Dec 302010

“Don’t store up treasures here on earth, where moths eat them and rust destroys them, and where thieves break in and steal.” Matthew 6:19 NLV

Did you watch this show on TLC Wednesday? The only realistic participant was the Diva, I think everybody else was almost off their rocker. I mean, B, If I EVER come home and ask you to move your man cave because I have too many groceries for a three person household, you better say something or you will get roshambo’d.

I was really taken aback about the hoarder who didn’t even mention donating any of her loot and the DH that was “supportive” of her habit. God, family, then maybe groceries about 10th on the list of things of importance.

I loved the cute girl who was dumpster diving with her son and friend, I have read a lot about this (dumpster diving) on the boards I read, but I just don’t think getting a deal is quite worth this, yet. She is very relate-able as I (we) are young women who are trying to support our family as best as possible. You go girl, but really, let your man have the other side of the garage for himself. Give and Take.

The Diva was so knowledgeable and friendly, I would like to think I am more like her with her ability to teach and persue to deals on a timed basis. I loved that she walked and visited to get coupons from her neighborhood and shared her insight to fellow shoppers. I happen to walk with Dakota and pick up fliers on Friday’s when people pass out their recycle bins, so in a way, D and I are like the Diva.

Nate was a amazing in the fact that he was the only one who actually said he was donating a large portion of his loot to his church. There are so many people out there that depend on shelters for sustenance and help, I am really glad that he revealed the heart that we share, we purchase things for free (and almost free) and just give it away.

Half of these folks had separate insurance policies on the food and HBA goods within their households. I find it hard to believe that somebody would actually insure foods… and in some cases, processed foods. Just donate it to the hungry people on the streets.

Today, I was actually driving all around Houston trying to find one particular item for a project I am working on. I stopped at quite a few lights with men standing with sign’s of “Hungry, anything will help”, I wish I had these “extreme couponers” stockpile to help. Although we donate regularly to the local shelter, I couldn’t help feeling guilty for all the food we get to eat and jobs we get to complete that bring in money for our families to enjoy.

So, this is just me, thinking out loud on the show we all watched together. HAPPY CCOUPONING FRIENDS!

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