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Quest Fulfilled

I often go the free section of Craigslist. Mostly it’s just for fun, but for a long time, I have been searching for a free piece of granite (or other stone) countertop. I’d like to use it as a table surface next to my firepit.

I’ve seen it offered a few times, but I was never fast enough. Yesterday, I saw an offering on the Washington DC Craigslist site. I was at VBS, so I emailed quickly and said I could be there by 1pm. The guy answered and said the first person didn’t work out, and I was second in line! Woo hoo!

I was closer to DC because I was already in Catonsville, but it still took me an hour to get there. He had left the granite in the alley. It was a 3ft by 3ft piece, and two small backsplash pieces.

The backsplash pieces were heavier than I expected. When I bent to pick up the 3 by 3, it simply didn’t move. I pulled on it, and it just stayed there. It was HEAVY! I got in proper lifting position so I could use the strength of my legs instead of my back, and I heaved. It came up. Whew!

When I got home, I used my handtruck to move it. That was much easier. I have a firepit tabletop! Woo hoo! Now I somehow have to build a base for it with all the rocks I have…

It's black with some green.

It’s black with some green.


  1. Lauren

    Well, now your Craigslist surfing will be unquenchable, won’t it? What a great find! I am amazed that you didn’t pop all your joints lifting that. I guess your weeks of hard manual labor have paid off. 🙂

    Hooray for fire accessories!

  2. Carol

    Yesterday’s gym workout facilitated through a Craiglist find – way to multi-task!

    Looks lovely but even thinking about anything with “fire” in the name in weather like this makes me queasy.

  3. Bev Greunke

    Woo Hoo…..Can’t Wait To See It In Place!!! 🙂

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