Well, Janeray, I can’t compete with the sheer amazing number of vintage tablecloths you’ve got. I started collecting them years later than you did, after all.
And I can’t compete with your brand-spankin’-new super-steamo iron, either.
But the ironing board?
Oh yeah. I got you beat on that one!
When I got married, I had a rickety 1980s ironing board and Bluesray had a super sturdy 1960s ironing board. We kept his and took mine to the thrift shop.
His board was aqua!
Twenty-some years later, a couple of the welds on that ancient aqua board finally failed. I couldn’t bear to trash it, though, so it’s down in the basement now, patiently waiting to be repurposed as a display piece for shows.
And then I went out and found the ironing board of my vintage tablecloth dreams: the Reliable Longboard.
The last few days in This Old Row House have been more eventful than I ever wanted.
Verizon shipped out a new modem yesterday–yea!–but the DSL is still bad and keeps dropping the connection. It gets an “F” at speedtest.net. 90% of the planet’s inhabitants have a better internet connection. It must be time to upgrade to FIOS.
A new, huge Samsung fridge is now overfilling its space in the kitchen. We had to rip out the cabinet over the old fridge to make room for its extra dimensions. Read the rest of this entry »