Sunday, February 20, 2011


You may have read about my crazy couch obsession all week, and what an obsession it was!  I am here to tell you that I think after all this time,  we have finally found the solution to seating in the living room.  24 hours after setting it up, I am certain we could not have found a better solution.  But, you'll have to wait until Friday to see what it looks like.

It's amazing what you find when cleaning!  I vacuum regularly, but never get a chance to move things and really clean.  Yesterday, we completely emptied the room so we could put the new couch in with a fresh start.  In the past, we've made rash decisions about moving a couch in and haven't had a chance to clean and it's always been like trying to play catch up.  This time, we moved out everything.  Except what's on the walls.  This room is a great square, and from this angle looks marvelous.  But keep in mind, there are 3 doors, 3 windows, a fireplace and a radiator to deal with.  OLD HOUSE, remember?  This house is from circa 1810 and this and the bedroom are the original parts of the house.  There is a chimney that provides a fireplace here and in the bedroom, but both are so ancient, we blocked them and can't use them.  We should just paint some plywood and block them from the front too, and then we'd have more wall space.  But there are mantels, so it wouldn't accomplish much.  Wow, with nothing in it, this is a very white room.

I took down the curtains and washed them and cleaned everything, top to bottom.  I'm still amazed at the amount of dustbunnies and cobwebs. 

Once we brought in the couch, we had to decide what else was coming back in.  For the moment, it's just the couch and tv and one side table.  K-ster thinks it might stay this way.  We'll see.  The best part is that if people come over and we watch tv, we can all actually sit on the couch.  Before, there was room for 3 on the couch in a very side by side manner.  Now we can just sprawl all over.  Last night, we couldn't decide where to sit and kept moving around.

Someday, we will have to get a flat screen to put on the wall.  Our tv is from 1995 and looks like it.  I'm satisfied with it, but k-ster is not.  And his friends all have "real" tvs so no one wants to come here to watch anything because it's like you need a magnifying glass after the 50 inch screens of his friends. 

So, that's the next plan.  Years from now.  I just can't see spending the money on a tv.  Considering this one was free, from k-ster's brother, I just can't stomach the idea of lots of money for technology.  We'll see.

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