Tuesday, March 10, 2009
Sherrie Stanley builds patio furniture in her yard near Sacramento. Every once in a while, she loads a pile of it in the back of her pickup and hauls it a hundred miles to La Honda, where she drives around looking for people who might buy it. She knocked on my door. The price was good - no middleman. Sure, I could've built them myself. But, as my wife pointed out, I hadn't. And I wouldn't for a long time.
I bought two chairs and a table.
No hassling with idiots at Home Depot. No dollars flying to China. A hardworking woman, a solid chair.
Good deal for both of us.
Update May 14, 2011: Sherrie just stopped by my house (selling more furniture) and said I could post her number. Her cell (preferred) is 209-401-3504. Her office is 916-689-4429.