Monday, July 6, 2015

The Universe's Furniture

Remember how I was trying to fix this up? Well, I think that the universe decided that I needed to get this done. I can honestly say that I have never had anything come together so quickly or so easily. Hmmmm, I wonder if this is what it is like to be DJ? That kid has the best luck out of anyone that I have ever known. He doesn't even know what it is like to have a screwed up day.
I went to Goodwill with my MIL and I was telling her about the plan that I was concocting for behind the garage and I shit you not, I just finished saying, "I need some patio furniture." and a worker pulled this set out IN FRONT OF ME! It was a bit creepy. And then I said, "I would also like a million dollars." I did not get the money but I had to try. I mean if the universe is listening it was worth a shot, right?
There are a lot of pipes running under the ground here so we can't put in a deck or cement over the pea gravel. There is this new kind of decking that is more like puzzle pieces that you can take up if need be but it is expensive so the outdoor carpet seems to be the answer. They didn't have two pieces of carpet the same color and this was the closest that I could get. But for $7.99 each piece, I'm not going to complain.
I moved around some of the plants that I had and paid $6 for the two shepherds hooks. The coffee table and the end table Den worked into a deal at a garage sale. He got a bunch of stuff for $12 so I'm not sure how to call this. The stuff that he had picked for himself was $12 without the tables but he kept wheeling and dealing and it was the end of the garage sale so they wanted it gone so he got everything for $12 .
I've never had anything come together like this.  So for $55.65ish, I have a new area to have a cocktail in!!!!!
Now let's ask the universe to send me money, and a car, oh and how about a hot tub. And I'll be nice and ask for a boat for Den.
Have you ever had this happen before? Honestly, even my MIL freaked a bit as the guy drug out the furniture. So odd.
Lounging,
Sonya Ann

18 comments:

Cheapchick said...

Wow, that is pretty neat - just wish it and it will happen. I have to try that. Great patio - enjoy your cocktails!

slugmama said...

Why did you waste one of your wishes on patio furniture?
There are much better wishes I can think of......give my Hubs back his hair......give me a 100 acre island deserted island to live on.....give me a liquor store.....pay off my mortgage......let lightning strike my crazy neighbor's house.....just sayin'

I see your lovely patio area and all I can think it great!.....some place else I have to clean....lolz

your lazy cousin

Sonya Ann said...

Cheapchick-I WAY WAY WAY overindulged this weekend and I'm taking it easy today. Well for right now, my SIL and BIL and nephews are in town and may be coming over for dinner. Never mind, I'll rest while I'm dead.

Sonya Ann said...

sluggy-You wasted your own wishes so you don't get mine. But honestly, I did say out loud and right then, I want money! Didn't work. Maybe you can only burn up your wishes once in a while, like they have to be spaced out or something.
And I'm not cleaning this new area just sitting on it. The wind can take care of the dusting.

Rachel said...

Very nice! Love the new patio area.

Elephant's Child said...

It was obviously meant. Which is lovely - and a bit creepy. Who decides which things are 'meant' and why don't I get a say...
I am sure I was meant not to be fat and I am sure I was meant to be healthy. It seems that the deciders don't agree.
Enjoy your new cocktail lounge - to the max.

ChiTown Girl said...

Wow! Looks great!!

xoxox

Anne in the kitchen said...

It's kismet! I often let the Universe decide, or maybe I am just lazy and take the easiest way out. Either way, cool beans! You are probably going to hear of someone who wants the hot tub out of their yard and only wants someone to move it.

SAM said...

As I too am on the look for an outdoor lounger, I will just walk around saying "I wish I wish.". I'll take the million dollars .

Sonya Ann said...

Rachel-Thank you!!

Sonya Ann said...

Elephant's Child-I don't want to knock the deciders just yet. It seems that they like me at the moment. But I do agree that they should make us thin and very, very rich. I'm going to keep asking for money and we will see what happens.

Sonya Ann said...

ChiTown Girl-Thank you now if I could just get rid of the mosquitoes.

Sonya Ann said...

Anne in the kitchen-We are going on an overnighter with my inlaws and SIL and going to the casino. I'm really hoping that the powers that be keep this up. Maybe I am making more out of this than I should but I have to say I got a little rush out of it coming together so easily. Ha used furniture makes me feel as if the universe is opening up to me. If so listen up universe, I would like money and a book deal. Hell, I'm just going to keep asking.
I don't think letting the universe decide is the easy way out, it just normally doesn't come together. I tend to rely on me and if the universe has something to add to the conversation then so be it, I'll listen. But I may let the universe take the driver's seat for a while.

Sonya Ann said...

SAM-Yeah, ask for the money first then ask for the lounger. I think that is where I screwed up.

Jane said...

Wow - looks great!! I can't say I've ever had that happen to me - my home seems to be in constant flux with furniture etc coming and going on an almost daily basis. I think I need to nail it all down!

Sonya Ann said...

Jane-I wish I could say ask for a house and get it this easy. Or ask for a new car and it just appears in front of me. But I will take some cheap furniture as a aign from the gods that they like me.

Frances said...

It looks as nice as I dreamed it would be. What? Did I say I was dreaming about your side yard area? Ummmm...no, no I wasn't.

No you need to look for fire pit. That would make it a nice place to hang out when it gets cooler. That doesn't really happen here, but I know it does there.

I have had this type of thing happen to me when I thought I could not afford something. Somehow we always manage. Money or a deal just "shows up".

Sonya Ann said...

Frances-I love when the universe delivers! We went to our bank for a local cookout and I said I wish I had an umbrella and as we got out of the van the woman that worked there gave me an umbrella. Should have asked for money!!!!!!
Yes, we need a fire pit but I think I would put it in the middle yard. Well we have a sort of fire-thingy. It had a lid but it rusted and leaning and we are too scared to use it so I think we are in need of another. But it is so hard to be outside now because the mosquitoes are terrible. And Den sprayed a lot. I was worried that the grass would melt but no it didn't and we still have the little suckers.