Saturday, April 09, 2011

So Long Table

We have decided we need to simplify our lives. We started a list of things that we need to get rid of. The list includes: table, desks, boots and bikes.

We started posting things today. Glenn posted our dining room table and chairs before dinner and checked after he finished eating to see if it has posted and there were two emails from the same lady asking us to call her and telling us that she would definitely buy it.

We loved our table. We bought it as we were preparing to move to Rochester from Waterloo. We didn't have a place to live yet in Rochester but we knew we needed a bigger table and we found it on Craigslist. It was a great deal. We went and picked it up then stored it in my brother's basement until we moved to Rochester. Buying this set of table and chairs ruled out a few apartments for us over the years.

It has been host to countless meals, countless hours of laughter, and countless hours of school work. It has hosted many birthdays and many fun meals with friends.

After the lady came and paid for it and drove away with one of the pedestals and the leaf I started crying. I am going to miss our table. It has been a great table BUT it really isn't conducive to our nomadic lifestyle. It is hard to move and having it required a large dining room which limits our housing options.

I am not really sure what we are going to be eating on or where we are going to do school. We pulled a table that we had purchased for Glenn to use as a desk from off the back porch. It was rickety when we purchased it from Salvation Army and wintering on the back porch wasn't nice to it. We will see if it will work next time that we eat a meal and we will see how school goes on Monday. We may be making better use of the desks that we bought off of Craigslist last fall.

One thing that I have learned from this is that I am too attached to stuff. I am glad that we are starting to get rid of stuff now. It is our plan to get rid of most all of our furniture and a lot of other stuff before we leave for RMED at the end of next March. The more we get rid of now, the less we have to get rid of later.

So long table. Thanks God for providing it. It has served us well the last 3 1/2 years. The lady was super excited about it. I hope that it serves her well for many years to come.

A photo from the last party our table hosted.

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