I was 20 years old, and I fell in love. Hard. I was searching for a desk and went to a used office supply store. There, I found THE DESK. It was priced at $250, which was a lot of money for me, but which was a steal for this huge monster. It was cherry wood, L shaped, with a hutch holding a light. I knew I had to have it, but I wasn’t sure it would fit in my parent’s house. My friend and I went home and measured. It would fit. Barely.
So we went back to the store, and the price had been raised to $400. I almost cried! Apparently they had heard me talking about what a bargain it was and decided to raise the price. When I told them I was there to buy it, they gave me the original price.
We got it home, and my dad almost had a fit. You see, we didn’t do a good job of measuring. We lived in an old farmhouse with narrow doorways. No way would it fit.
I don’t remember who came up with the idea of cutting it in half, but we got the saw out, and performed an alteration. The desk fit into the house and upstairs, where my parents warned me it would be permanently installed.
I moved out and left the desk behind. When I informed my parents I was moving to Arizona, they reminded me that the desk was never leaving. When I got out here, I searched Craigslist for something like the magical desk, but I never found it. Most people have heard of THE DESK at some point.
Then, several years later, my parents decided to move out here. At first, they didn’t think they could bring my desk. But my husband told them to disassemble it. It’s real wood, and he believed he could re-assemble it. He can reassemble almost everything.
Currently, it’s in pieces in my garage. The desk made the trip, and we’ve been reunited. Now all I have to do is clean out my office so that I have a space for it. You see, the desk will need to be reassembled upstairs as it’s too big and heavy to carry intact. In the process of organizing and cleaning up, I’ve made things worse. Much worse. Lucky for me, I actually like organizing.
I’m so glad my desk has come home. 🙂
*I don’t have a picture of the actual desk… yet. It’s in pieces in my garage.