Sunday, February 15, 2009

What a Great Surprise!

Our things are still in storage in Charleston. Until we can get our tax returns, we can't drive down to get them. We've been getting by without our furniture, but to be honest, sitting on a lawnchair in my empty living room has been a little discouraging. I had not mentioned to anyone except Rob about how I wished we had a couch so when people come over they don't have to sit on the hard kitchen chairs. We figured it's been this long, a couple more months won't hurt us.

So imagine my surprise when my sister called me yesterday. A family in her apartment building had moved out and abandoned their living room furniture. The landlord was going to toss it out unless we wanted to come get it. Wow! So last night we drove to her place and looked at the furniture. It's great! They gave us not only a couch, but a loveseat, a chair with an ottoman and a wooden entertainment center.

Once we get our things from Charleston, we will keep what we can use, combining both sets and whatever we can't use, we will pass on to anyone that can use it. I feel so fortunate to wake up this morning and be able to blog from my comfy couch while the kids play video games next to me.

Now I'm off to get everyone ready for a family gathering. Yesterday marked Rob's grandparent's wedding anniversary and most of the family is coming into town today to have lunch with them. I believe this year marks 55 years for them.

1 comment:

Emma and Mommy said...

Oh I am so glad you got lucky and got the furniture. That must make things feel more like "home" to you. I know when Darren and I first got married we had literally no furniture in our place for about 4 months, not even a bed! Getting furniture even used kind (like we did too) makes you feel all good inside.

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Diagram of Tommy's Heart Defects
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