I think it was meant to be.
Make that, I know it was meant to be.
About a thousand miles away in Key Largo this past winter, there they were, displayed amongst the other items at the upscale flea market located nearby our houseboat.
It was love at first sight, and sitting on one confirmed my love was not unrequited. It hugged my body like an Isaac Mizrahi dress, but without the annoyingly unforgiving lycra.
But there was a problem. A big one. We had no room in our car to bring them back home, and shipping was so expensive it would have cost nearly as much as the rockers.
So we mended
our my broken heart and walked away into the beautiful Key Largo sunset…
(I’ve been watching too many infomercials).
A couple of months later, while visiting a local nursery, there it was.
I could swear it was calling my name…
Then I looked at the price tag…
At more than $300 each, they were even more expensive than the ones in Florida.
So…I accepted it was not meant to be.
A couple of weeks ago when a friend and I came across a barn sale and there was a child-size rocker identical to what we had seen in Florida. I learned the owner of the barn ran a nursery a few minutes away which sold some amish pieces which they were clearing out and discounting them 40%.
But it was too big for our friend’s car who was with me that day.
And it was too big for either of our two cars.
And our friends who helped us pick up our recliners had sold their truck.
And another friend was trading in their truck the next day in the afternoon.
We had the morning, didn’t we?
We did indeed.
All in all, I think the glider works even better than two rockers would have.
So what became of the rocker that was there you might ask?
You are very astute.
For now we moved it to the area of the porch which isn’t enclosed (that’s it on the left). We rarely, if ever, use this space so eventually most of what you see will be moved to the garden with the exception of the rocking chair.
Now if you’ll excuse me, I need to make some new friends who have trucks ;).
In other news…
We still don’t have the rest of the fill for the backyard! It’s just as ugly now as it was three weeks ago. Once again, we haven’t had more than three days without rain. In fact, it’s pouring so hard right now I can’t hear myself think. But the optimist in me is hopeful that it will happen this week.
Last weekend we went to a Comi-con event in Hartford, Ct. Have you heard of them? They’re HUGE in Los Angeles, and I have to say the one in Hartford was pretty darn big too. It was fun seeing hundreds of people dressed in super-hero or comic strip characters. I’ll show you some pictures soon.
The decals for the bathroom are proving to be more trouble than they’re worth. I received the additional decals, but they’re not usable because they’re different than the originals. Long story and I’ll explain another time, but just like the backyard this project is taking WAY longer than expected.
Have a wonderful summer weekend my friends. It’s family fun weekend here in the community and we hope to have the boys here to join in the fun. Fingers crossed it doesn’t rain!