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This Is Where It All Begins

Sunday, October 12, 2008

A shout out to Craigs list!

As many of you know, Ben and I basically get everything on Craig's list now. We got our hiking packs, our dog, Ben's skis, Ben's coat, Mary's dollhouse, Mary's bedroom set, our dresser, ect.
A about 9 months ago, in California, we got our first really nice set of gorgeous leather couches. Big splurge for us, o.k., actually it was our tax return money, but still a good chunk of moola.
We loved the couches, but needless to say, they were so nice, it made us all uptight. We could hardly sit on them without worrying about messing them up somehow. We would freak out when the kids even came near. Not good.
Obviously, not such a good idea for a young family. So, we posted them on Craigs list about a month ago. We gratefully sold them and, oh my, were we able to get some great stuff in exchange.
The first thing we got were some new couches to replace them. They are leather and they are the most comfortable things I have ever sat on in my life. WE LOVE THEM!! You just sink right into them. We will have to have a party so that all of you can share in the comfort. The best part is that we still had money left over from selling the other couches.
So we were able to hop on Craigs list and find a .....drum roll please....


I am so excited! I love to play the piano and I have missed it so much. It is an excellent piano and it is in awesome condition. We got such a good deal I am still in shock! Music has always been a big part of my life, so now with a piano in the home, I feel like our house is complete. I am so excited to start collecting music and to play it. It will also be fun to teach the kids how to play when they get older.
Yippee for Craigs list!


Darci and Ryan said...

Hey, looks like you got some great deals. Have you ever heard of Freecycle? It's where people give stuff away for free because they don't want it. Sometimes you can find some good deals. Anyway, I don't know if there's a group where you are, but you might want to check it out at I got sucked into those books after awhile too when I was completely against it also.

Gina said...

YAY! How exciting. I can't wait to have a piano too...although I'm sure Max will do much more banging on it than I will playing.