Tuesday, January 22, 2008

A Needle In A Haystack

A while back I told you that my MIL needed to sell her house because, well, basically it's falling down around her. She has decades of junk just plain crap memories piled heaped filled up in that house - all the way to the brim. I think it's actually holding the house together. Anyway, Mr. Schmitty and his siblings have been working really hard at clearing everything out so they can get the house on the market.

My cousin owns a company that provides dumpsters and has given us one to keep at her house for as long as we need it. It allows everyone to work on the task at hand, without worrying that the dumpster is costing money. Mostly everything that needed to go, has been tossed in that dumpster. And YES, the house is still standing. Hallelujah!

My cousin came by on Sunday and picked up the loaded down dumpster. Good-bye was the hide-a-bed couch my MIL swore she was going to reupholster since Mr. Schmitty was a tot. Gone were the million and one paint cans my FIL held on to, in every color of the rainbow. The lot was being sent to it's final resting place at the local dump.

The telephone rang about an hour later. Mr. Schmitty answered the call. It was my MIL. She was in a panic.

"I need you to pick me up."

"What do you need?" Mr. Schmitty asked, "What's wrong?"

"I need you to take me to the dump, I think my glasses got mixed up in everything and went into the dumpster!" she replied.

"That dumpster has been unloaded already. You'd never be able to find them in there anyway!"

"Well, he only left with it an hour ago, even if it was dumped, they'd probably be right on top!"

God Bless her. Panic does get the best of that woman.

15 comments:

Zephra said...

Can you say crap? I think I would just get new ones.

Valerie said...

please tell me she got new ones....

Leigh said...

HOLY MOLY! NO!

Laura said...

YUKKKY YUKKKY!!!

Rick said...

I think I see them - right next to the round thingy!!!

*~*Cece*~* said...

I would've taken her to Rite Aid to buy some readers! lol

Maria said...

This sounds SO much like my MIL. She too has saved junk forever. A few years ago, we drove south to visit Bing's family and discovered that her Uncle Georg lived in a house with catalogs lining the floor and walls of his home. It wasn't until after her died and people were hauling out his catalogs that they discovered thousands of dollars stuck in between the pages of all those catalogs. Bing says it is one of those "wacky southern" things....

Go figure.

Slackermommy said...

Oh my! Buy her a new pair and some therapy.

Karen Sugarpants said...

Awww the poor thing. Please tell me she found them at home or you guys bought her new ones?

Mrs. Schmitty said...

Yes, you will be happy to know she found them. I knew she would, you see she loses them about 10 times a day. She laughed at herself to think she wanted to find them at the dump!

Psonya said...

OMG. This was HI.LA.RI.OUS. Love your blog! No idea how I got here, but you're as good as bookmarked (not really sure that's the correct tech term -- but somehow I'll find a way to come back)!

Johnina said...

She must be related to my dad! Bless her heart...Glad she found them.

EE said...

I'm definitely with Valerie!
Your MIL's house sounds like my MIL's house:o

Justice Jones said...

That's so funny. I think Oprah had your MIL on her show not too long ago. Maybe the problem was she didn't wear her glasses enough so she couldn't see how much stuff she had piling up around her. :)

Queen Goob said...

I clicked on the picture for a better view and I saw them! Right there by the red sweater/thing!