Bye Bye Sectional
Today I said goodbye to the sectional sofa. I sold it a young woman and this morning her parents drove from Rocky Mount, Virginia to get it. They backed their pickup truck into my driveway, we opened the garage door and almost simultaneously the three of us realized just how small the bed of the pickup truck was.
We stared at the couch.
“I didn’t expect it to be so big,” the father said.
We all three continued to stare at the couch.
“I might have to make two trips,” the father said.
But then man started to pace around the garage, cock his head and size everything up. Suddenly I noticed his hat. It read Mt. Katahdin.
“Are you an AT hiker?!?” I asked.
“Yup,” he replied as he directed his attention to the pickup truck, “I thru hiked in ’99. Hardest thing I’ve ever done.”
And it was at that moment I had no doubt. This man was going to get that entire couch in one trip. Maybe thru-hikers have an odor about them, but they are also innovative. They know how to tackle challenges. They know how to exceed perceived limits. And they excel at getting things done with the resources they have on hand.
True to form– this thru-hiker got the entire couch in the back of his truck:
I suppose it was nothing compared to 2175 miles.