We suffered a couch-tastrophe in my house last week. I went to move the sofa to unplug the lamp when there was an ominous crack. So of course, idiot that I am, I moved the couch back and there was another ominous crack. It was the legs of the couch, cracking and breaking. Now let me stop here and say that yes, while I do need to lose weight, I am not SOOOO fat that I broke the legs of the sofa. The sofa was part of a very
inexpensive cheap set. It survived the growing up years of a set of twins, and countless other beat downs in it’s 12+ year life span. I broke off the other two legs and had the couch just resting on the floor. Maybe if the upholstery and springs had held up, this would have been a workable solution, but the didn’t, and it wasn’t.
So off to Jordan’s Furniture I went, and after much looking around, found a set that I liked. I am not, however an impulse shopper (or I try not to be) so I went home to think on it. Well after a few more days of having to basically limbo myself down to sit on the darn thing I decided enough was enough – sort of. Back in the car we went, only this time to Bernie and Phyl’s because it’s good to comparison shop. Yeah, they had bupkis, so back of to Jordan’s we went.
For those of you who are not familiar with Jordan’s Furniture stores, they are immense, and yes, we got lost, but a nice salesman got us back in the right direction and after a bit of conversation and staring on both our parts, we realized we graduated together! Always nice to see an old high school friend.
We set up delivery for the sofa on a Saturday (it was Wednesday) so that left us two days to find a furniture removal place to get the old sofa out. Guess what, they couldn’t come until TUESDAY! That was not going to work. Sadly, the condo where I live does not allow for the dumping of furniture, and the town dump is closed for the winter…so what’s a girl to do?
The answer…..disassemble the sofa into small bits and pieces and stuff it in the dumpster. Can I just say, the sofa was held together by the upholstery and many, many staples (my arms look like I battled a thorn bush). But with the aid of a utility knife, a saw, a hammer, a screwdriver and a chisel, I turned that mother OUT!
The new sofa came Saturday, between the hours of 10:00 and 2:00 – translation, 1:45, and we are all happy campers, sort of. It’s a lot more firm than my old set, and it’s made us realize how much the flooring needs to be replaced, and the walls need to be painted, but that’s a blog for another day.