Yesterday we had sun. I didn’t manage to get out in it for more than the five minutes I attempted to play with Banjo in the backyard, but I saw it from the window. It been cold and wet for most of this year. This morning, the sun came out again but soon, the clouds started rolling in. But I got out into the world anyway.
I have been trying to go to The Dump for years. Seriously. All this time I thought it was a lot farther from my house that is actually is. The Dump is a huge furniture outlet. I have been looking for a new couch before this blog was a thought in my head. I’ve looked and I’ve looked for something similar to replace it with, and found nothing. This couch is literally falling apart. It’s way past anything I can donate. It’s trash. So today I left the house determined to buy a couch, any couch at this point. I just want something I can sleep on when I choose to that doesn’t kill my back. So I entered the store, remember, this is an outlet and the first couch I saw had an $8,000 price tag on it. I was not optimistic. I headed around to the clearance section and there was nothing even close. I’ve been very adamant about having another couch that red wine would not stain.
I spoke with a guy in the middle aisle before I hopelessly looped the second half of the showroom. I saw a brown leather couch that would do, and then I realize the price was for all three pieces. It was a steal, but I don’t want all that furniture. And it was brown. I found two red leather couches. The more expensive one had the detachable pillows I wanted but it was not comfortable and the pillows had feathers inside. That stuff will be flat as a pancake in six months or less. The other one did not have detachable pillows, but was more comfortable and was half the price and had just been marked down. There was a lady sitting on it and then sitting on the matching chair then back on the couch. I kept on moving and waited for her to leave. Other than the permanent pillow issue, and the arms not being pillowtops, it meet all my criteria. The price had just been slashed for the final time and was very reasonable. So I got it. It will be here on Monday. I’m going to have to pay someone else to drag off my
best friend old couch. But I have one that is functional and meets most of my criteria. And for the price if I only keep it for a year or three, it’s still a good deal. So YAY!
On the way home I stopped at Buckhead Whole Foods and shopped with the rich people. I got two cases of my sanity water, a couple of three dollar bottles of Merlot,(oh the official color of my new couch is Bordeaux!) a special can of dog food (because Banjo has been guilting me to death lately), a bouquet of ten white tulips, and a small bowl of crab soup (not she crab, but still very good) and a little piece of cornbread.
All of these purchases make me happy. I am anxious about the new couch fitting in the door. Oh and the sales guy was really cool. There were tons of them in there and I went back to find him and wait on him to make another sale because none of the other guys really seemed to be working. As a result of our banter, I got a great deal on my delivery fee.
So it was a banner day. I was gone less than four hours and just over one of those hours was driving and everything on my body aches, I’m sleepy and worn out AF. And the rain is starting. I may need a nap, or perhaps to go to bed REALLY early tonight.
Oh in other news, I don’t think my cleaners are coming back. But I am still doing pretty good keeping up with my Lentils Season pledge of being less slovenly and cleaning out the shack so that I can either live here like a clean sane person or move to someone else. Preferably someplace that it doesn’t rain all the time.
So what’s going on in your neck of the woods?