Last month, my neighbor and I began walking three mornings a week in an effort to get more healthy and to lose a few pounds. So far, my neighbor is making pretty good progress. I, on the other hand, need to stop drinking regular Coke! Then I might start showing more of a weight loss! On a more positive note, I have to admit that as a result of the walking, I now have more stamina; my hamstrings are no longer as tight as a drum; and my flexibility has increased, too. Guess those 4-5 miles really are having a positive effect on me….
I know that my last long walk netted me some great gains, but they really weren’t all health related. It was garbage pick-up day and we were walking in a nearby neighborhood when we saw the “junk guy” picking through the curb piles. As we rounded a corner on another block, I thought I saw his truck parked in front of some wicker furniture out on the curb. I darted over there, my neighbor following close behind me, wondering why in the heck I was sprinting towards the truck. I think I mumbled something about getting there before the “junk guy” stole my potential stash!
Turned out that it wasn’t the junk man’s truck, after all. It belonged to a roofer and the guy and his crew were busy up on the roof. He saw me eyeing the wicker and he said he’d make sure the the garbage truck or the junk man didn’t take it. But to be sure, I moved it over to the passenger side of his truck and told him I’d be back after my walk. I left the settee for the “junk guy” just in case he wanted it. It had seen better days, in my opinion.
This is what I went back for -
This needs a new cushion- I left behind the one that came with it because it had definitely seen better days.
Cute little coffee table.
There are a few places where the wicker needs to be glued down on the legs, but that is a minor fix. I think they’ll get a nice colorful shot of spray paint. Who knows- maybe lime green or fuschia! I’m getting adventurous! The pieces will look fine in the back corner of the yard, tucked under the shade of a sassafras tree, where I can sip on a
diet Coke. I hate the taste of diet, but I did try a Coke Zero with cherry flavoring last week. It was palatable and I might even learn to tolerate it—IF I come out of withdrawal……
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