After giving Vince my La-Z-Boy chair yesterday and moving the smaller, older recliner into the living room, I sat down in it and thought . . this isn’t going to work. It sits way lower than the La-Z-Boy so I had to reach up to put the notebook on the table or my water on the table; the arms are skinny and hard, and the gizmo that wraps around the arms to hold my iPad doesn’t fit so I was knitting with the iPad in my lap, looking down instead of glancing eye level to follow instructions.
We both spend too much time in the recliners and having an uncomfortable chair just isn’t going to work. I had kept the smaller recliner in the extra room for when I wanted to get away from the TV and go in there and read, and I also sat in it to weave . . and that surely doesn’t happen very often.
I started thinking about the small recliner and we bought two of those before we ever bought the second house in Kentucky and that happened in 2002 so, assuming we bought it in 2002 or earlier, it’s 18 years old. I don’t have a problem getting rid of an 18 year old chair even though I can’t seem to get rid of my 28 year old sofa that I love . . and it still looks brand new and is the most comfortable piece of furniture we own.
I wasn’t sure where Vince had put his old recliner and it could rain today so before we went to bed, I told him I didn’t think that small recliner was going to work for me. He had put his old chair in the back of the RTV under the carport so it was out of the weather. This morning, we took the small recliner out, I got my chair back, Vince got his chair back. He said he has the part to fix the loose piece on his chair so he’s going to fix it and keep it a while.
We still have to buy a recliner for the apartment. Maybe he’ll find one he loves and can get one just like it for home. Finding a new mattress we love and a chair he loves at the same time . . just too much work! 🙂