Each morning, as I was sleepily stumbling downstairs, this is the first thing I saw:
Now when I wake, this is what I see:
(Though usually Marin is not there to greet me; instead she’s confined to her crib where her morning crowing wakes us all up waaaaaay to early.)
Now that we have REAL! couches, instead of something that belongs in a smelly frat house, we are all more likely to wind up in the living room. Even the kids seem affected- choosing to play in the living room more than ever before. I am very sensitive to aesthetics, so you can imagine that this improvement makes me happy.
Now, what to do with the old couch? Currently it is sitting in my dining room (AHHHH). Do I drag it to the curb and put a “FREE” sign on it? Put an add on Craig’s list? Is it better to advertise it for free, or to ask twenty bucks for it? (My grandma argues that you will get more people interested if you sell it rather than give it away. This, at least, has been true for her in the dog-selling business.)