Hi, Cyndi here. I'm going to introduce our new office chair. It arrived a couple of weeks ago and Jan assembled it. We've already told you how Jan is ... is ... well, don't give her assembly directions and tools unless you're looking for entertainment.
She checked that all the parts were in the box. She couldn't find the screws -- 3 to connect the back and the seat and one for each arm rest -- but it turned out they were already inserted. Just remove and reattach when necessary. So she proceeded to step one. Only she wasn't sure about the 5 photos (no directions, only photos). She emailed for help and was given a website to view assembly steps.
It was a little better. But she had wrestled the heavy pieces around obstacles to drape over the back of the couch for easier accessibility. On the way, she cleared a desk, knocked over a TV stand piled with papers and books -- It was a bit tricky going back and forth through the mess to read the online directions. When she finished, the living room looked like Sam's tail had gone berserk -- everything possible was on the floor. The chair was together but the screws to the back and the arm rests were loose. Jan just couldn't tighten them properly. She suggests two humans for assembly. One to wrestle the chair and tighten the screws -- preferable a well-muscled male human. The other -- likely a female human to pick up the mess the male human makes -- to supervise.
When we stopped laughing -- and only after Mr. Doug finally came by and tightened the screws properly -- it was time to test the chair. This is our part in the assembly.
Cotton: Rusty, why don't you turn around and face the desk?
Percy: Rusty, you're sitting in my chair.
Rusty: But you didn't like the color, Percy, and it is my turn to test it.
Percy: I changed my mind. The chair matches the drapes and the new rug. And my black stripes go with any color. But the next chair is going to be green!
Buddy: Sure. Sam, lend me your nose. Together, we can move this so Merci can be more comfortable.
Sam: Okay, but it's my turn next.
Buddy: Here, I'll help you down. Is it my turn yet?
Merci: No, you promised Sam he's next. Sam! Sam, wake up!
We think the new office chair is terrific. It has several adjustment features so each of us can be comfortable. Jan loves it, says it's so comfortable to sit in. And it's a heavy, sturdy chair, so it should last. Since Jan spends so many hours sitting in it, she thinks her opinion matters. But this is our journal, so her opinion only matters when it agrees with ours. We agree with her today, although we can't attest to it being heavy, since we haven't destroyed the living room carrying it around. We'll take her word for that. Sturdy? Well, it supports Jan and she outweighs Sam.
Have a purring and tail wagging day.