Wednesday, November 08, 2006

Patience Pays Off

Patience has finally paid off! Almost five years of being patient! Patience since we bought this house! Finally, Finally, I've found THE Armoire for the Sala. The Armoire to hold the TV and other equipment. The Armoire Gods were with me today!

I'm excited.....can you tell?

Ok, here is the story. I have had the requirements for what I wanted....size, doors that fold back, etc. So everywhere I've gone I've looked. For five years I've been looking. There was always something that didn't work. I knew I could get one of the fine furniture makers in San Miguel to make me one although that was going to be rather pricey but we were coming up on 5 years of looking so I had asked one of them to design one for me. Today I went to his shop at Aurora to look at the design. He was late so I decided to look around the design center. Well, I walked in another shop and there IT was....right inside the door. The right height, the right width, with doors that are double hinged so that they fold back against the armoire. It had some carving, it looked like an old antique piece.....Mexican? Guatemalan? Indian? It was dark wood but with some green rubbed into the wood. The color was perfect. And the best part was the price. Much, much less than if I had one made. Just a little more than one made in Dolores Hidalgo but this was 100 times better than anything I had seen in Dolores.

I can't believe that I didn't buy something out of frustration somewhere along the way. Yes indeed. I'm excited and I can't wait to get it delivered. Patience! I must remember to practice patience.


Anonymous said...

What no photo of this splendor-iffic piece of furniture? Or is this the photographer setting up the viewer with baited anticipation? ;-)

Billie said...

Juan, you have definitely been set-up! LOL
But I couldn't help it. I didn't have the camera with me yesterday.

Brenda said...

Yipee, now on to the tiles. LOL Can't wait to see a photo of the new member of the family. I'm sure you will enjoy it more now, after the long search than you would have if you would have found it right away.