Not just repurposing, but BEING repurposed......" if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation: the old has gone, the new has come." ~~ 2 Corinthians 5:17

Sunday, July 18, 2010

Kicked to the Curb?!! Really?!?!?!

Last weekend as I was driving home from the store, I saw something that you KNOW caught my eye!!!!

Since I had already passed it, it took my mind a few moments to process it. "Oh, I've got to go back and check that out."

Boy, am I glad I did! This is what I saw on the circle back.

It definitely was some sort of cabinet. A little out of date, but we junkers just call that VINTAGE.

This front section was with it. A little worse for wear, but it was still there!

It had this big lid on it. Hmmm..... I wonder what's inside?

Well, it does lift up. Is that what I think it is????

Yup!! An old "phonograph"!!! CAN YOU BELIEVE IT??? Someone had tossed out an old phonograph!

I'm not sure what I'm going to do with it, but my wheels are spinning! I'm thinking some kind of cool "beverage" cabinet for starters.

But I could even restore it if I wanted, the owner even included all the necessary parts.

So why did they throw it out? Did they think the cost of repairing it would be too great? Or was it just too much bother? Maybe they just wanted a newer model, or were tired of it, or maybe they no longer had a place for it? ...............They may have kicked it to the curb, but I'm glad they did. I scooped it up and am excited to have it!

Sadly, too many people feel like they've been "kicked to the curb" and are hurting from broken relationships. Is the cost of repair just too great? Is it too much bother? Or maybe people are searching for something new, or have tired of the people in their lives, or no longer have room for them..... So sad...... They seem to not even realize what they already have.
People can let us down, but God never will. He is always there for us, and we never have to worry that he might "kick us to the curb"....
The Lord himself goes before you and will be with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged. -- Deuteronomy 31:8


Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

well merry christmas in july to you! i love when i see things on the side of the road and take them home! i have brought home chairs, cabinets, stray dogs.... and they all have been resued in one form or another! :) can't wait to see what you do with it!

judi said...

wow! that was some find! my heart would have been beating out of my chest. look forward to its repurpose.

...and thanks for the post...i needed to hear that today.
judi ;) said...

Fabulous find! I love it. Great post.

Patti said... lucky are you! The Junking Gods were with you that time!

red.neck chic said...

Dang!!! I would have thumb wrestled you for that - no doubt! Great find!!!

Beautiful post - thank you for the reminder!!!

;-) robelyn said...

Hi Midge! Patti was right- the junkin' Gods were with you! Believe it or not I gave away a phonograph/radio player when I was in late twenties. It seemed like such an albatross- my parents had it in their upstairs for years. Then I went to a party at the folks who recieved it and they had it playing (which I didn't even know it could do) and I realized I had made a huge mistake. Oh, well! At least it went to a home that appreciated it! So that's the kind of people who give things like that away. The ones who don't know better!

Prior said...

What a great analogy...The second one I've read tonight in blogburbia.

I'm glad they realized someone would want it...I always think God is leaving me little junk treasures when it happens to me, I truly do. He knows our hearts.