Thursday, January 29, 2009

I'm SO glad I have holes in my head!

One small drawback to traveling all over the country is elevation--and the changing thereof.

Elevation of my most recent "homes."
Mobile, AL: 16 feet
Amarillo, TX: 3,607 feet
Louisville, KY: 462 feet
So what's the problem you ask? Take a look at a few of my bottled goods.When we leave a place like Mobile (16 ft.) and travel to Amarillo (3607 ft.) the air trapped inside the bottles is dense, thus puffing the bottles up like a bunch of labeled puffer fish. Sometimes the air pressure inside the bottles is so much greater than the thin Amarillo air that the cleaners are actually pushed out through the spray tubes. I wind up with puddles of cleaners in my cabinets when I get home.
Then, when we leave Amarillo and drop to a place like Louisville (462 ft) the denser air outside the bottles pushes against the thin air inside so that the bottles cave in, as you can see in the photo above. When I try to use the cleaners, a vacuum forms and I have to open the bottles to get anything to come out.
I'm used to this routine, but it always makes me stop and think... I'm SO glad I have holes in my head. Once again God knew what He was doing when created us. Just think what it would be like, traveling across the country, if we were air-tight. Either our heads would cave in or we would puff up until we...
One time when we were camping in the Rocky Mountains we took a picnic lunch way up to the top of a mountain. Our bag of chips actually exploded because of the change in altitude. (That's kind of a messy thought.)
So if you need some reason to give thanks today, thank our wise Creator for the holes in your head!
They make travel much more comfortable!
I am fearfully and wonderfully made!


sharilyn said...

so glad i have holes in my head! thanks for the laugh! :)

Brittney said...

Always knew those holes where there for a reason.....just didn't know what it was. thanks for figuring it out for me.

God's Not Finished With Us Yet... said...

LOL....yes, it's a blessing and we should give thanks for the holes in our head.....

Wow, I'm shocked the bag of chips exploded, but when you consider it, it makes sense.

Hey, I don't see an email or contact on your site....

Thank you for the nice comment on my blog and yes, lets all Christians hold one another accountable. Great planning!
And sure, I'd enjoy being a follower of your blog, which I'll gladly do now. Please feel free to follow mine as well.

I was in Lewisville, KY last year and it was just gorgeous!!! Loved it!!!

Edie said...

Hahaha!! Now THAT's what I call INSIGHT! I'm so glad you figured it out for all of us. Now we don't have to worry about exploding on our next road trip. Yes it is a messy thought. :)

I just wanted to let you know that I will be praying for your daughter. I hate injustice, but God hates it even more.

Jennifer said...

Great stuff! I love your sense of humor, and how you tie the holes in our heads to the fact that we are fearfully and wonderfully made. He truly thought of everything, didn't He?

Walter Mitty said...

Which Daughter? What injustice?
Should I pray or send in the Marines?

Word: aguetne

Talkin' Texan said...

Daughter #3.
A long story--not for this blog.
Some day the Marines might get into the action, but for now I think God can handle it. Thanks for the prayers.

God's Not Finished With Us Yet... said...

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Travis said...

We used to live in Cloudcroft many years ago. The elevation there is roughly 8500 feet, and we had the same problems with potato chip bags and plastic bottles.

Another thing that came up was baking at higher elevations. That can be tricky also.