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Broke Another Chair

Monday, February 03, 2014

Yup, I've broken two rocking chairs now.

I am overweight, about 40 pounds overweight. But really, is 158 pounds enough to break two wooden rocking chairs, in the span of 2 months? Yeah, I guess it is.

I like to sit in a rocking chair because my sofa is too soft for my back. The last time I sat on the sofa I had to go see the chiropractor.

So, the 1st chair I broke was an older bentwood rocker. The cane seat started coming lose & then the wood that held the seat down, split. A bought more caning, to repair it. Unfortunately, the wood is cracked so badly, that I'm not sure it's repairable. So it's sitting out in the garage.
We brought the hardwood rocker down from the bedroom, to replace the broken chair. My parent bought me that rocker, 25 years ago. I've used it on & off through the years, but never really on a daily basis.
A few weeks into having it in the living room, I noticed the spindles were coming out. We glued & clamped them & everything seemed fine. Last night, I noticed the chair seemed uneven.
This morning I leaned back in the rocking chair and it completely flipped backwards. There I was, sprawled out on the floor, on my back, with another busted chair. The runner on the bottom, completely broken off.

I couldn't help but laugh, as I crawled out of the chair. After all, it's funny & ridiculous.
My BF saw the whole thing, so there was a humiliation factor of me falling. And of me busting another chair. He knows I'm trying to lose weight...again.
But really, is that what I am now, the fat girl who has to worry about where I sit! OMG, I'm horrified! I was laughing on the outside, because that is my personality. "I'm fine, ha ha ha, silly me". Inside I was just devastated.

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    I enjoyed your story. The only chairs I broke were when I was skinny. I think it is because we are so much more active when we are thinner. The over 200 lb. set, sits carefully and quietly in their chairs. That said, buy yourself a 100 year old Oak Rocker. The old hardwood is much more durable than the current soft woods they use now to make furniture. Have fun shopping.
    2691 days ago
    I think 158lbs is clearly not overweight but they aren't making household items to hold up against the test of time. Don't feel bad about it just take it in stride....

    God bless,

    2691 days ago
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