A few months ago I entered our sofas in a contest for new furniture. We didn't win, but I do have a photograph of the bad shape they were in. The love seat has had a five dollar Wal-Mart sofa cover on it for a few years, and the green one keeps getting more and more stained. As of the last few weeks, it started to tear. When Memorial Day came around, we thought we'd check out some furniture sales, but the only thing that we found was the need to do a lot of shopping and research, which we have been doing. I thought about giving up a few times; we really don't have extra money, and we've been living with the ratty sofas for a while. But we seemed to keep coming back to this being something needed for many reasons, so we kept at it. We narrowed our search down to two sofas--one on-line which we couldn't sit it before purchasing, and one at a nearby store that was fairly inexpensive. Because of being out of town a few times, we didn't act on anything which turned out to be a good thing. Yesterday, Kelly went to Costco for some random items, and they had just put out their new sofa sets. There was one there that had everything we'd been looking for--leather, recliners, not over sized and really good quality for a great price. After sending me over to check them out, we decided to go for it. We now have new sofas! Hooray!
This all happened fairly quickly today, and the girls needed to give our old sofa one last hug. Our friend, Smith, came over to help Kelly get everything moved in and assembled. Of course the guys had to sit down immediately and try out the power recliners. Meanwhile, the girls thought the sofa in the backyard was quite unique, and they took turns between sewing on it and jumping and tumbling on the cushions. We watched some television on our new furniture tonight and I must say, it's quite comfy. In fact, I'm going to sign off and go read...in my recliner. Ahhhhhh.