Saturday, February 4, 2023

To recline, or not recline, that is the question......

7:46 am - Saturday - February 4th - GNHS - 45° F, humidity 56%, wind 3 mph out of the north by northwest.....crystal clear, blue, sunny skies today with a forecast high of 73° F!  The 11 day forecast shows temps in the 70's for the entire time.....

....on this date in 2011 TLE and I were at Rincon Parkway with my brother (Philip) and his wife (Jeannie)....dueling awning

We awoke Friday to leaden skies, and, frankly, it looked like it was about to rain, but the rain never materialized, and eventually, by noon time, the sun had made its presence known.  We were about to close the office for the day at 11 am when we received a call from Casey (one of our bosses) that he had just booked a KRX for a 4 hour tour beginning at 12 pm, and that they should be arriving in the park within a few minutes, which they did.

All that being said, we had made plans to drive into La Quinta at 11 am to pick up a new to us Ekhornes Stressless recliner.  It is the same brand as the one TLE currently has, but much newer, and in way better shape.  We found it on Facebook Marketplace, and decided to upgrade her seating arrangement just as I had my own.  At any rate, the unexpected booking took us by surprise, and we had to quickly adjust our plans, and let the seller of the Ekhornes recliner know we would not be there until after 5:30 pm.

We rented out KRX #8, which had been sidelined for almost a month after an aforementioned roll over accident.  It took over 3 weeks to get all of the replacement parts, and Kyle was finally able to install them while we were down in Poway for my surgery.  The guys who rented it were on their way by 12:30 pm, and TLE and I settled in to await their return.

Since we were not sure the new recliner would fit in the hatch of the Beetle we opted to drive the COA Chevrolet passenger van to pick it up.  I also needed to retrieve two prescription renewals at COSTCO, which had been sitting there for over a week awaiting my arrival.

Our rental customers returned just after 4:20 pm without incident (thank goodness), and we were in the van a few minutes later cruising south on Highway 111 to La Quinta.  We arrived at Gary's home just after 5:30 pm, inspected the Ekhornes, then TLE sat it in for a few minutes, and then we closed the deal for $500.  I know that's a lot for a used recliner, but Ekhornes cost over $2,200 new.  This one had been lightly used, and was just a few years old.  It's color is charcoal gray, and it goes well with my new burgundy recliner.....

......this picture does not do it justice, but it is dark charcoal gray, and TLE loves it!

After loading the chair into the van we headed over to COSTCO to retrieve my medications, one of which was not ready, as I had been advised, so we had to kill 30 minutes awaiting the tardy prescription.  What to do?  Well, COSTCO does sell those amazing $1.50 hot dogs with a drink, right? Well, that is what we did.  I got a text within 20 minutes that my second prescription was ready, we picked it up, and were on our way home by 7 pm, arriving home without incident by 8:20 pm.....there was a broken down semi on 111, that caused a 25 minute delay.  Oh well, what have we got to do?

We had the old Ekhornes out of the Newell, and the new one installed within minutes, and settled in to wind down after a hectic afternoon.  By the way, the new Ekhornes looks even better than the Facebook Marketplace pictures, and TLE is quite happy.

I had to step away from my laptop for about 30 minutes at 8 am this morning (Saturday) as we had a customer knocking on the office door.  We ended up renting a RZR for all all day excursion, and to top it off these folks are repeat customers.....our first this winter!

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