9/24/10

HEAVY THINGS I HAVE CARRIED IN RECENT DAYS

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Ok, I had some help.

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I bought this Consew industrial machine for a really great price after Genevieve forwarded me the craigslist ad a couple weeks ago. R and I drove down to the south shore to pick it up but it had been sitting in our van ever since - there was just no way the two of us could get it up our 33 front steps alone. Finally this past Wednesday our friend Chris came to the rescue and the three of us hauled the damn heavy monster up these:

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And these:

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And, worst of all, these narrow little wedges of steps right at the top, ugh:

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Second, R and I bought a dresser yesterday, something I've been in dire need of ever since we moved here nearly two months ago. I had precise specifications for the sort of dresser I wanted - a tallboy, narrow and with at least 4 drawers, raised off the floor and with extra storage for all the little jewels and junk I leave lying all over the house. I'd been eyeing up this old beast for awhile and finally brought it home yesterday afternoon.

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If refinished it could be a really beautiful, simple piece. Chances are slim I'll get around to that anytime soon, but at least my clothes are off the floor and I have myriad surfaces, nooks and drawers to store my treasures.

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Hooray to useful purchases!, even if one must break their back to get them up the stairs.

4 comments:

nokomis said...

two lovely, and practical, purchases! can't wait to climb all of those stairs myself! 5 sleeps! xox.

jenika said...

nice studio, lizbot!

Bree said...

That crown patch looks familiar...did that come from me?? Or maybe I am just getting my old dusty wires crossed...

xoBree

elizabeth said...

Bree - yes! it totally came from you, as did the little silk thimble. Evidently you know what I like.

xo