This year we were able to avoid having to spend any major money on any furniture for the house. On Christmas Eve I ended up finding out that our kitchen table had some serious structural issues, and had to be fixed before guests arrived. I had to get my neighbor to help me out with getting some wood for me to make some temporary braces.
Now that Christmas is over my wife is now looking through papers for specials on furniture for the house. I tried to tell her that we should be looking for good deals, but not cheap deals. I am not one that likes to spend on the same thing multiple times in one year, and some furniture need not be replaced within 2-3 years from purchase. I wish that I could afford the log furniture that you see at specialty shops, or in the smaller towns. That furniture is made to last, and very nicely designed.
I can’t afford anything like that so I will have to suffice with whatever we can actually afford at this point. If need be we will make alterations to our lives, and eat on our other table that has been with us for quite a few years.