After much back and forth with the rest of the family – we’ve decided to make the 11 hour drive to Asheville, NC – leaving early tomorrow morning – so we can attend Paul’s memorial service on Saturday.
Thankfully, I have an amazing team of volunteers to fill in for me. Additionally, Warehouse Manager, Dan Snyder – and Assistant, Chris Jackson – are no slouches and can handle whatever arises.
The only thing I haven’t figured out how to have someone else take care of is updating the blog. So, without further ado – and a good 12 hours earlier than normal – I give you photos of some of the amazing new-to-us furniture available for purchase Friday from 1 to 8 and Saturday from 9 to 4!
this might be the steal of the century…I couldn’t find a tag identifying the manufacturer of this linen-like sofa with down-filled cushions that is amazingly comfortable and classic – but I think it’s Room and Board (that’s my educated guess – but I could be wrong and I was too tired to lift it up and see if there was a tag on the bottom of the sofa). I was also alone when it came time to price it and I couldn’t be sure if there were some bleach-like stains on one of the seat cushions (our lighting is so terrible that sometimes it’s the light and there’s nothing on the fabric – good grief). Also, some minor spot-cleaning is needed on the bottom in the front. So, ASSUMING there are some bleach-like spots on the cushion – and knowing there are some small stains on the front towards the bottom – I came up with the low, low price of $165! Whew
look at this cool coffee table! The top raises to dining height – so you’ll never spill a blob of mashed potatoes from your TV dinner on your shirt while watching I Love Lucy reruns again! Sweet. Priced $60; Klaussner red sofa for $30
I am so in love with this retro yellow formica top table priced $65; yellow and chrome chair is actually a rolling desk chair and priced $30; each of the other miscellaneous chairs around the table are $5
here’s another great table – this time priced $135; four fab retro chairs (need some TLC) all for $75 (comes to $18.75 each!)
very nice dining set by Universal Furniture – table, two leaves and six chairs all for $185 (two leaves have some water damage); two piece lighted china cabinet for $145
here’s our third or fourth Room and Board (for sure this time) two piece sectional – it’s dark blue, not gray (you’re going to have to trust me on this – it’s blue not gray) that we’ve received in the last year. This one is in excellent condition – some minor fading but no other issues that I could see – priced $295 (retails for something like $1,800)
We’ve been meaning to visit Paul in Asheville for several years now and are finally going. Too bad he won’t be there.
“Perhaps they are not stars, but rather openings in heaven where the love of our lost ones pours through and shines down upon us to let us know they are happy.”
Take care, dear reader.
Update: Safely home! Though long, actually a beautiful drive especially once you get out of Indiana! Service was a celebration of Paul's life and afterward his home was packed with family, good friends and tons of delicious food! His work was something he was passionate about (owned Asheville School of Music and taught piano there) and he lived his life focused on connecting well with people. Truly an inspiring and uplifting time - which is sort of a funny thing to say about a funeral - but the warmth, love and graciousness of all we met, was amazing.