Preparing for the New Year!


One of the things that has dogged me since moving to this new rectory is cleaning my garage. I’m still throwing stuff out from my last 4 moves. I am determined to get this done not just to know I am not a hoarder but so that I can park my car into the garage. AND, if I am so blessed, I am hoping to have an associate assigned to me this summer and it would be nice if there was space for his car too! After perusing my junk I feel compelled now to get rid of all stuff….sentimental and all!

Not only am I going to get rid of my junk but I would also like to paint the walls and floor this summer. This morning I cleaned out my pantry and made a huge pile in the garage and just looked around and thought I was in an old episode of Sanford and Son. There are so many chemicals in my garage too which means I’m going to have to find a recycling drop off for paint and sprays that range from adhesives to only God knows what.

I am hoping that the Altar & Rosary girls are going to change their minds this spring about a Rummage sale because I am ready to help them make thousands of dollars with the sale of my stuff. Well, in fairness, it may be thousands of dollars that was paid for this no good pile of junk but they may make a few bucks out of it.

By the way, the picture I have posted next to this is not my garage but it’s a close call. The other thing I may have to do is clean out my spiritual house. It wouldn’t hurt to clean out all the junk that weighs me down, namely my own sin. A clean house and a clean soul can do great things for the whole package. This coming year is going to meet me with new challenges which means new joys and new sorrows.

Happy New Year everyone. God Bless You All!

3 Responses

  1. Nancy Bedolla says:

    Happy New Year Father Corona!!!

  2. Nancy says:

    Happy New Year Fr. Andrew. It sounds like we have the same plans for the next few days. I hope to have all my cleaning and sorting and throwing out done before I have to go back to school on Thursday. Wish me luck.

  3. Valerie says:

    Rx for too much stuff: Watch two episodes of “Hoarders” and call for a dumpster in the morning.