Saturday, June 23, 2018

Sitting Around


Three years ago, we bought two big leather "power" recliners for the living room.  I referred to them as the electric chairs, the mechanism for titling forward and back was electrified. We are not that lazy, the chairs were the most comfortable we could find, and comfort is important at our age.  

Before you get swept up in power recliners, let me tell you about a couple of drawbacks.  The chairs move at their speed, when Fed-Ex is ringing the doorbell with a package that requires a signature and you are trying to get out of the chair to get to the door in time before the driver disappears taking the long awaited delivery with her, you have no control over how fast the chair moves.  Then there is the issue of the mechanical system, when it fails, you either can't get it up, or can't get it down -the foot rest that is.  One of them failed recently, up.  The new chairs were delivered on Wednesday, no more electric chairs for me.  

13 comments:

  1. nice! I am curious about the penguin in the background - blow-up or wood or plastic? and how old is he?

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    1. https://www.yahoo.com/news/m/a03aa13d-329d-315e-a57e-86dff8b91cad/ss_9%2C000-bourbon-barrels-crash.html

      have you heard about this?

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    2. He's inflated, and has been so for I think about 8 years now. He's only been topped up twice. His name is Jeeves and he's the doorman (or doorpenguin to be precise); he loves wearing hats. He'll be moved inflated since, after all these yhears, we would be afraid to deflate and reinflate him.

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  2. I love the new chairs! We had incredible NON-power recliners that looked like antique wing chairs covered in heavy tapestry fabric. I miss them, but they were huge and wouldn't fit here.

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  3. Anne Marie - Jeeves is inflatable, he has been with us forever and will be moving to the condo at Christmas. I read about the Bourbon tragedy yesterday - that article has the best photograph I have seen. Barton makes some really good stuff, I have been to the distillery. At least it didn't catch fire, on YouTube you can find video of flaming streams of Bourbon running down hill in the Kentucky River.

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    1. well, thank you for responding! I like jeeves. I figured you would know what bourbon distillery was being discussed in the article.

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  4. I have yet experience a chair of either kind.

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  5. I love the new chairs! The would match my living room perfectly! I do have an electric recliner. Balder half got tired of having to haul me out of a regular one. I call mine an ejector seat :) It is very slow to rise so I don't know how my dog got stuck under the foot thingy. She had to give a long suffering whimper before I even noticed! The Fed ex thing had me laughing in empathy. Been there, done that.

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  6. The first photo chairs are delightful

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  7. They look quite comfy; everyone should have one.

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  8. John, the chairs in the top picture are in the house in Lexington, they have been around for a while. The leather chairs are comfy.

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