Tuesday, February 12, 2013
See? STILL Getting Things Together! But I Think This Conant Ball Danish Style Lounge Sofa Might Be The Last Big Item I Can Fit Into The Shop. Status: Cleaned Up And Available.
Once again, burning the midnight oil at the shop. It had to be done. Night before last I spotted this beautiful Conant Ball Danish style sofa on craigslist around 10pm. The seller included a cryptic phone number so I went ahead and decoded and called it. No answer at first but I struck paydirt on my second try!
Yeah, the seller had put his area code in parenthesis but failed to hit the shift key on the second of the set
so his number looked like (9990123-4567. It took me a few moments to figure out what had happened
but when I called and got a business voice mail I became unnerved. I looked at the number again to see
if there was a different way to figure it and came up empty handed...so I decided to try it again and leave
a message if I got voice mail again. This time the seller answered! Score!
But alas, even though the seller had JUST placed the ad, he was not able (willing, but not able) to show
me the sofa at that time. This was a score (of course it was...I was after it!) and I knew it would gather
lots of interest. But the guy sounded really cool and said he would definitely hold if for me since I had
called him so soon after the ad went up. We made arrangements to meet after I got off work and I
crossed my fingers.
I called again before work to confirm that someone else hadn't snatched the sofa and the seller assured
me that it was being held for me. After I got off work I called again and the seller said to come on by
and he'd help me load it up. THAT turned out to be a bit of a fiasco. I'm usually very prepared with
bungees and tie downs. I forgot ALL of that at home...AND I had a pair of barstools in the back of
Frank (the Focus Wagon). So I couldn't put anything on top of the car...and although I could Almost
close the hatch with this in the back...it just wasn't going to happen. Did I mention that I forgot all my
tiedowns? The seller was kind enough to forward me a single bungee and that was all it took. I was
loaded up and headed to the shop. I spent the next three hours cleaning it up and tagging more of my
items. And that's the story of why today's posting is so late!