Holy smoke - I'm closing on my house in one week. One week! Today, my realtor sent me an email that instructed me to: "call the seller, he wants to leave some stuff - you have the right to refuse junk." It was a bit of an odd call to make, I had some suspicions about what he might like to leave behind - I was right on two, and surprised by one (sadly, not the Morris chair).
Here's the good: an ancient fridge. See it there on the left, here in my future basement?
The seller assured me it works and says that they plug it in every winter to store apples and carrots. Sure, cool, whatever. I sort of figured that we'd wind up with this (sounds like there's a long-standing tradition of sellers passing on this fridge to new owners) - it's a royal pain to get out, now it's my royal pain. My parents wound up with an upright piano that was too big of a pain to get out. A piano is certainly a better bargain than this beast of a fridge, but it is what it is. I can see how this might come in handy around the holidays anyway.
On to the better: a twin bed. Yup, that's it there on the right.
The seller says he built it and that there are drawers. Sure, cool, whatever. Also a beast to move, yeah, yeah. We have a cobbled together twin bed...okay, it was an air mattress on a frame that dump you on the floor if you roll around too vigorously. That lived in my craft room and was fine for the apartment, but this will be better, well, sturdier anyway. Let's hope the mattress isn't stinky.
Okay, here's the best: the dining room set.
The seller went into great detail about how they clean the upholstered chairs with an organic cleaner once a year and spray them with a 3M product. I was pretty surprised that he wants to leave this - and pleased, as we have a dining set, but we don't love it and I've been dreaming up ways to keep it's scary wheeled feet from scraping the dickens out of these floors. Yes, I will certainly be happy to inherit the dining set! I can't tell if it has any leaves and expands or not, but there are six chairs, so I'm hoping that it does. I thought it was funny that the seller also apologized for the ugly pendant light over the table. Yeah, it is pretty ugly, isn't it!
Sounds like the seller is making the big push to get moved out this week, and we'll be doing our final walk through on Monday. Cross your fingers that the roof is done, the fascia is back up, and the trim is painted for close!