And the second couch was evidently hideously ugly. (Who knew?)
We found another one!
See, the Wes/Tami family were here for Labor Day weekend.
You may remember them as "the family who moved in with us after the earthquake and then left Japan way before us and broke my heart". (I REALLY need to think of a good pseudonym for you guys, H's!)
While we were driving home from PIPES* one day, Doug had what you might call a gastro-intestinal emergency brought on by too much candy at the previous day's Padres game. (Or maybe by the Padres performance?) Anyway, he needed to use the little boys room a.s.a.p. (Is this T.M.I.? I'm notorious for over-sharing!)
We pulled into a random shopping center and parked directly in front of a random furniture store. It just happened to be A MODERN furniture store called "Grounded". While D was, eh-hem, busy, I ran inside with Tami. I started sitting on couches. Too hard. Too low. Too silly. Too incredibly rock-like as to not even resemble a couch-like.
I did a circuit around the room and tried them all. When I got to the last one, I let out a startled cry!
My bum sunk into the cushion!
I leaned back and gasped!
My back was comfortably supported!
Could it be? A comfortable Modern couch?
Yes. Yes, it is indeed true. Tami agreed. Doug joined us and he gave it two thumbs up.
Now for the final test...
What do YOU think?
(crossing my fingers that at least two of you like it so I don't have to keep shopping...)
|but probably this color.|
|And three or four of these chairs.|
Yes, I know most of you did NOT want to share a couch with a stranger. The individual chairs are for you. The couch is for the mom with the baby, and toddler, and purse, and diaper bag/backpack/random jacket/book/grocery bag and child on her arm. Plenty of room to sprawl comfortably.
Anyway, assuming the entire readership of this blog doesn't boo the above, we'll be ordering them shortly.
Last night I bought some of the Land of Nod wall art and two book shelves from P.B. Kids.
The paint is up and the carpet is in. Things are coming together slowly but surely!
More pictures soon, but in the mean time, COMMENT and let me know what you think! Unless what you think is that I'm an empty headed animal food trough wiper who's mother was a hamster. Just keep that to yourself.
*Yes, this IS intended to make your mouth water and make you want to come visit.