17 Mar

Classic Clutterbug

What comes natural to me is strange to others.  I have explained the fact that my mother never suggested that I do anything and when I walked into that dismal dorm room at East Texas Baptist College in 1950, much to the chagrin of my room mate, I was in for a rude awakening.   I would like to blame all my cluttering on mother, but there must be a glitch in my makeup that brings about piles of things and failure to discard anything for over 90-years. Here is what I think is 'neat'.  It is my workstation for my wooden models after I have 'straightened' it.

So you can see why I am considered a "Classic Clutterbug".  I am amazed when I see someone's work station and compare.  I know clutter bothers me.  I know there is a better way to do things, but for the life of me, I cannot seem to do the right thing. I have a file cabinet and today I was seeking a document and discovered pages of everything from old bills to brochures.  None of which I have need of, but for some reason, here they are taking up space....cluttering!

What you see in this photo is evidence of ineptness.  I know that the mechanical models from Ugear actually are 'mechanical', but, with a few exceptions, mine don't.  The ones shown here are in limbo due to breakage of one small piece.  I'm well acquainted with their customer service department.  The only problem I have had is that replacements are shipped from the Ukraine and that takes weeks. 

There are loved ones patiently awaiting their models and I am patiently awaiting the pieces.  Ugears has not failed to do as they promise, it's just that their kits contain pieces that are difficult to remove from the laser-cut boards.  When one of these breaks the whole process comes to a halt.

They do provide extras in kits, but I seem to break the others.  Bummer.

You may wonder, "If you have caregivers, why are you not asking them to tidy-up.  I have no reason, at all.  It's just my nature to live like this.  I know of no other way to live.

(Among the items you see on this hobby table, there are a few non-essentials to the project, such as the charging station for my hearing aids, a stud finder, extra USB transformer, dental floss and a bottle of wash for my CPAP mask.)  All quite essential for something, donchaknow.  Really     

Some day I will thrill you with a photo of my "corner studio".

(A Good Word from Colossians 3:12: "Therefore, as God's chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience.")

And that's what I get from My Box of Chocolates right here in my corner studio under the shadow of Kyle Field.


James G Austin '69

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