Success! Yesterday we went shopping and today we had our purchases delivered. It was quite an adventure getting our stuff, way out to the boon docks of North East Calgary, a train and bus ride to the Inter Faith Furniture Store. It took us a bit longer than a local as we missed our stop on the bus, but a friendly driver helped us out and we were back on our way.
As we entered the back of the warehouse it looked like a jumble sale of Dapto proportions. I wasn’t hopeful but Simon encouraged me inside where we were promptly grabbed by a sales women and bombarded with questions over what we wanted. ‘A bed’ she says, ‘right this way, Queens size, ensemble, and a base’. Simon tried to find out how much it was going to be but she put up her hand shooshing him and said ‘you need lots of things, I will make it a package’, but how much we insisted, ‘ah uh, its a package’. WIth this she was off, next was a fan, a coffee table, a bed side table – ‘sheets you want sheets?’, I put my foot down – no sheets, then it was the lounge. Outside we were thrown, ‘under the tarp, you pick a lounge’. We sifted and sorted through the maze of lounges and decided on these two arm chairs. Mine is the green rocker/recliner and Simon’s – well his is the big floral thing! They are both very comfortable and have suited our purposes.
So how much was the package? Guess! Simon will pass on his kudos from George (see blog on Peyto Lake) to the closest estimate. Those who already know – shoosh.
For our smaller items like pots, pans, and cutlery I headed down to the local Women in Need store which is a bit like a Vinnies. Also hit the downtown Sears and got our sheets!