March #SOLC17 Day 13
I bought my mom a new couch about a month ago. The previous one was not that old, but many of the springs were already broken. Once the new couch was purchased it was clear that a new side table was needed because the current side table was sitting too low. The lamp was unreachable. The glass of water too hard to grab.
The box that contained the new table sat in our extra bedroom for a whole week. We spent those seven days walking around and avoiding the pieces of table all wrapped up in cardboard. It was finally the weekend when we approached the large, brown carton and decided to see what construction of this table was all about. Large pieces were pulled from the package along with some smaller ones that needed to “fit carefully inside.” Hardware was then revealed; eight screws, eight flat washers, eight clip washers and a tiny little wrench to make everything nice and tight.
We looked at each other. There’s always tomorrow, we simultaneously thought. We can dodge this 8 x 3 beast for at least one more day.