Now that we have bought a house (moving in 6 weeks! EEEEK!) my parents just called me to let me know that I will be inheriting my grandmother's dining room set (table with a leaf, six chairs, and a gorgeous china cabinet).
Originally the plan was to give it to me in about 5 years when they retire and get a smaller place....but they found out today that they might need to store another dining room set for my step brother that he just inherited. Being that we have room and they do not, they might be giving it to me when we move now instead of in 5 years!
I love the idea but I feel like I'm skipping something... like...I don't want to have expensive nice furniture now without kids. It's almost like this is the stuff I would get or have when I had kids that were older. I can't imagine trying to keep it nice with kids around in the future!
Oh well... not going to turn it down though!
On a side note, my sister who has been *trying* to officially breakup with her boyfriend and move out of his house (unsuccessfully) has not made use of the boxes my mom was storing for her for moving so guess what, we took them! We got like 30 very good quality boxes that their basement tennant got from the hospital he works at. They were for hospital supplies so they are sturdy and thick and will be great for moving.
We also started packing this week and my house is a disaster!! I'm happy because we are starting early and can be more organized but it's sooo messy! This time we are packing everything ahead of time for the room they will go into so there are a bunch of 1/2 filled boxes laying around as we sort stuff from room to room.