Another Idea Gone Awry + Where’s Lily?
So I got this credenza last week for free off Freecycle.org. It was gray, had locks, and looked perfect for my office to hold extra files and office supplies, printer paper in the middle, and my printer and a TV on top. I also didn’t want the gray color, I wanted black, which would match my black desk. So, I figured, no problem. I’ll take it and Stacy, who’s a great painter, can help me paint it black.
Nice idea. Poor execution.
In reality, I should have declined taking it in the first place. It has to be the heaviest piece of furniture – EVER – and when I got to where I was to pick it up, they neglected to tell me it was upstairs and I needed to help them carry it downstairs. Sometimes I am so dumb – or stubborn – or passive. Who knows. It’s highly likely helping carry that down the stairs is what started my back and hip to get out of joint.
Anyway, we got it home and it’s in my driveway. It’s been there for a week. I’m sure my happy suburban Stepford Wives neighbors are loving looking at that heap of blackness. Something went wrong with the top coat of gloss paint and it’s a mess. Not only that, but I have no way to even move it into my garage, let alone upstairs into my office, even if I could get the gloss on it the way I want. (However… if anyone has great suggestions on the right way to paint it, I’d listen.)
So, today I posted it for free on Craigslist. Surprise of surprises, I’ve received no takers yet. So, now I have one more piece of heavy crap junk to pile in my side yard and pay some people like 1-800-DUMP-IT to get rid of it for me. My free deal didn’t end up being so free after all.
So, while I’m working today, I thought Lily was in my office with me. I look over to her bed and this is what I see. I love her so much.