October 16, 2005


WooHoo! I can now sit in my living room! I now have something to sit on!

After calculating this month's finances and paying all the bills, DH and I determined that there was enough in the piggy bank to replace the old broken-ass, worn out, puppy chewed couches we left in a dump in NC as well as the 500lb 1 piece MDF POS entertainment center that's also somewhere in NC.....

So yesterday before the SC game started, we went to The Hall of Bliss (aka Ikea) and we purchased the sofa we've been lusting after since July. But what's a sofa without a TV to watch, right? So we had to buy something to put the TV on, too.

We set up the delivery for the sofa for today and picked up the various pieces of wood that were about to make up our new entertainment center and came home. We hauled the boxes in the house and started assembling. Good thing we've done this before.....

After the game we realized one of the things we purchased wasn't needed, so it's was back to Ikea to exchange it for what we did need.....

Then we stopped for dinner and got pie to go (note: This month Coco's has pie for $1 if you by lunch or dinner, and you can get it to go!)

We finished the construction at around 2 am (I'm sure our neighbors love us) and went to bed.

Phone rings at 9 am this morning. Hi this is the Ikea driver, we're at your gate.

Hot Damn! 15 minutes, a pile of plastic and a slip cover later, I had a real living room again! We celebrated with pie for breakfast on our new couch. Banana Cream for me, Cherry for DH.

YAY!!! Just in time for me to have a place to collapse after a long day at work...

Pictures when I get a chance.....

Wish me luck tomorrow.

Oh yeah, and Fight On Trojans!!

Posted by caltechgirl at October 16, 2005 10:27 PM | TrackBack

"Hall of Bliss" cracked me right up!

How fun! New furniture. My sofa and chair will be here, someday. I hope. LOL

Sending you good vibes and love and luck (you won't need it) for tomorrow.

Go gettem' honey!


Posted by: Margi at October 16, 2005 10:56 PM

Yay for furniture! And good luck!

Luckily I already had a decent enough couch. Heck, in the new place there is actually room to pull it out into a bed if ever needed. And probably sleep other people on the floor *in the same room* as the sofa bed. Oooh.

Our big need is a desk for Deb so she can use her computer again.

Posted by: Jay at October 16, 2005 11:04 PM


Hope you are have a GREAT day!!

Enjoy the furniture, I have no doubt the pie was good.

; )

Posted by: Christina at October 17, 2005 08:51 AM

Love IKEA! Except when the heck are they going to make an appearance in upstate NY?!?!

Banana cream pie.... mmmmmmmm.... my fave!!

Congrats & GOOD LUCK!

Posted by: Marie at October 17, 2005 12:22 PM

New Furniture? Wow. We have decided to wait until the kids have destroyed this set completely before buying new. Enjoy (and have another slice of pie for me)

Posted by: vw bug at October 17, 2005 01:11 PM