Tuesday, October 23, 2018

The Rain is Still Here

The schedule called for us to take the RV into storage today.  Unfortunately, the thunderstorms started early.  The thunder and lightning was very impressive.  We decided that we didn’t want to drive in that much rain, and that I did not want to stand out in it while directing Jim into the parking place we’ve rented.  It’s 12 feet wide, but directions will need to be provided.  So, we paid for another day in the RV park and we’re hoping tomorrow will be better.

Look in the middle of the photo where the buildings are.  That’s a heavy dump of rain on downtown Tucson.


While we were living full time in the RV, the furniture industry underwent a sea change.  One now assembles one’s own furniture.  This is not just IKEA, but higher quality items as well.  We’re on the hunt for a TV stand that will corral the wires associated with the cable box and the modem, and so far it’s all DIY.  Same with bedroom dressers.  One makes one’s own drawers.  I really don’t want to do that.

We drove up to a furniture consignment place to see what we would see.  Their prices were just laughable.  I thought the idea behind consignment was saving some money.  Ugly lamps – $105!  It’s crazy.  But this was the best.

It’s a custom lodge bedroom set.  For $8,000, one receives the bed, dresser, giant chest of drawers, two end tables, a floor lamp, and two lamps made of of tree stumps.


This is a close up of the foot of the bed.  Sorry for the blur, I must have moved.


This is the piece de resistance.  Have you ever seen anything like this?  I just don’t know what to think about it.  If you look closely to the right of it, you can see the floor lamp. 


It rained pretty much all day.  We got pretty wet coming out of Home Depot. 

This was about 30 minutes ago.  The sun is breaking through out to the west.  Unfortunately the storms come from the east.


This is sort of east-ish.  The sky is still dark, I think there may be more rain.  The temperature has dropped a bunch.


We did get a 5 gallon propane tank for the grill and made a Target run, so the day was not a complete loss. 

1 comment:

  1. I more of a traditionalist when it comes to furniture. My tip is, if you dont already have one, is to use an electric screwdriver.