In any event, I needed a table and chairs, and I was at my favorite used furniture store, Nasty Jack's in Anacortes. I wanted the table. It was perfect in every way, but a little more than I thought I could spend, if I wanted to have any left for chairs. I sent a friend off to negotiate, and he came back with an even higher price tag -- that included six chairs. It was a reach, but I took it, figuring I'd replace the chairs in a year or so when the divorce was final and I'd saved up some money.
The chairs _finally_ permanently exited my life today. For what it's worth, I did not actually live with them for the duration of 2004-2010. Still, I had more than enough money to replace them -- I actually _had_ replaced them -- but hadn't made them go away affirmatively.
They are gone.
We are glad. And HGRM was really happy to receive them.