Sunday, August 25, 2013

The Price of Indecision..

For the last two weeks a neighbor had an old 60s era record player cabinet out at the end of their drive way.  I hemmed and hawed trying to decide if I wanted to go find out about it.  You see I have an extensive record collection but no record player.  I miss listening to my old albums and would love to be able to play them again.  I also inherited a bunch of albums from my grandmother (think Elvis and Laurence Welk) that I would love to listen to.

It kind of looked like this one..

Everyday I would go outside to the end of my driveway and look to see if it was still there and everyday is was just begging me to come get it.  I even tried calling another neighbor for an email address but there wasn't one.

Finally, I couldn't take it anymore.

It took a little courage but I finally walked over to their house and looked at it.  The sign said it worked and it was free!!! I tried to lift it but that thing was too heavy for me (only bad part about being a single girl is there is no built-in muscles around) to drag home to my house and I was too embarrassed to knock on the door to ask them for help. So, I walked home knowing that I would lose this treasure.

Even though it sat for two weeks I knew this was the weekend it would be gone.  So, I sat undecided, trying to convince myself that I didn't need it on Saturday. Meanwhile, I walked out to look every hour to see if it was still there. Then I sat some more trying to convince myself that I have ABSOLUTELY no room to put it. I told myself that if it was still there on Sunday I would do something about it. On Sunday morning, I walked outside at it was still there!  I proceeded to argue with myself again about how I didn't NEED it and that I just WANTED it because it was free.

Even though knowing and that it was an internal struggle I ignored my instincts and walked away.

Big Mistake! Huge!

I walked outside one more time..and it's GONE. (Insert big sad face here!)

I knew that my indecision would be my undoing..curses, foiled again!

Why does this happen to me? What in the world do I have to be embarrassed about?

..Next time I'll make sure to follow my instincts..and snatch it in the middle of the night.


  1. Oy..... I hate when that happens!

    1. I know!!!! I learned my lesson!! At least it's comforting to know that I'm not the only one. Thank you for stopping by!



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