What I Shed Today

lightening up a little at a time

freebie entertainment center

on June 17, 2014

A few years ago, during a period our jobs in different cities meant we kept two households, Nimue and I bought our first, and current, house. (Looking back, it might not have been the simplest plan. But that water went over the dam, under the bridge, and reached the ocean long ago.) I helped with the heavy lifting of moving in, but most of the arranging and unpacking fell on her.

We’d decided to shed a huge, room-filling “entertainment center” friends had shed upon us—er, I mean, had given us. But we hadn’t decided upon what the various audio-visual components would rest instead. Nimue was contemplating options when our new neighbors across the street became our ex-neighbors. They moved out before we could even meet them, leaving behind a pile of stuff by the street for “free-cycling.”

Nimue did exactly what I would do. She snarfed a nice little rice bowl and a modestly-proportioned entertainment center/TV stand. For design or finish, the stand would win no awards, but it offered a temporary solution.

Blue says, "It may not be beautiful, but it's still useful for sprawl-space!"

Blue says, “It may not be beautiful, but it’s still useful for sprawl-space!”

“Temporary” turned out to last a few years. I’m not sure what’s changed now—except we gave up on the cassette tape deck that only half-works, and maybe she’s found a more compact way to stack everything else. But Nimue has said it can go, and that’s good enough for me.

shedding style: give away
destination: thrift store

Comments welcome … got anything “temporary” that’s run out of time?

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3 responses to “freebie entertainment center

  1. mark says:

    I’ve got a much bigger problem right now–how to get rid of an enormous entertainment armoire!

  2. For a moment there I thought Blue was on the shed list!

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