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Wednesday
Mar192008

At Last...

At last...


My old piece-of-sh*t-sofa is finally outside on the sidewalk where it belongs. I hate it more now than I did before and I hope someone pees on it tonight.

So, here's what happened. Kate got home from work and came up to my apartment, and then Sarah, her and I tried to "pivot, pivot" for a good five or ten minutes (that was for all the commenters of this post.) How I ever got it wedged in that space so tightly, I will never know, but the thing wouldn't move.

I was just about to call a professional to come over and saw the thing in half (or better yet, go out and buy a chainsaw of my own and do it myself) when we tried again, and, by God, we did it.

Now, I can't really explain how it happened, but *i think* Kate pulled down the top and I wiggled the middle and then Sarah got on the floor and pushed the bottom up with her feet... or maybe it was her hands... I'm not sure. All I know is that the sofa shifted and came loose and then Sarah flew across the room.

Poor thing. Sure hope she's okay.

She really was the hero, Sarah. It was her feet (or maybe her hands) that were the most effective in prying the sucker loose.

Kate, Sarah... LOTS of margaritas on me soon. Thank you, thank you, thank you!

As for door frame...


Whoops.

And now.... a picture of the new sofa:


I still need to lay down the rug, paint (maybe a plumy brown?) and hang pictures... but I think it's looking good!

Reader Comments (16)

Congrats in finally getting it un-stuck!!!

It looks great!

March 19, 2008 | Unregistered Commenterkristen

You did it... you pivoted! hee hee hee


The new couch looks great. Where did you get your pillows? I really like them.

March 19, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterMarisol

Didn't take Elvis long, did it??? Ha!

March 19, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Yay to out with the old in with the new. Elvis seems to think the new sofa is very stylish and comfortable. It does look really good I must say.

Now all you need is a rug to "tie the room together"...do as the Dude said :)

March 20, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterKat

i see elvis wasted no time in making himself at home!

March 20, 2008 | Unregistered Commentercaryn

your pillows are so awesome.

March 20, 2008 | Unregistered Commenterlizziebelle

Nothing a little wood filler and paint wont fix.

March 20, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

It is very pretty Karyn.

March 20, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterDutchGirl24

Elvis looks so cute and right at home on the new sofa! AWWW

March 20, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterKittie Flyn

I'm sorry, but that's hysterical-- that is totally something I would do.

In the end, Elvis looks like he approves of the new sofa, and isn't that the most important thing?

Beverly looks vexed in the shot of your neighbor helping you.

March 20, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterAli

I like the plumby brown idea, but also how about a burnt organgy color?

March 20, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterNik!

Glad you got it to the curb. Now I have a place to sleep tonight!

Is that you black limo parked at the curb?

March 20, 2008 | Unregistered Commenterfrank

Congrats on the new couch! Very sleek.

March 20, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterTracy

Elvis is such a cat. My cat did the same thing when we got a new sofa; parked herself on it, and didn't move for hours. Gotta love them.

Like the sofa, and pillows too. Good luck rug hunting.

March 20, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterLynn

I about peed my pants! That's hilarious. I can hear Ross right now saying "Pivot! Pivot!". You crack me up!

March 21, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterKatie

you know, my brother and I had a similar problem a few weeks ago and we didn't even HESITATE to break out the saw. I posted the pics on Facebook.

:)

March 23, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterAngela

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