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.
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…