makes his service at the church rather amusing. He excuses himself from the room when they pray so as to not be disrespectful, which is funny since otherwise he has a no-holds-barred attitude towards talking about how he feels about organized religion in mixed company.
Theological leanings aside, the upshot of the coat drive means that my house is piled high with coats. He collects them from various donation sites, sorts and launders them, and then delivers them to the church. He sells valuable coats to raise money to pay for needed items like warm socks, gloves and hats which he buys in bulk on the internet and has delivered to our house in large boxes …. where they sit around for up to a week. Do you see where this is going?
Lonny is a deeply good man … which makes me feel like a terribly bad person when I complain about how every flat surface seems to be covered with stacks of coats. So even as I clear out the clutter in my life, Lonny is processing hundreds and hundreds of coats to compensate.
But I keep pressing on.
I found all this behind the easy chair in my bedroom.