<%image(20050623-uhaul.jpg|120|90|boo-haul)%> The following is a fictional conversation between myself and a loyal reader and commenter of www.inamirrordimly.com. Any resemblance to reality is purely incidental and intentional . . .
Loyal Reader (LR): So that’s a nice UHAUL in your picture there. I bet you got one to help you move. They are quite handy.
Me: I’m sure you’re right, but I wouldn’t know because we don’t have one.
LR: What? You’re loading up on Friday and driving out on Saturday and you don’t have a UHAUL? Are you selling everything you own or donating it to charity?
Me: Not yet. We had a UHAUL reservation, but the truck never made it . . . or something like that. Julie spent 2 hours on the phone and got the run around. We have to wait until Friday morning to find out what they’re going to do about it.
LR: Bummer. You must be hoppin’ mad at UHAUL.
Me: We certainly have been aggravated, but we have to trust that God is up to something here. We’re pushing hard for a major discount and figure that they should be able to dig up a truck or two for us. Actually, I was consumed with annoyance for a while until I read Psalm 73:25 in the Divine Hours: “Whom have I in heaven but you? And having you I desire nothing upon earth. [even a uhaul truck]” That is a challenge for me. I find myself weighing God vs. the UHAUL truck and much to my shame it was closer than it should have been!!!
LR: Sounds like another reminder that God is more important than everything in this world and he’s sending you a loud reminder.
Me: Something like that. But there have been a lot of good things going on too. For example, I finally picked a color (after 5 tries) for our living room. Man, it’s a sweet colonial green color. Actually it’s called “Rittenhouse Green”, but I don’t think anyone will be able to tell the difference between the two. We also have purchased most of the paint for the rest of the place. Our guest room is Dutch Tile Blue and will hopefully not make all of our company sea sick.
LR: 5 tries to pick out the color for 14×17 room? You’ve got problems.
Me: You bet, and I’m taking them to Vermont.