Remember a few months ago when I wrote about the couch and how hubby and me both snore and one of us usually ends up on the couch sometime during the night?
Well, sad to say, as of tomorrow between the 2-1/2 hour window of 9 a.m. to 11:30 p.m. the couch will be replaced by a new love seat and couch (pictures to follow down the road).
The present love seat and couch we purchased in May 2008 when we lived in Murrieta, California. We chose the dark brown color for a certain corgi so that when he shed it wouldn't be too noticeable. He loved jumping up on the couch or love seat and took many a nap on them.
The set made subsequent moves to another place in Murrieta, then up to Corona, California when son tried to live on his own for a year, then back to Chula Vista for 3 years, then Prescott, Arizona for 15 months, and then its final resting place in Phoenix, Arizona.
It had seen better days. There were a few lumps in it and a few stains, but provided what they needed to do. Gave us a place or two to sit.
When we moved down here, I wrote that we were going to be getting new furniture for the kitchen, den, bedroom, etc. We were taking it a room at a time. We did get the kitchen table/chair (I think I shared that picture) and then we stalled for a bit with this and that until it was time to get the new love seat and couch.
We must have sat on several dozen couches and nothing seemed right. (Actually I wanted to lay down on them to try them out that way, but I thought that might be a bit uncouth so didn't). We were just about ready to wait until a new shipment came out so to speak when hubby sat down on something I would never have considered and he said "you got to check this out." And I did......
It was comfortable. And then his brother called and hubby talked with him for longer than 15 minutes while I sat on the couch and it was still comfortable.
We were hooked.
We took measurements to make sure it would work and the new set is being delivered tomorrow.
Son wants our old set (why I don't know, maybe nostalgia?) So he'll rent a truck and cart them off in a week or two.
But hubby and me had to get the love seat and couch out to the garage in anticipation for the delivery tomorrow.
Face it. I am not as young as I once was when we moved them ourselves about six years ago. We got the love seat out to the garage but the couch wouldn't fit through the garage door. We tried to remember how the movers moved the couch in, but of course we couldn't. My husband even said "was I here?" (I have moved multiple times "alone" with him at work and the movers delivering and setting up where I directed them to do so). I assured him he was there.
The couch rests alongside the sliding glass door to go to the back yard. I'll call son tomorrow and see if he and a friend can come over and at least move the couch out to the garage. The delivers can still set up the new stuff, plenty of room.
I'll miss that couch. But not the weight of it.
And I really need to get back into shape and get more strength.
Working on the shape part.
Also bought a new treadmill a few weeks ago and walking on it at least 4 times a week.
Next up will be a futon/day bed for the extra bedroom and then our bedroom furniture.
And then we will be settled in. After we unpack the pictures and decide which ones we will hang and which ones we will dispose of.
Might get this all done before its been a year since we moved in (end of March).
The wee one will be one year old in a few weeks.
He is toddling, not officially walking, but walking across the room. Watch out world, here he comes!