The old desk, to my utter surprise, reached $137.50 on eBay. It was bought by a guy from a few suburbs away for his daughter to use for studying. She seemed happy, he seemed happy, and I certainly was. Win-win. That’s why I like eBay.
He came to pick it up on Australia Day. I disassembled it with my newly purchased drill/driver, and in the heat, we managed to load it into, and on top of, his stationwagon. He tied it up with coaxial cable (! — he said he had way too much of it) and gingerly set off down the road.
I grabbed a beer and one of the new desks out and set it up. The second desk waited until today, when the kids helped.
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It all looks heaps better than before. The new desks look snazzier, and more importantly they fit the space much better.
PS. Yes, I know I need to do something about the curtains…