But first we had to find boxes, so we've been dumpster-diving (this activity may have questionable legality, perhaps) for those at various retailers in the Provo/Orem locale. On Saturday, after a glorious trip to Costco during which we tested all the office chairs they had, and during which Tim mournfully sighed that he would like an office chair (knowing the implausibility of the purchase) since he only really has a stool now, we were perusing the dumpster behind Office Depot and found this beaut:
And guess what? I found it for $249.99 here! Hot dog, what a find. (Happy Anniversary to you, Tim. This may or may not be my gift of love.) Ok, so maybe it's not worth that much anymore, but it's good as new to us. Almost. As you can see, someone had the good sense to slash it and desecrate it with permanent marker first. (Who does that, anyway?) And, as you can see, we thought duct tape might be just the thing. But we reconsidered, and now I've taken to stitching the gashes with ole-fashioned needle and thread. After hours of stitching, Frankenstein is almost complete (yeah, I'm no pro, but whatev). I also used a Magic Eraser to remove most of the permanent marker, although it didn't come off completely. They are truly magical: when I wrote in permanent marker on my fridge freshman year at Heritage Halls, they worked perfectly.
The end of the very long post.