Sunday, October 15, 2006

A monumental birthday

Yesterday was David's 30th birthday. Happy birthday, honey!

His parents came to visit for a few days in order to help celebrate. However, much of the weekend was spent working in the garage, trying to organize it and make way for us to finally park both of our vehicles in it. It was a pretty huge job; we should have taken "before" pictures. You may remember my highly unsuccessful yard sale last spring. Well "somebody" wanted to bring all of the leftovers along so we can have another yard sale in Minnesota. So the garage was pretty piled with boxes of stuff we don't even want anymore. We finally got all of that out of the way and Dad Gafford worked hard on hanging anything and everything up on the walls to create more floor space. We were making progress.

And then I spotted it; David's "time capsule," as I liked to call it. When we moved David out of his parents house over five years ago, we were in a hurry and decided to dump his junk drawer in a bin and go through it later. We moved it straight into the shed of our new house, where it sat, undisturbed for the next 2 years until we moved to Michigan. However, moving to Michigan, the bin found a new home in the back of yet another storage shed. This house in Minnesota does not have a storage shed, and although it makes for a more crowded garage, I see it as a blessing, because David would finally have to sort through his junk bin. The bin that we'd been carting around for five years without really knowing what exactly was inside. It seemed very appropriate to go through such a time capsule on his 30th birthday. We got a real kick out of all the things we found.



10 comments:

matt and joelle said...

Wow! You are old!:)

Holly said...

No way... He was security at the old folks home??? Good ol' Colonial Oaks!!!

Holly said...

P.S.--Matt and Joelle, do you remember me? Couldn't help asking as my comment was right beneath yours.. I check your blog every now and again Joelle and find it really encouraging!

Dan & Angie said...

Hey Guys,

Sounds like in addition to our common IKEA trip (great to see your folks by the way), we did identical tasks this weekend too ... and, of course, we blogged about it too. :-)

See you soon!

Jenn Swift said...

Security Officer at Colonial Oaks!?

Um, that's awesome.

Keetha said...

Treasure Trove - - - - oh, BTW, Happy Birthday David. How does it feel to officially hit "middle-age?" (I can say that since I'm old)

angela said...

happy birthday, old man!
i'm not turning 30 in march.. i'll be turning 29 for the 2nd time.

how about a blast from the past.. Hitesh Patel has gotten in touch with me & we're now keeping in touch & trying to find times to hang out when he has breaks in grad school down at IU!

Robin said...

I love the time capsule! I have such fond memories of your stories as security officer at Colonial Oaks. . .

Bethany said...

Happy Bday Dave...you don't look a day over 29! (Honest!)

Hope you both have a great week!!

Anonymous said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!

(I know, I'm late...I got a laptop and didn't have your blog in my favorites)

I turn this corner this month, too.