Monday, September 17, 2007

Zen and the Art of the Yard Sale

So we're planning to have a yard sale this Saturday. I'll believe it when I see it. I don't
mind the selling, I don't mind the sitting outside all morning, I don't mind bickering over dimes and nickels. I really just hate getting ready for the thing. Getting all of the stuff together. Figuring out prices (is this non-working extension cord worth 50 cents, or just 25?). Putting stickers on all the stuff. Deciding which junk people might actually buy, and which junk is just entirely too junky. Makes my brain hurt.

But, to temper my loathing, I am psyched about Thursday night. We're going to Nashvegas to see a Rich Mullins Tribute concert, starring a bunch of our favorite musicians - namely Andrew Peterson, Jill Phillips, Andy Gullahorn, Ben Shive, etc. You guys know that Square Peg Alliance shirt I wear from time to time? It's those guys. And you will probably get tired of hearing me say this, but Rich Mullins is the greatest Christian singwriter. Ever.

Rich died 10 years ago, right around my 20th birthday. He was in a fatal Jeep accident - he wasn't wearing a seatbelt.

And since one of my absolute favorite things in the world is when one of my favorite artists covers one of my favorite songs, Thursday night will be a special night. To have a whole bunch of my favorites all performing Rich Mullins songs... well, it's pretty much a dream come true. I'm dying to know which songs get performed, and I'm already wanting to know if I can get a recording of it afterwards.


Janna said...

We won't actually be selling broken extension cords!

Did you mean to type singwriter? Is this a new word?

John Barber said...

It may not be an actual "word," per se, but it is AWESOME.