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Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Labor Day "Labors"

Bad Really nasty weather resulting from downgraded former Hurricane Hermine was expected to pack a wallop in rain, winds, and high surf to many U.S. states. It dampened the holiday spirits of many folks this Labor Day weekend.

Labor Day is a U.S. public holiday always celebrated on the first Monday in September to honor the American labor movement and the contributions that workers have made to the country's strength, prosperity, and well-being.  

We helped celebrate those workers this weekend.

How?

By supporting American workmen and buying USA made items that were also sold here in NH stores.

First, we bought a dining room set. We had been without one since selling the pub style table and chairs we bought after moving here 2 years ago. Luckily, friends who were moving to a larger apt needed one as they didn't have a dining set and bought ours. We waited a couple of months until new apt windows were installed and used a small table for 2 that usually sat near the windows for river view dining.

This is the new dining set that will be delivered next week. Now, we can finally invite folks for dinner! If you're planning to come, just let us know in advance and tell us what dinner you'll be bringing over.

By now, we were on a shopping spree, and decided to replace our current BR set bought from a local warehouse 2 years ago (where we bought the "old" DR set). While not the best wood BR furniture, it served its purpose, temporarily and we always planned its replacement with a better set within 3-5 years. 

That happened sooner this weekend thanks to some great holiday sales incentives. Here's a current BR furniture shot, followed by one of what's on order. Each set has a queen platform bed, 2 nightstands, and 2 chest of drawers (his and hers).



As you can see, not only are there differences in color and style, but quality and construction as well. Our current furniture was wood constructed, but not USA made. The new set will be built in NC; expected delivery is 6 weeks. 

Then since we bought a quality BR set, we splurged and treated ourselves (and our backs) to a new quality, also USA made, Simmons Beautyrest mattress. It will also be built after order placement; expected delivery is less than 3 weeks. 

We can wait, even if a bit impatiently — quality and USA built are worth it to us. And, as many of you know, these days that's can be a tough combination to find.

If you are a fellow U.S. blogger, how did you spend your Labor Day weekend?

5 comments:

Doris said...

Will happily bring dinner....might not be hot till we get there though ;-)
LOVE the new windows!!
Your furniture is very nice. We need a new mattress as well. Should get out there and try out the options! There are so many and it seems overwhelming.
Have a nice day!

Denise inVA said...

Looks like a nice spending spree :)

Lynn said...

I giggled at your guests bringing the dinner - good idea! You definitely did your part in celebrating Labor Day.

I cleaned the mountain house before coming home - so I definitely labored, too. :)

diane b said...

You sure had a productive weekend. Our Labor Day is on May 1.

Shilpa Chandrasekheran said...

Looks lovely

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