My Friday, tidy office is mysteriously messy by Monday. Here’s what I found today:
1. 12ft extension cord – A brand new, white, classic extension cord. I have no idea why this was in my office, so I suspect a conspiracy… Was it you??? Come on, people. Fess up!
2. A giant food container for a cake – Admittedly, this has been in my office since December. But you know how things sometimes mysteriously fade into the background? Even though this thing is the biggest rubbermaid food container I’ve ever seen, I’ve really procrastinated getting it back to it’s rightful owner. It is my wife’s aunt’s container, as she is an excellent cake baker. She made a cake for Michelle’s grandmother’s 90th birthday, but snow canceled the event, and we ended up with the cake container. Really need to give that back!
3. A box full of Xbox 360 paraphernalia – Our Xbox 360 took a direct hit when my daughter was landing a cartwheel in our living room. It had been slowly dying, and that was the final blow, at least for the disc tray and reader. The errant cartwheel caused the Xbox to score two rings around my son’s precious Minecraft disc. My brother let me borrow his disc scratch fixer, and after a good workout turning that wheel, we decided the scratches on the disc were too deep. We bought a new disc, as well as a used Xbox from a friend at church. But we needed to figure out how transfer our game data from the old to the new. So I boxed up all the equipment and now hope to download the data to a thumb drive. The thing is, the Xbox works great for internet! If you do not have a smart TV, all you need to do is spend $60 for Xbox Live, and you’ll have internet TV for a year. With no cable we were impressed with all the cool free TV that is available through Xbox apps: ESPN, A&E, History Channel, National Geographic and more. Works great if you have a Netflix account too. It also has a Kinect sensor and bigger harddrive. Just don’t expect to play any games by disc. So if you want it, let me know. We’d part with it for a very good price! Get rid of cable, throw an antenna up on your roof, and you’ll have all the TV you need.
4. Jr. Church Lesson papers – I teach our elementary kids Sunday School class every 5th Sunday, which is only 4 times per year. Normally our elementary-age kids are dismissed from worship around 10am, usually just before the sermon. But on the 5th Sunday they stay in worship to get used to being a part of worship. In July and August we give our teachers a break, and the kids stay in worship every Sunday those months. Normally I lead our sermon discussion group during our Sunday School hour. But on the 5th Sunday someone else leads it for me, and I lead a sermon discussion for the elementary kids. Our Children’s Ministry leader found a really great website with loads of resources, so I downloaded papers that had a game we played yesterday. It is so much fun spending time with the kids!!!
And…because it’s late in the day, I already cleaned up! Well, I started to…we’ll see how long I have that cake holder…