It will be two weeks this Saturday that we have been back in Illinois. We are slowly making progress. It took us about a week to get internet, phone and cable installed due to a mix-up with the unit numbers in the building. It was very, very frustrating.
I have been shopping for living room furniture. I thought it would be fun. Well, if money was no object maybe! I feel like Goldilocks. Either the sofas are way too soft, and I struggle to get out of them once I sit in them, or they are too hard. Some of the seats are too long so that my feet don't touch the ground. I've discovered a general style that I like: rounded (rolled) arms, and wooden legs. The one I really love is at Ethan Allen. The salesperson said, "A nice leather chair would match perfectly with that couch."
Jim practically growled back at her, "I don't like leather!"
A little while later just she and I were together in another room. She said, "I bet your husband has never experienced real leather. That's why he doesn't like it! I should come over to your house and give him a leather lesson!"
I said, "As long as you bring a whip!"
We had a good laugh over that.
Anyway, the sofa of my dreams is just that. A dream. Because it's way too expensive.
Costs close to $3000.
For just the sofa.
No. I'm not rich.
I told the saleslady today that that price was too high for my budget. I'm just going to have to come and visit the sofa.
So back to the drawing board. Tomorrow Jim and I are going to a couple more stores and then I'm just going to have to make a decision. Plain and simple.
Because it's awfully hard to sit on a wooden rocking chair and watch TV.
My friend Barb told me about this used furniture place nearby that restocks every Wednesday. Opens at 10:00 am. We got there about 1:00 pm. Many furniture pieces had "SOLD" stickers on them. But I managed to pick up a solid oak hutch (two piece - one sits on top of another) for $95. A real steal! I will post a photo when we pick it up and set it up in our dining room.
We still have a lot of business stuff to take care of like changing addresses on everything, getting our driver's licenses, selling the truck, etc, etc, etc. So, everyday is a new adventure, that's for sure!
We bought a desk ensemble at Staples which came in 5 separate boxes. Jim has been putting it together. He's walking like the letter "S" because his back hurts him so much! I'm hurting from doing all this shopping. Maybe we made a mistake moving into a townhome.
Should have been a NURSING home!