On my way to the post office I stopped at the thrift shop in search of a lampshade that clips onto a lightbulb, to fix the Ikea lamp that I broke. Regular lampshades don't fit on the European designed lamp. I was lucky to find just the right shade, and while I was there, I saw this brand new sectional sofa. This strange thrift shop has lots of new furniture on the floor, besides all the used clothing and appliances. Dave has been mentioning getting a sectional for the new living room, so I took photos with my phone (first time!) and brought them home for him to see. Hmmm.
Thursday I thought we might go over and see the thing in person, sit on it and discuss where we would put the excess couches we still have. He liked it and in minutes we decided to buy it. We have a van, so one section at a time could be moved home. The thrift shop is only five minutes away.
The workers loaded half of the sectional in the van and it fit perfectly. When we got it home we had a struggle getting through the front door. We took off the feet, and that helped, but we have arched doorways and that made us tip the thing up on one end to get past that opening. It's a very heavy piece and on the fourth or fifth lift, my back went click and I was out of commission. Pooh!
Dave has some very strong muscle relaxants and gave me half a pill, and soon I disappeared. I was out for the entire afternoon. He returned to the thrift shop and picked up the second half and then found some construction men working in the next block and paid them to unload it into our living room.
I felt lots better this morning, and we moved the old IKEA Ektorp couch to another room, and I washed the floor again to make it nice for the new couch. Tony took up his corner almost immediately.This is a new sectional, with the tags still on, and very very inexpensive. It is not leather, or vinyl, but something like pleather, which wipes down and sheds dog hair beautifully. We decided that if even if this only last three years we won't be upset. Tony is a chewer and Chumley is a licker, so we feel that we have both covered. And it's RED, for heaven's sake.
Dave and his new friend, our neighbor Larry, planned to go golfing today, and Dave found some left-handed golf clubs on Craig's list and got a real deal of course. He loves to 'beat the system'. While we were deciding about the couch at the thrift shop, I spotted this Titleist golf bag...$10.
Now that's a good shopping day!