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I scored at the dump!

October 11th, 2016 at 11:37 am

I was dropping off some stuff at the metal recycling area of our local transfer station/aka "the dump."

I was so excited to find this!


It's in really great shape! The only thing wrong with it is that it was missing one of its 5 casters. So I threw it in the back seat (you're not supposed to "scavenge") and when I got home, I took one of the identical black plastic casters off my existing office chair and put it on the new (old) chair.

Perfecto!

I am happy to replace my current chair, which actually I also got for free when an office I was working at in town closed about 8 years ago. Both of its arms have been chewed on by Luther, during his early days when he "explored" his world by trying to eat everything. I think he has outgrown that stage now.

I had put black duct tape around the 2 armchair ends and that helped patch it up somewhat, but over time the duct tape is unraveling and it's looking a little shoddy. The new chair also has a much smaller footprint overall, which works and looks better in my small office.

This morning, dad came over to return a trowel i left there when we planted garlic and I showed him his DNA results from Ancestry.com. We have concluded that my dad's father's family must have emigrated from somewhere in Eastern Europe before they landed in Germany. My grandmother's family, on the other hand, is about as Irish as they come.

Interestingly, my dad does not share the 6% Jewish European component that I have, so that part must have come from my mother's family, also Eastern European. One thing my dad did have, albeit at less than 1%, was some DNA showing Finnish/Russian descent.

After dad left, I went to the dump and then for a walk. I stopped at the farmer's market and bought a bunch of organic arugula, tomatoes and dark purple peppers.

It's a gorgeous day.

8 Responses to “I scored at the dump!”

  1. Laura S. Says:

    Nice chair!

  2. snafu Says:

    Nice addition, Luckily the casters transfer to fit your newer chair. Suggest you check all casters for any defect. Before trashing the older chair, you might retain casters if you have a 'parts' system .

  3. LivingAlmostLarge Says:

    Very cool chair and I like the ancestry results.

  4. rob62521 Says:

    Cool find!

  5. NJDebbie Says:

    I know what I will be asking for Christmas this year...the DNA kit and nice perfume. I'd been dying to know my ancestry. On my Spanish side, I know my family is from the Canary Islands in Spain, Taino and African. On my American side it is most likely Irish or Scottish but I still want to know for certainty. Nice chair by the way!

  6. CB in the City Says:

    What a great-looking chair! Excellent find!

  7. LuckyRobin Says:

    That's great on the chair. Even if the castors hadn't been interchangeable, they have various sizes in bins at the home improvement stores for really cheap, too. How much does the DNA test cost?

  8. PatientSaver Says:

    Lucky Robbin, the DNA test costs $99. In addition to the results that show what countries or regions of the world and % your DNA shows, both i and my father both got about 40 hits on ancestry showing possible family members, and they are ranked. There were about 4 that were "extremely likely" to be family.

    You may feel once you get the results that what you get back is somewhat limited in scope, and I suppose it may be. They don't, for instance, break down every country into individual countries, maybe becus borders change so frequently. So for instance there's "western Europe" and "eastern Europe," but they don't list out the individual countries in those regions.

    They do list things like Ireland, Greece, Scandinavia, Jewish European, Italy, Iberian Peninsula, Great Britain, Finland.

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