Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Our Free New Chairs Arrived!

Spunky Doodle is on the floor next to the left one.

We are excited about our first furniture that we bought since we've been married. Today is our 14th wedding anniversary and they arrived Saturday. Spunky Doodle approves of them too. She let me hold her on my lap sitting in the new chair. They rock and swivel. These are the chairs we bought with Gerard's $1,000 gift card that he got from work.

We had a bit of excitement though when they were delivered.  We were their first delivery at 9 a.m. so I came home right after eating breakfast at Hometown Buffet and Gerard walked over to the library.  The truck was there a bit ahead of me.  I tried taking Abby to the basement, but she turned around and ran out!  I didn't realize the movers had propped open both doors--the outside front door AND our inside one to the living room..  She took off across the street and I followed but then she came right to the delivery guy and he brought her back and I put her leash on right away.  Then I thought about the cats!  I hurried to close the door of the computer room where Manny was lying and then followed Spunky Doodle (who had come into the dining room by then) upstairs with Abby to close Spunky in the den.  By the time I got back down, both chairs were in place and all I had to do was sign the form.  Whew! 

From now on, anytime workers come over, I am going to put Abby on a leash.  She doesn't like to be banished in rooms alone so I guess this is the next best thing.  I was very upset with her.  Fortunately we live on a side street with very little traffic and no cars came but we really must work more on that stay command!  I told her I wouldn't tell her daddy.  Hope he doesn't read this, but if he does, oh well.

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8 comments:

Lin said...

Oh, that Abby is a bad girl! Didn't she do that before with another worker in the house? And she has such a nice place to live! Sheesh.

Those are some snappy new chairs, Karen! They sure look comfy. :)

Happy Anniversary! I'll spare you the Flintstone Anniversary song this year. ;)

Ann in the UP said...

Very nice chairs and a fine way to invest the money so Gerard has a comfy place to watch sports! But that Abby! What a sneaker!

Glad she came home without incident. I think you need a little sign for your front door. "When Opening, be sure the pets remain inside."

(The cats who live here love to sneak out, too.)

BeadedTail said...

Happy Anniversary! Those chairs are very nice! That Abby sure loves to make us nervous by running outside off a leash! At least she came to the delivery guy with no incident and the kitties were safe inside too. Sadie doesn't run off like that but I'm terrified of the cats getting out an open door since I don't think I could catch them if they got scared outside.

Sandee said...

♪♪Happy Anniversary to you,♪♪
♪♪Happy Anniversary to you,♪♪
♪♪Happy Anniversary Dear Karen and Gerard, ♪♪
♪♪Happy Anniversary to you.♪♪

I like the chairs, but yikes on Abby. That is so scary.

Have a terrific day. :)

Mike Golch said...

♪♪Happy Anniversary to you,♪♪
♪♪Happy Anniversary to you,♪♪
♪♪Happy Anniversary Dear Karen and Gerard, ♪♪
♪♪Happy Anniversary to you.♪♪
great looking chairs.you two still have a ways to go to catch up to Celestine and I.31 years and counting!!!!!!

Sharkbytes said...

A nice set- hope you enjoy!

bethannchiles.com said...

The chairs look fabulous and comfy! May you have many many years of sitting in them reading to your hearts content!!! :-)

traci's mixed bag said...

They look so comfy and how very exciting that they were free. Free new stuff rocks!

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