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Stuff to give away 
3rd-Aug-2011 12:40 am
Local: Quincy house pre-purchase
As part of my effort to sell my house, I have a lot of stuff to get rid of. These are all available for pickup in Quincy. (The smaller things I might be able to bring to my work in Kendall Square.)

Here’s the first batch:

  • 5 upholstered dining chairs; 3 of which are currently sittable on (if dirty) and all of which need work. Photo of two of them at http://www.flickr.com/photos/beowabbit/6003885483 .

    These are dark-finished (reddish brown) wood, somewhat ornate looking, with burgundy-upholstered seats and backs. One has arms; I think all the others don’t. The upholstery needs cleaning, and in some cases the screws could use tightening. Three are usable. One has had the seat (evidently repaired with particleboard! at some point unlike the plywood on the others) break. And one is structurally sound as far as I know but had something nasty get on it while being stored and I cut the upholstery off the seat. (Frankly, I would recommend reupholstering all of them, but with some attention they could be a great addition to somebody’s slightly Goth dining room.) One caveat: The screws these chairs are held together with do not all match. Some are straight, some are Phillips, and some are square-socket screws.

    The chairs are free. I am still using the table they came with (with different chairs) and am a bit attached to it — it’s large and great for board games — but could probably be persuaded to part with it for $150 if somebody was excited about having a table that matched the chairs. It’s about 66"x42" (~1.7m x ~1m).

  • (Non-USB) turntable. (Comes with appropriate cables to hook it to a computer’s line-in jack. Some cosmetic damage to lid.)

  • Electric treadmill. Worked fine last time I used it, several years ago. I keep thinking I’m going to somehow make a space for this and it keeps not being true.

  • Low rocking seat. This is one of those things that looks sort of like a car bucket seat and has you sitting fairly low to the ground.

  • Three purple folding back-jacks (for sitting comfortably on the floor). I got these when I had a house that could fit more people than I had chairs for, which is no longer the case. Some cat fur included at no extra charge. :-)

    See http://www.floorseating.com/catalog/catalog.asp?CID=124&CI=450 for photos (these are the folding ones).

  • A couple decorative oil lamps (one with glass base; one with metal), and a couple bottles of lamp oil. I don’t know how many times I’ve moved these since the last time I lit them.

More no doubt to follow.
3rd-Aug-2011 04:54 am (UTC)
I'd take the back-jacks, if you didn't mind taking them in to Kendall Square!
3rd-Aug-2011 04:56 am (UTC)
BTW, we might want the treadmill, too (which I wouldn't ask you to haul to Kendall :-)) -- I'll let you know?
3rd-Aug-2011 05:09 pm (UTC)
Great; they’re yours! I didn’t have enough arms to bring them to work today but I will shortly.
4th-Aug-2011 05:54 pm (UTC)
Didn’t manage to get the backjacks to the office today, but will tomorrow. When/how would you like to pick them up? And have you decided about the treadmill?
4th-Aug-2011 07:42 pm (UTC)
Sorry about the delay -- I had to light a fire under two Mosaic teams to get a response, but it sounds like we already have an adequate treadmill in our exercise room, so I'll pass. :-)

Tim's the one who works in Kendall Square -- should he email or call you about a pickup/handoff? (I dunno if either of us has your current cell # -- I have one ending in 25.)
4th-Aug-2011 08:33 pm (UTC)
Sure, Tim emailing or calling would be great. And the number in 5625 is my current one.

I work in the Stata Center, 32 Vassar St.
6th-Aug-2011 03:33 pm (UTC)
Sorry I didn’t get a chance to let you know (yesterday at work was crazy): The backjacks are there. Tim may want a big shopping bag to put them in. He can call at the number you have or email at js@aq.org; if he calls, he should leave voicemail saying who he is and what it’s about if I don’t pick up.
18th-Aug-2011 09:21 pm (UTC)
Are you/is Tim still interested in the backjacks? Haven’t heard from Tim and I’d sort of like to get them out of my office if possible. Thanks!
3rd-Aug-2011 05:06 pm (UTC)
We may be interested in the treadmill if keyne doesn't take it. Would it fit in a SUV, or would I have to borrow a van (or a trailer)?
3rd-Aug-2011 05:12 pm (UTC)
It almost certainly would fit in an SUV, at least if the seats fold down; it folds up fairly narrow. There’s one person (besides keyne) who might have a claim on it, but I’ll let you know.
4th-Aug-2011 08:34 pm (UTC)
The treadmill is yours if you want it! Let me know and we can make arrangements.
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