Over the years, as Menlo got rid of surplus office chairs, I tended to accumulate them. They had dents and tears, but they worked. However, over the years they have eventually worn out, and just before we left for Europe, Lisa's ex-Menlo chair finally broke. In fact, it broke right under Lisa, throwing her to the floor, which was a bit scary. All that Lisa has left is an old office chair I bought many years ago in Yuba City when I was still living with my grandparents in Sutter, and it's nearly worn out as well. So today after work, we went into Reno/Sparks, first for a medical appointment for Lisa, and then to look into getting her a new, nice office chair. We found ourselves at Affordable Office Furniture & Supplies, where the owner was very nice to us and showed us a selection of chairs. Lisa found one that she liked. She turned it over to look at the manufacturing information, and found that this model is assembled in the USA from a mixture of US and Canadian parts. That sold her, and we ordered one for her. It's not cheap, and it will take three weeks or so for the custom order, but it looks like it should last for a long time and be very comfortable.
As I mentioned to the owner the old chair Lisa is using, I remembered and said from where I purchased it (Feather River Office Machines in Yuba City, long since out of business), and the owner pointed out that he has another store in Yuba City. We got to talking, and he knew all of the places around there: Sutter, where I lived for many years, Challenge, my hometown, and Chico, where I went to college.
WSFS tie-in: The Gavel of WSFS we used for many years (from 1993 until it got lost between Chicago and San Antonio) was also purchased at FROM in Yuba City. The one we have now is nicer, thought.