July 24, 2012

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couch-less living room / july 23, 2012

Um... so on a whim today I sold our couch. We'd been casually talking about getting a new couch for a while, but I don't think Big Smith expected me to post an add on Craig's List and I know he didn't expect that it would just suddenly be gone. I'm a bit shocked myself- but you know, it's just a couch.

Yes it was a nice quality couch, probably nicer than any we will be replacing it with... but it was old and it was black and it was leather and I just wanted a change. The guys who lugged it out of here and onto the roof of their Mini Cooper really were in love with it. I'm a sucker for 'things' finding a good home so I accepted way (way!) less than I should have and just sat back and marveled at how fast this giant, heavy sleeper sofa could be whisked out of our house and onto the curb. I think they were afraid that if they waited any longer I would get a hold of Big Smith and change my mind... and they were probably right!

So for now I dragged a futon from our work space (with Little Smith flopped down on top of it adding his 25 pounds for the ride) to fill the couch-void until we figure out what we are doing. It's kind of fun, like camping. At least that's what I'm telling myself (and my skeptical husband). Sometimes I just like to shake things up and do something different. I just hope anybody who visits us for the time being is limber and ready for a floor sit!


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  1. Um . . . I would have loved to have seen a picture of a sleeper couch on top of a Mini. :)

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  2. I've been on the hunt for a new couch. But I'm pretty sure I'd be in trouble if I just up and got rid of any of the current couches without a replacement. You rebel :)

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  3. Wow! Good for you for making the change! I can't wait to see what you guys decide on (however long it takes!). And really, it's not so bad having a futon in the living room, right?

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    1. I don't know... we aren't loving the futon :) It's fine but we are both nutty for having our space feel just right- so we'll probably end up with something cheap, cheerful, and fast!

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  4. You leave a woman alone in the house, you just never know what's gonna happen. I had a co-worker who decided to knock a wall out while her husband was at work! She wanted a better view from one room to the next. Your husband should consider himself lucky you didn't do that. ;) Good luck on your couch hunt!

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  5. This made me ridiculously happy for some reason. Possibly because I'm in the "everything in the house is driving me CRAZY—get RID of it!" stage of pregnancy.

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  6. That is AWESOME. My husband wonders why I am getting rid of all of his stuff... :) Oh... women have it so good!

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  7. How very adventurous! (Wade is fearful that serial killers will come and get me while he's away at work if I put something on Craigslist.) What kind of couch do you have in mind for the replacement?

    We have a couch in our basement that belonged to Wade's grandparents, and he used to sleep on it at their house when he was a little boy. It's so cool for furniture to have history, and it's a really well made piece of furniture and I'm sure it would be so nice to reupholster it - but I'm SO sick of it. I want something new.

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    1. I worry about Craig's List crazies too! I totally googled the guy that responded to make sure he was a solid citizen (he was luckily). :)

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