Thursday, March 28, 2013

Once Upon a Time there was a CHAIR



Once upon a cold spell in  Florida  winds gusting to 35 mph forced MadSnapper's hubby to stay home from the park. Three days in a row!

Alas! he was getting on MadSnapper's LAST NERVE with nothing to do but watch TV because he talked to me while I was BLOGGING!

MadSnapper New Desk Chair 

Aha! MadSnapper thought, I need a new desk chair and I  have been putting off the long trip to  Bucko's Used Office furniture store, I can take Bob along for the ride to keep me company.

Arriving at  Bucko's without the use of GPS SEVEN miles from home.
Alas! Alack! all the Bucko's chairs were 250.00 dollars and UP, way UP....new owner, no used chairs.

9 stores, and I felt like I had arrived in  Goldilocks and the three bears story book. I sat in at least 30 chairs... I would plop down and stand up NOPE! NOPE! NOPE! add 27 more NOPES.

Store 9, I sat in 3 chairs and the 3rd one shouted, this chair is Just Right..OOPS! forgot I am not Goldilocks.

The two of us looking in the window at a thrift store, Bob said I did not know this was here... OF COURSE not,  he had never been in a thrift store. now he has


2 mornings, 2 hours each, 3 used furniture stores and 6 thrift stores, total of 9 stores. [totaled for those of you with no calculator]

Benefits received from shopping trip.

1. we got lots of exercise getting in and out of the car 18 times
2. we spent QUALITY time together, who needs Date Night
3. chair for cost of 20.00 plus 4.00 worth of gas for the 20 miles we traveled.
4. Last but not leasst, we spent our money in a thrift store that is non profit and all funds go to
fund the safehouse for Domestic Violence.


29 comments:

Debby@Just Breathe said...

Your search definitely paid off. Looks like a great chair and the donation is for a very good cause.
Happy Easter!

GOOSE said...

A $20 chair, and it benefits those in need, plus BOB save a few green papers on date night. Win win. Did the dog come with the chair?
Blessings,
Goose

EG CameraGirl said...

Congratulations! You did well and and also contributed to a worthy cause...PLUS you all the other benefits you listed. :)

Madi and Mom said...

That was a great adventure looking for a chair. LOL
Good news you found exactly what you need and helped others to boot.
hugs Madi and Mom

Susannah said...

Sounds like a fun trip to me and what a bargain! $20. for a chair that feels good? Great deal! Now lets see how good you feel after a couple of days. that is the trick. It takes me a few times to adjust to things. Did Bob like the thrift stores and did he buy anything?

TexWisGirl said...

success all the way around!

Chatty Crone said...

That was a win win situation. I love to go thrifting. Like you chair. And we have given clothes to Hope - in fact this Friday we are too - great organization. sandie

Auntie sezzzzzz... said...

"Necessity is the mother of invention."

Necessity==Giving Bob something to do.

Mother=='Mad Snapper'

Invention==Purchased a NEW chair, for a good price.

Whoooo-hooooo..... :-)

Oh wow, I'm not only *scratching* for blogging ideas. I'm also *scratching* for ways to comment. lol.

Gentle hugs,
"Auntie"

crafty cat corner said...

Sandra, your chair is exactly like the one I roll around my workroom on, great fun rolling from desk over to the other side of the room to the drawers and back again. lol
Its as near to a fun fair as I'm going to get now...

Briony
xx

SweetMarie said...

Love everything about this post! You know I love thrift stores, especially the ones that are helping people or animals. :)
Jake looks so cute with that shoe in his mouth!

S. Etole said...

A win-win for both of you.

DawnTreader said...

Looks like you made a bargain. I dare not tell you the price I paid for my Rolls Royce chair, but it was way way way way up...

Maple Lane said...

I love thrift stores. I hope you will love your new chair.

Ginny said...

I LOVE this story and I love the both of you in the window. And am SO glad all your traipsing was finally worthwhile!! And does it feel better than your old one?? HEY, how about a picture of the old one and new one together? Bob's been a good boy. I just noitced you have blogs you follow at the bottom, totally cool! Especially since mine is there...

EM Illustrator said...

Sometimes it pays off to take time searching :)

Ann said...

If I did all that running around looking for a chair I would have to do it alone because there is NO WAY I would ever get Wade to go to that many stores. You found a good bargain there

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

Sounds like a winning situation all the way around.

Angela said...

I can't believe you went to that many stores in 2 hours! I'd be lucky to make it in 3 stores in that amount of time! lol I live a good half hour to town and then another 10 to 15 to most stores. I try to get as much done as I can when I go out so I won't have to go out every single day of the week. Great looking chair and that was a great price for it! I love going to thrift stores. We have one that helps animals.

Amy Burzese said...

That's a good deal all the way around!

Rose said...

We have been hitting the junk/thrift stores lately...not looking for anything. At least you found something useful!

SquirrelQueen said...

That's my favorite kind of shopping but without hubby. He has no patience for stores at all. You had fun and got a great bargain and helped a good cause. That's successful shopping!

Muffy's Marks said...

It was a win-win day in your neighborhood. Wishing you and your a very Happy Easter!!!

Cheryl @ TFD said...

The chair was a great find! And great idea to take Bob along with you.

Miss Debbie said...

Good for you! A definite win, win, win! Sounds like a great adventure with a happy ending!

George said...

You got a great chair, spent quality time with Bob, and helped a deserving charity. It sounds like a perfect two days to me.

Betsy Adams said...

Sounds like a perfect chair for you. Congrats!!!! Good day to spend time with hubby, get some exercise AND get a chair at an economical cost... WOW---that's neat!
Hugs,
Betsy

Mumsys Kitty Korner said...

A lot of pluses on that trip sweet Sandra and you ended up with a nice looking chair at a bargain price. If I liked to shop I would shop at thrift stores. Hugs

Cloudia said...

Happy Sitting


ALOHA from Honolulu
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Dee said...

a good blog post and a fun day with hubby = priceless.