Thursday, 3 November 2011

Are you sitting comfortably?

Today we will be taking delivery of our new sofa.  This isn’t the huge, velvet, squishy and wildly expensive sofa we fell in love with - to clarify, when I say ‘we’ I mean, '‘me’ – no, the sofa that is due to arrive today is the simple, stylish, practical sofa that we can afford.  More specifically, we are awaiting the arrival of the sofa that we can afford with more than a little help from The Parents who were becoming increasingly concerned by the state of the threadbare, sagging, tired sofa we currently own.  As a result, The Parents have generously pitched in to the new sofa fund under the guise that this will be my 40th birthday gift.  This would seem more realistic if they hadn’t arrived to visit us earlier in the week bearing additional gifts.

Providing all goes well with the new sofa delivery – ie. it turns up and is the one we ordered in the chosen colour - then we shall be left with the dilemma of how to get rid of the current sofa.  We’ve thought about leaving it out on the pavement in the hope that a passer by will whisk it away.  However, it’s so far past its best that I can’t imagine anyone would actually want it, even if they could get it from our home to theirs.  And so, not knowing anyone with a van, it looks as if we will be paying someone to dispose of it on our behalf.

What with delivery and collection costs we could probably have stretched to the ‘dream’ sofa….providing we were prepared to carry it all the way home from the workshop of course.

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