As it turns out, in December in these parts of Virginia, there weren't too many folks trying to sell their lawn furniture -- go figure. However, I did notice a listing for a set of living room furniture. The listing was interesting because it was for a very sturdy type of furniture, one that I'd always considered great furniture for rough and tough, raising kids years. Of course, during those years, I was only window shopping when I admired that furniture... the price was a little outside the budget. I made an appointment to see this furniture which was more than we needed, but for which the price was very intriguing.
These purchases are always mini adventures for Joe and me. We seem to meet very interesting people and Joe always seems to make really good deals. So it was with this purchase. Not only did we leave, having given the seller a deposit for the living room furniture, but we'd also agreed to buy the dining table she had listed. Joe negotiated a price for all of the pieces that was less than she'd asked for the living room set. I'm not entirely sure WHY we bought the table, but it appealed to me. The seller assured us she had four chairs that would go with this table, but they were not the chairs we were seeing that day. These chairs, she told us, were the chairs her grandparents bought and had in their home from the first days of their marriage, in the early 1900's. She was keeping those chairs.
We all agreed to make the pick up on Saturday, December 18th, when her husband would be available to help load and transport the furniture. Naturally, this week was a snowy one and Joe considered calling to change the date for the furniture transport.
But, as things have a tendency to do, time got away from us, and last night the seller called to verify we were all "on" for today. Sooooo.... Joe and I spent last night getting the rather "full of stuff" garage prepared to accept the furniture for the comfort corner.
|That area behind Mom is the targeted Comfort Corner...|
Boxes were moved and stacked, and within about three hours, we'd cleared the spot, put down the carpet and were ready for the furniture.
|Sweeping before Carpet|
|Carpet Down -- ready for Furniture|
|Picturesque Cottages at Misty Cove|
|Another Van Load of Furniture|
|Seller's Husband - Mid-Leap During Loading|
|Joe Moving the Furniture Into Postion|
|Notice who IS working and who is taking pictures...|
|Coffee Table Into Position|
|Cozy Comfort Corner|