"Someone once told me that time was a predator that stalked us all our lives. I rather believe that time is a companion who goes with us on the journey and reminds us to cherish every moment, because it will never come again. What we leave behind is not as important as how we've lived."
-Jean Luc Picard

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Couch Potato

Back when I was a college student, I bought a faux leather love seat when a friend and I decided to rent a little house near campus. After twenty years and numerous moves, that poor love seat was in pretty sad shape. Mr. Hairball and I had been planning to replace it for several years, but every time we saved up enough money for a new couch, something would happen that required our "couch money". This summer, Mr. Hairball was offered an opportunity to make some extra money, and we decided that we would use some of it to finally replace the love seat o' doom.

Whoot! The boxes have arrived!! Where's my vanilla vodka and disco ball?

Crap, I lost the drill again!

Note the boxes and assorted crapola that has accumulated as I unpack boxes and shift everything else out of the way.

I'm pretty tired and my back is hurting by this point.


I love the hidden storage in the ottoman and under each seat cushion!

*Yawns* I'm pretty tired after putting everything together. I'll be lounging on the couch watching Kolchak: The Night Stalker if anybody needs me.


Public Artist said...

I'm impressed, I can never be bothered to read the direction so I always end up with spare parts which I then convince myself were kindly included at the factory like that extra button on the inside of a shirt.

Hairball said...

I did the ottoman first, and I had to redo part of it twice because I wasn't paying enough attention to the directions!

They actually did give me an extra metal pointy thing* with each individual unit, so I have five metal pointy things* left over. I was kinda scared until I saw the mention of the extra ones in the instructions.

*I can't figure out a way to use the word 'screw' or 'screws' in that sentence without it sounding like a bad porn movie!

Lidian said...

Congrats on a beautiful couch and a beautiful job putting it together! It looks terrific.

Hairball said...

Thanks Lidian!

It's really nice to stretch out on it and read or watch DVDs.