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And Then Depression Set In

couch

That little white note says: “Free!”

This was the hardest thing to walk away from this year – a free “leather” and wood recliner.  Yes, it did need refurbishing, but only a bit, and hey, I’ve always wanted to learn how to refinish a leather chair.  Kelly gave me THAT look as both she and the newlyweds went on and on about some stupid air conditioner that was for sale.  All the while this gem sat quietly calling to me, begging me to take it before someone else did.  As Kelly continued on unabated, I kept glancing at it, hoping she would take a second look.  I peeled myself away from the intriguing air conditioner conversation (my IQ was dropping by the second) and sat in my chair.  I leaned back and I felt the mechanism click into place, reclining me to the perfect position without a sound.  I imagined myself sitting on the deck with a beer and, just as the the heavens began opening a bit, they were  immediately snapped shut by Dream Crusher.

“John, we need your help making a decision about this.”

All I heard after that was blah, blah, blah air conditioner.  Blah, blah, blah air conditioner.  Do you know how hard it is to find justifications for a free chair in your head with all that yackin’ going on?

In the end I walked away without a backward glance.  Hmm.  I wonder if it’s still there. Maybe it’s time to take a little drive.

2 responses to “And Then Depression Set In

  1. You’ll never recover if you continue to go to garage sales. Yes, I know, that is a sad thought for you to consider, but really, would any one encourage an alcoholic to hang out in a bar? Or a cupcake fiend (ahem, don’t know who that might be) to get a job in a bakery? Think about it.

  2. We have been watching hoarding shows on TV….those of us with those tendencies (read that YOU & ME!) need to fight-fight-fight against the compulsion….really, we do….need to fight….or perhaps only keep just a few “free” things? 🙂

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