Monday, October 29, 2012

I'm Addicted

Just lately I've been spending far (maybe I should make that FAR) too much time scrolling through the Craigslist ads.  Here in the southwest corner of the BC there is a massive Craigslist community.  It was probably about seven or eight years ago, when David was spouting out ads for cars for sale or car parts or something car related, and I asked him what he was looking at.  And so I was introduced to Craigslist.  And I was hooked.  We started off gently.  The first purchase was a tv armoire.   At some point I became seriously hooked, and it seemed like every other week I was dragging Larry off to Vancouver, or more locally if he was lucky, to pick up something.  We bought a fridge, a washer and dryer, a dishwasher, an over the range fan, bookshelves, fencing, farm gates, pedestal sink, bathroom vanity, dog crates and a multitude of smaller stuff.  We've also got free stuff.  We've given stuff away, sold chickens, and a few other things.  

Now that we have a new house to furnish and fill up with 'stuff', I'm in Craigslist heaven.  And because the house is very small, I have to be very careful about the size of the things that we get.  We are still feeling our way, although we did take measurements and are looking for specific pieces of furniture for specific places.  So far we have bought a small table and chairs, two night tables, a side table.  I also got a free side table that I am refinishing.  I bought a patio set, but we decided to keep it here.  Yesterday I bought another patio set.  $45.  The chairs are very comfy:)

  This one's going to Oliver.  I worked it so that I stopped on my home from visiting my mother, so really no extra driving or gas involved.  I managed to fit it all into the Echo, with the donation of one bungee cord from the seller:)   The table was on it's side in the trunk, with the lid bungeed down.  Thankfully the chair backs came off, and the chairs stacked, laid on their sides in the back seat.  There was still room for quite a bit more.

 Now I'll stop looking at patio sets.  Maybe.


  1. Cool ! We have the same chairs from my in laws for under our gazebo . They got a new set and gave us the old one ! We are hunkering down for this storm Sandy that is to hit Southwestern Ontario tonight ! Have a good day !

  2. Craigslist is an addiction. I have sold and bought there several times. It's fun shopping for a new place, eh?
    Batton down the hatches...not sure if you are going to be hit by Sandy or not! My father's place in Florida got hit hard. But, me thinks the Jersey shores are going to take a wallop!

  3. I have looked at some stuff on Craig's List but never bought anything..sounds like fun! You got a great looking patio set!! Did you feel that earthquake? :)


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