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A BROKEN LEG! DAY 289


Monday, October 04, 2010

LEARN TO BE CALM AND YOU WILL ALWAYS BE HAPPY!

No it's not my leg or any humans. During our renovation, we had moved our dining room table away from the door while the new one was being put in. Last night, as I was walking past it I decided to push it back. We have a 2 pedestal table. One of the legs got caught on the tile and completely broke off. And that side of the table fell off onto the floor! Just what I needed. I've been thinking about getting another one but not just yet. Now I have the dilemna of having it repaired or throwing it out. Actually, it is a mahogany Georgian table that we purchased while we lived in England in the 70's. So it was custom made and beautilful. However, it has really taken a beating from my kids doing their homework, a spilled water glass that took off the finish, and me cutting fabric on it and creating marks all over it. I think we paid $450 or pounds for it, not sure which but it certainly doesn't owe us any money. I guess I can stop thinking about drapery fabrics for now as the table takes precedent.

Today I have a visit from my regional director. I hope she is coming to see me and not the house. EVeryday we do a little bit more. Move a pile from here, throw it out or put it away somewhere. Hope I can find it when I need it. I have found myself getting rid of plenty of knickknacks. Stuff you collect over the years. Stuff you don't need. HOpe no body gives me any knick knacks for christmas. I need a new nightie instead.

Later.
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GAILRUU 10/6/2010 9:56AM

    If the table was custom made for you it would be worth having an expert look at it and get it repaired and refinished. We are using the table my husband's grandparents had in the early 1900's and love it.

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4DOGNIGHT 10/5/2010 8:59AM

    For some reason, I can't get my blog update to come up so I can do a blog today. I keep clicking on it and nothing happens!

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DONNAEDA 10/4/2010 10:20AM

    Make out a Xmas list for everyone and give it to them. Make this a new tradition, so people give you want you want not what they think you need.

Sorry to hear about your table, but everything has a time span and the memories are in your mind not the table. I tend to throw out and not keep, so my advice, toss it.

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JENNY888 10/4/2010 10:18AM

    I'm glad it is not your leg broken. Myself, I would vote for repair of the table. It sounds like a great table that could not be replaced, but getting a new one would be nice also. Anyway you look at it I think it was time to do something about the table.

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KASEYCOFF 10/4/2010 9:34AM

    Tell Santa you want cash or gift certificates for Christmas - you can then use them toward the new table! :-D

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ELSEEBEE 10/4/2010 9:07AM

    That table sounds wonderful. For me, the decision would be based on what will cost more, the repair or a new table. Good luck!

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LADYBIRD82 10/4/2010 9:03AM

    I too would check on repairing it, they will make it look good as new. emoticon

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KATHRYNLP 10/4/2010 8:57AM

    We always give each other Gift Certificates.. from the store of our choosing! Sorry about your table's broken leg. I'd have it repaired, but that's just me. emoticon

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