Pages

Thursday, September 15, 2011

I am such a

dweeb.  Nerd?  Character?  All of the above?  Probably.  First - home DSL is now functioning!  My nice real person contact at FairPoint also put in my credit request so I didn't have to call back.  Let's call him Saint Stosh!  Second - instead of spending the time I couldn't get online organizing and PSing my pictures, I didn't.  (I played Mahjong and grumbled instead.  I am so weak.)  So, now I have to wait until I can sit down for a good half hour to organize and glamorize those photographs that I took last week.  That will not be until the weekend because I forgot I had a zoning board meeting tonight and tomorrow is my Girlz Dinner Group at my place.  Ack.

The dweeby/nerdy thing is because I am so very, very excited that I am getting a new sofa!  It's actually NOT new; it is an older model, expertly refitted by one of my neighbors up the road - who I hooked up with my parents four years ago (they are all four in their 80s) and now they are BFFs all around.  They were having their monthly lunch and Oh! Hell! card game hootenanny, when she told my mom they were out furniture shopping for a new sofa.  They were going to have someone come and pick up the old one.  My mom (who has an intense dislike of my present Freecycle couch) said, "OH!  Susan would LOVE it!"  Does she know her daughter?  A FREE sofa?  Faded but clean, large enough for me, Scrappy and all the cats?  And a sofa bed to boot?  Halleluiah!  I hot-footed it down to the dairy farm this morning to sweet-talk the farmer into picking it up and delivering it for me.  The "good" news, I told him, was that is was going from in a garage, up three small steps, right into my waiting living room - less than a city block.  The "bad" news was that it weighed a ton.  This is a man who rassles Holsteins.  A sleeper sofa is peanuts.  Now I have to find someone to schlep the oldie but moldie to the transfer station.  While it rankles to dispose of large pieces of furniture which will head toward a landfill, I feel a tad better because it was well- (well, ill-) used before it came to me, then I gave it another five years of abuse use.  But, honestly, I have hated it from day one.  Once you sink into that puppy, it's like a bad bean bag - you have to struggle to get out of it.  So I am doing the happy dance about my new-to-me sofa!  I am not letting Scrappy and the Boyz in on the fact that it's a sleeper sofa.  They will expect the Egyptian cotton sheets, fold-down service and mints on the pillow every night.  Boyz!

12 comments:

  1. Oh,you lucky dog-no pun intended for those animals ,to stay off mommas new shabby sheik couch,they are the best kind but we are near the city and I don't trust a soul if they are giving furniture away because of the epidemic of bed bugs. I even tell my grandson to be careful when he comes home to my house because the little buggers have even made it to the theaters,I have a old friend who let her daughter move in with her because of hard times cause who came to dinner and it was no laughing matter. It cost $1,500.00 to get rid of them and almost killed Garfield,I mean her fat cat.

    ReplyDelete
  2. Congrats on SCORING a new sofa! I'm sure you will all enjoy it, dance on!! :)

    ReplyDelete
  3. Wow what luck. I think all new sofas are built like crap so an older one is a real deal! And just in time for hunker down with a good book and a hot beverage time of year. Enjoy

    ReplyDelete
  4. Sofa-sleep-over!!! I was thinking more flannel sheets with a cup of hot cocoa on the nightstand. (Can you tell it's getting cold here?)

    ReplyDelete
  5. Lucky you!! We have a couch like your current one - takes a few rocks back and forth and then a "heave ho!" to get out of it...enjoy!!

    ReplyDelete
  6. Congratulations on your "new" couch! I would be doing the happy dance too :)

    ReplyDelete
  7. I would say you are smart, not nerdish or dweebish!

    Spiderjohn

    ReplyDelete
  8. Judy - LOL! That's what makes this so great! They are neat as a pin and take very good care of their things. Plus, they have no cats/dogs. They spend too much time babysitting their kids' dogs!

    Candy - Just as long as I don't dance ON it! I imagine it will be given the suspicious object treatment for a while.

    Jane - Isn't that the truth? That's why (plus the $) I won't buy new. The only furniture I've found that I liked was either antique or handmade - neither of which I could afford.

    Carolyn - I could have used the flannel sheets last night; and ALWAYS the hot chocolate. Wouldn't a sleep-over be fun?

    ReplyDelete
  9. BRF - That's exactly how one has to get out of my soon-to-be-old sofa.

    enyfer - You will be feeling the same way soon - when you're new-to-you-once-yours furniture all gets delivered!

    SpiderJohn - That, and lucky.

    Erin - Lucky, lucky, lucky. Me!

    ReplyDelete
  10. A "new" piece of furniture always gives such an uplift to the home! Congrats on the upgrade. I am soooo ready to do the same. (Soon as the remodeling is done. It WILL be done sometime, won't it??)

    ReplyDelete
  11. What a score, congratulations! It's so much fun to get something "new" like that.

    ReplyDelete