Our couch is dying.
Our first couch.
That we got for free.
From Tom's parents.
This couch has been with us since our first one-bedroom apartment. It has moved with us four times. But, unless I want to reupholster the cushions, and fix the inside support thing (again,) it's time for a new one. And maybe a longer one, since we only have two loveseats... not so good for sleeping on.
And since our budget is somewhat limited, I've been checking out craigslist for something a little less well-loved than ours.
And let me tell you, there are plenty of people out there selling couches. Nice couches, new couches, lightly used couches, horrendously ugly couches. My favorites are the ones without pictures--um, is it really that bad, that you won't let us see it? --or the ones that say "elegant" or "really nice" in the title, and then have the ugliest 80's print ever, or retro 70's plaid.
But there are lots of nice couches too. But half of them are in Bellingham. Hello, that's not even close. There was one post that caught my eye, because it was right here in my very own town.
With no pictures.
The post-er did claim that she was having trouble uploading the pics, so feel free to email for pictures. So I did. No harm in looking, right?
In less than 10 minutes, she emailed me back with pictures, informing me that "in have one person that wants me to hold them till friday but i really need the money asap....let me know if you are interested"
Knowing I wasn't about to hop in my
Just over half an hour later, I got another email:
"are you interested??"
A little eager, are we?
I'm not one for instant decisions, and I don't like being pressured. I wanted to say "Remember that little line 'let me know if you are interested'? Well, I'll let you know. Until then, take a chill pill. And you know what? Your over-eager, capitalization-ignoring, over-punctuated response is not motivating in the least." But I didn't. I'm much better at thinking up rude replies than actually delivering them.
So I'll keep looking.
In the mean time, I'll enjoy my quickly disintegrating couch for as long as it lasts, and have fun laughing at the things people post on craigslist.
Like this one:
"This couch isn't in the greatest condition anymore on one side of the recliner but with a little work it can be fixed. It still works...the other recliner has no problems whatsoever. The leather is worn out but its a great couch overall."
Sign me up!