Making room in the house

I love Craigslist.  Hubs has bought and sold many cars on it and we have picked up and gotten rid of many items thanks to that website.  My latest endeavor, getting rid of the pool table.

A little back story on the pool table.

It has been a point of contention between me and the hubby for oh let’s see, I’ve known him for 10 years so…10 years.  He was vehemently against the idea of having a pool table because he moved one too many in college or something like that.  I on the other hand, wanted one.  I think merely because he didn’t want one.

I mean, who DOESN’T want a pool table?

So over the years I would always drop hints that I wanted one, and he would always regale me with tales of woe about the last time he had to move one.  And on went our lives.

Fast forward to 6 months ago.

We moved into the house we are in now and voila!  The old owner didn’t want his pool table any more and was willing to let us keep it so I jumped at the opportunity.  Mind you, I don’t play pool and barely know what to do with a pool table.  However, I wanted one and now I had one.

So, what have I *done* with the pool table since I’ve owned it?



I played pool by myself once.

My son has knocked the balls around a few times.

And it gets used as a regular table.  I mean, anything that can be put on it (toys, pictures, a Halloween costume) has found it’s way to the top of the pool table.  Which of course makes it very difficult to play pool, assuming I even did that.

So, I decided to make someone’s Christmas and post it on Craigslist.

Now, I don’t know the first thing about pool tables, and it didn’t cost me a dime so I put it up for free for whoever wanted to come and get it.

After posting the add and pictures I had 4 people call me in less than an hour of posting the ad.  (Did I mention that I love Craigslist?)  And this lady, who has been wanting a pool table for a long time came and got it.  In less than 3 hours after posting the pool table is out of my house.

Her husband was so appreciative of the fact that we were getting rid of it.  He told me his wife was in tears she was so excited.

Win for the Christmas spirit.Empty_Room

Now I just need to figure out what I’m going to do with the space.  I’m thinking chairs and a coffee table for in front of the fire place or something.  It probably wont be long before there are toys galore spread out on the floor and my son turning it into a wrestling ring or something.

What would you do with the space?

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