The search begins.

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The weather is getting warmer and that means the barn porch furniture needs to migrate from the man cave to its outdoor home.

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Which is going to leave a big hole in the room. Solution? Two manly leather club chairs and a table. Unfortunately this meant prolonged shopping excursions with the husband. And trust me… when it comes to picky, women have nothing on my other half. When we need new furniture, I usually do the scouting and narrow it down to 3 choices. Anything more than that overloads his senses. So imagine my unmitigated horror surprise when he suggested we make a day of it.

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Yes, that’s close.

Off we went down to Portland. First stop was Jordan’s furniture which is a truly massive multi level store. They had a nice selection of leather but nothing pleased the husband.

This was the first chair we saw and I thought it was perfect.

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The husband liked it, but wanted to keep looking.

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This chair? Too saggy.

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This chair? Too deep.

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This chair? Too small. Store after store after store and he didn’t like anything.

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Now don’t get me wrong, it’s a big purchase and I want him to be happy but after visiting 8 stores over the course of 6 hours, Goldilocks still wasn’t satisfied.

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The first chair had my vote and I lobbied hard. Nice grade of leather, perfect size, good color, and firm cushions. Husband wanted another look, so back to Jordan’s we went. He gave it a second test drive and agreed it was the best we’d found. I thought we were done and gave silent thanks to all the Gods I don’t believe in. Shiva, you rock!

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I positively swooned when the husband had a salesman print out an estimate thinking the ordeal was over…. but when my spouse found out their warehouse was in NH and there would be a $150 charge to deliver the chairs to Maine? He said we would drive to NH the following day. Five hours on the road, in his old 8 foot bed Ford pickup just to save $150. It will probably cost us that in gas.

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To be continued.

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24 thoughts on “The search begins.”

  1. When we were looking for a new living room couch it took over two years. He didn’t like anything. I finally got the one I wanted and let him pick out a chair.

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  2. Sorry, as a male, I stand [sit] with hubby. Nothing is so annoying as trying to get comfortable in an uncomfortable chair that you just spent a fortune on. Unless it is discovering the chair doesn’t feel the same as the one in the store and going back only to find, the one in the store has been sat in so many times, it really is different. 😁

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  3. My husband is picky about furniture, too. I do the same thing as you, narrow down the choices then wait to be told what’s wrong with each one. We go round and round until one is JUST RIGHT. Fortunately he has no issue with paying to have things delivered. Sorry that yours hasn’t caught onto how great that is. Safe travels

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