Tuesday, July 26, 2011
RAISE THE CEILING?
We HAVE a debt ceiling at our house. It's called NONE! Nope! Nada! It's labeled the "save it until you can pay for it" mantra. Capitol Hill tried to copy us a few years ago and coined the phrase "pay as you go." No one there actually adheres to that policy but it sounded good for a while.
Our ceiling has been in place for years. (I'm am very grateful and humbled that "by God's grace" and through His unexplainable love and protection we can hold the line! Tomorrow's circumstances might change everything but for now it's working!)
SO, the argument over debt ceiling is a little mundane. BUT the national conversation HAS sparked those creative bones within me.
YEP... I'm thinking we're going to raise the ceiling. NOT the debt ceiling, but our living room ceiling! Why not? Can you see it?
I have visions!
We could clean out the attic, jack up the rafters, and lift that thing 10 feet! The project would involve new brick siding, longer windows, replacing the heating and A/C pipes and vent, new insulation, paint, and of course pictures to decorate the new higher walls. A skylight might be nice. The labor alone would help spark new construction jobs here on our street! Talk about progress!
When the dust settles we could sit in our recliners and stare upward. Perhaps in a couple of years we could repeat the whole project and raise it AGAIN, another 10 feet or perhaps even 20! There is NO LIMIT to what we could do!
LIVING WITHOUT A CEILING LIMIT! Wow, now that's a thought! A dream! A worthy goal!
Having no line item in OUR budget for a new higher ceiling, I'm thinking we'll have to poll the neighbors and levy a tax on their income so we can begin. We'll convince them that OUR project is good for the city. I'm positive this will work!
Now, I'm going to go have a cup of tea.