Friday, July 01, 2005

WHAT is that THING?

Holy crap! When Noah and I went downstairs for breakfast this morning we were shocked and taken aback. There’s a large thing monopolizing a large amount of space in the kitchen – the likes of which we’ve never seen in our house. Oh wait… it’s just a proper kitchen table. Hoorah! Our pal Tracey left us a voicemail on Wednesday saying she saw them loading a nice large pine table with six chairs into Uhuru, the used furniture store by her apartment. She then found the listing for the table on Craigs List and sent it our way. It was large, light wood, not overly embellished, in good shape, and selling for less than half what we were originally going to shell out. Bingo! It’s an Ikea set that sold for $800 originally but was selling for $250 – and the money goes to the African Peoples Education and Defense Fund. I called, bought it, and had it delivered last night. And with that the kitchen table saga has ended. So, have I mentioned I need a new coffee table? Ha! Well the one we have has nine bazillion pointy corners and a glass top. Not exactly baby proof. So here’s the dream table – dark brown wood, rectangle, rounded corners, sturdy, less than $100. Tracey – get on that.

So the big holiday weekend is upon us. Mark’s Dad and his wife are coming today at 4pm. Our plans are to go to Silk City Diner for dinner and then over to the Festival Pier at 7pm to see the free Philadelphia Orchestra concert. Of course it’s a scorcher again today and the Festival Pier is all black top. Not sure how that’s going to work out – but we’ll see. Tomorrow AM we plan to see the Live8 site before it gets crazy and then later in the evening see the fireworks over the Delaware from Penn Treaty Park. Sunday is a picnic at my Dad’s place. And I’m not sure if we’ll do a single thing on Monday. Other than drink beer. And celebrate Noah’s 8 month-aversary.

Happy Independence Day to you all! Light a sparkler for us.

5 comments:

patrice said...

here's to wishing that you incur no traffic wrath getting to your dad's on sunday...

happy 8 month birthday to noah!

Missuz J said...

SUPER score on the table! I LOVE it! Finding something you like on the cheap is always like christmas! Congratulate Noah on his new tooth from Sophie and I. (I found that a frozen wet wash cloth was her favorite chewing on thing while she was teething.)

TD said...

You know what's weird? Todd and I walked by Uhuru yesterday and saw the table and chairs. I thought, "Isn't there someone I know looking for a kitchen table?" But then I got distracted by our own coffee table search. Glad it worked out anyway.

This is the coffee table we want, but we want it for about $150 less. Tracey?

We're off to Pittsburgh for the weekend. Have a great 4th!

NME said...

It only looks clean from this far away. The counters are always crumby and there's always a fine layer of cat hair and baby spit on everything in our home. Even our new table. They work fast.

Kodi said...

Great find. Way to go. I need a new horse trailer, think you could get Tracey on it for me? hahahaha. Hope you have a great weekend.