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Weird Corner Chair

I have this strange chair that is the corner out of a segmented sofa. It is supposed to be off white, but it is so old and dirty that it is more like gray mottled with brown. Last winter the roof leaked on it and the stains were the worst yet. I generally keep it covered with a blanket. Today I propped it up on the bannister of our tiny 2nd floor porch. I sprayed it with dilute dish soap, scrubbed the spots a little and hosed it off repeatedly. Then it started to rain. I thought "great, it will get rinsed off well". But then the rain set in as if it would never end. The chair might never dry left out on the porch. So I just wrangled the oversized ugly thing back into the foyer and set a fan on it. This chair only came with me to Oregon because my cat loved it. It is the thing that has told her we are "home" in the several moves we have made so far. I think this may be the end of the chair. It is a piece of garbage that I carted here with me from Arizona. I often think back on the stuff I loaded in a truck to bring here. Junk. But this chair has had its moments. It has been a good meditation chair. And it fits well in small nooks beside windows. I think I paid Suzanne (not this Suzanne but the prior one in my life) $10 for it. I can barely believe I paid ten bucks for this. But here it is. Funny how possessions can complicate our lives. I would have done well to get rid of it a long time ago, and the cat would have known some other way that we were home.

I keep thinking I should get rid of 90% of everything that I have.
Then I cram more stuff into the closet that I might use someday.


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Jul. 14th, 2009 04:06 am (UTC)
I remember that chair. Too bad you don't have a lil' green machine, it would probably clean the upholstery pretty good because it would suck the water back out after scrubbing it.
Jul. 16th, 2009 02:28 am (UTC)
we have a funny habit of acquisition. I have found that it is something to avoid or modify in consideration of our prior life styles where most everything that we think we needed would/could fit in the back of the truck.

so now we attempt to practice de-acquisition. But sometimes the memories get in the way.

I have alot of stuff now. And sometimes the 6 month rule just doesn't get used enough. And that little voice in my head that I learned from my Depression Era trained family, "hmmmm, I might need that some day." Tough habits to break.

but at least we are aware of it, and hopefully incorporate that thought process in to our future behaviors. Because in reality, most of it is either convenience or want, and need comes in a distant second.


Another happily afflicted acquisitionist...
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