Monday, December 20, 2010

I did something stupid.

I need a TV for my bedroom. Unfortunately, I left my other one in Portland (dumb, dumb, dumb). So this morning I'm browsing craigslist, and find a Sony 36" for $30. Uhhh.....YEAH. I call the lady, who's amazingly nice, and make arrangements to go pick it up. She tells me "It's super heavy, so you will need at least one more person to help you move it." I'm thinking "I got this." My dad and I have become experts at moving furniture and such, so I'm thinking no problem. We drive out there, the TV is beautiful, yadda yadda yadda. Then we try to pick it up.

Holy crap.

I have never EVER EVER felt a TV this heavy. Never in my life. I mean, it's got to weigh 200 pounds.  But because my dad and I are both too full of pride to ask for the money back and leave it where it sits, we *finally* manage to get it down off the entertainment center, onto a furniture dolly, and up (my god) into the back of my suv. That's where it still sits. Because once we were sitting in the car driving home, we both realized our backs didn't feel very good. Not good at all, actually.

So there's now an ad on craigslist for a 36" television that's stuck in the back of an SUV. Except I upped the price $10 so I can go buy Tylenol.

*sigh*

9 comments:

Amber Dawn said...

I'd tease for this, but it totally sounds like something I would do!

The Morbid The Merrier said...

God, I feel dumb. I have people coming out to look at it now, and I told them "Take it for $30, I don't care, just get it out of here!!"

Pride is a very, very silly thing. And a painful thing, too.

Wood'N'Piece said...

You're not alone. I would've done the same thing. Time for a long soak in the tub to ease your back.

Joanna said...

Do you want me to send you some bath salts sweetie? You are hysterical. I can only imagine you cursing the whole way to your car.

:)

The Morbid The Merrier said...

Oh, yes.... there *was* cursing.

I sold the TV last night. The couple that picked it up was so sweet and nice. It took all 3 of us to get it from my car to their car. I have no idea how they managed when they got home!!

B said...

LOL!! We had a 36" Sony TV my old boss gave to us when he upgraded his. Oh, it had a beautiful picture, and sound, and it even came with wireless headphones but you're not kidding- those things are HEAVY. I swear Sony fills 'em with lead or something. I saw some great deals on LCD flatpanels at WalMart.com the other day ^___^ Those are SO much easier on the back!

Splurge Sisters said...

Oh that story made me laugh. What a hoot. We all make mistakes so don't feel too bad. At least you were only out $30.00 and hopefully it will sell for you. Hope your back is feeling better.

Splurge Sisters said...

Oh that's good I just read that you sold it. :)

Joanna said...

ok, I keep coming here and I am missing your writing ......

yeah, I'm a whiner:(