It all started with this wonderful ABUNDANCE.
We have apples coming out of our ears!
I am not complaining but from the photo you can see I have an issue here.
We distributed as much as we could amongst our friends and relatives, but I knew that we had saturated that market when people started to hide when they saw us coming laden down with bags and bags of apples :)
So there I was, left to deal with the rest of the hoard.
Which I did, however . . .
After bottling a few, I ran out of bottles.
After storing some in the fridge, I ran out of room.
After filling the freezers of both fridges to bursting point, it was checkmate for me.
I was still left with lots of apples AND I had even more fruit on the way aswell.
Geez, talk about abundance!
But what now, I had to do something.
Thank goodness for BFO’s (blinding flashes of the obvious).
Mine was . . . Why don’t I consider getting a chest freezer?
Having the BFO was great, however nothing happened.
It wasn’t until I stepped up a notch in my thinking and considering that something actually shifted! After days of tripping over boxes full of apples I had enough. At this point I decided that I wanted a freezer!
And sure enough, that declaration did get me into action.
Off John and I went to go window shopping and after I arrived home, I went online looking for second hand freezers.
So here’s where it gets interesting.
Because I hadn’t chosen yet, the initial burst of action was like a puff of smoke, impressive but not lasting.
Before I knew it I slid back into gloomland, void of any possibility of how I could easily have a freezer.
I complained that all the freezers on the internet were old and rusty and way too expensive. I started to say that I hated buying other people’s crap and that all the good ones would be snapped up before I could put a bid in anyway. And all the while I carried on with my dithering and complaining, I was of course killing off any possibility of getting my freezer.
And it would stay that way until the penny dropped and I finally realized that . . .
. . . I would need to choose the freezer. Simple as that. Choose.
Funnily enough, guess what happened?
Ironically, it wasn’t until I wrote a post on choosing, that the penny dropped.
I wasn’t choosing that freezer.
I couldn’t believe it but there I was, stuck in indecision and complaining.
And sure enough, once I had chosen fully, I had total clarity and I acted.
Out came the catalogues and brochures and from there I figured out the size and specifications that I wanted. I had a price tag of $200 and it was to be within the 4 to 7 year old range. So armed with my choices, I went back online
and . . . I kid you not . . .
after previously only seeing all those horrible old freezers . . . there it was!
A 4 year old chest freezer in the size I wanted and with a reserve price way below $200.
I couldn’t believe my luck but there was still a catch.
People were bidding and the sale was still a few days away.
And I nearly said; “Oh well that’s it, it’s over, the bidding will drive the price up to well over my $200 limit, darn.”
However I caught myself in time, I did not complain, grumble or give up, I had chosen and now all I needed to do was wait and see.
I did ask John for help with placing a bid, which I did and then I went on with my life.
On the day of the auction we decided to do another apple drop in the neighborhood.
Rural folk are hospitable and it took us some time to deliver these apples.
You can imagine the shock when after some drinks, John spotted the time and realized we had nearly missed the auction close, ‘The Hour’ was upon us.
We quickly excused ourselves; we had a freezer to buy.
We arrived home just in the nick of time.
Once home we got ready and logged on.
And what did I see; to my amazement the bidding had stopped at $200!
In the dying moments of the auction I put in my bid of $205 and bingo! . . . the freezer was ours.
And there you have it; the power of choosing. It works.
Sure enough. It unfolded right before my very own eyes in a way that honestly went far beyond my imagination!