Instant Gratification

…that is, if you happen to be reading this blog chronologically.  Otherwise it takes f – o – r – e – v – e – r   to do anything.  Like this table, for instance: my god, weeks!  After we made the decision this particular table was pretty painless – order on website, delivered to Scott’s office, put it up, bam, done.

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The rug that we inherited from Scott’s grandfather Nicholas is a good example of the prolonged, snail-pace, slow-mo process.  Scott’s mom, Kathy, has it packed up and shipped to us from California. It is delivered to Scott’s work.  Scott takes it to rug cleaners.  We pick it up in a few weeks.  It sits around – does it fit?  Where should it go?  Should we have taken it in the first place?  Needs a rug pad – look around on different websites, compare prices, call Home Depot, Loews, BBB (Bed Bath and Beyond), finally go to Home Depot, but wait, the guy said they had this size but they don’t, so you buy two smaller ones instead.  Bring the pads home, now we’re too tired can’t do it tonight.  Okay, now is the time, move the couch, lay out the pad, get it straight (!), cut it down before the rug is put on it or after?  After.  Lay the rug down, crawl around all on hands and knees around the rug trimming the pad, move the couch back, wait move it again it’s not straight (!), okay we’re done.

Here is Scott riding his new (used) bicycle to the bakery down the street to get us some pastries.  Bon appetite!

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