Tuesday, January 13, 2009

New year ... new couch

OK .. so a long time between posts... but also there has been nothing of note to report on over the christmas break!!

Our lawn looked very sad when we got home from holidays however a little bit of water and a mow it has picked up and looks lovely again.

The garden beds held up well with no love or water over the holiday break, to the point that I need to prune some back as some are looking a bit tatty. My brown thumb has definitely turned a very light shade of green.

One very exciting thing that has happened is that we ordered our couch for the family room!! Woo hoo. We had been looking at it for a few months and always anticipated to order it around March/April but for whatever reason (and who am I to question the reason!!), we went into Freedom on the 28th and placed the order. I think the 10 week delivery got us across the line because we figured that if we were to order in April it would be middle of the year before we get it.

And my (very large) backside cannot bear to sit on the old blue couch for much longer I can assure you!!

The old couch has been good to us however (Sarah's dad and I bought it about 12 years ago) so it's time to go somewhere else. I'll give it to the Salvos and maybe somebody will be able to use it. For an old couch it is still in pretty good condition ... really only needs new cushions to make it comfortable again.

So why don't we just do that I hear you ask? Well, it's blue ... and there is nothing blue in the house.

So other than that .. nothing to report. We haven't heard from the carpenter about the kitchen benchtop replacement yet so hopefully that will get done sooner rather than later.

Andy out.


House-To-Be said...

hehe, we sound so alike! We have our "old" old as in 6yrs blue couch currently in our family room. There is nothing wrong with it apart from the fact that it is blue. To be honest the blue doesn't look that bad with the chalk beige but I don't admit that to Steve ;-)

Okay so any pics of the new Freedom couch??? And what about those pavers? Have they come in yet?

Glad your grass/garden survived okay. It's been a hot week....roll on winter.

Cilla said...


How's things......?


Toni said...

You guys have been very quiet. Hope all is well. Has those new couches arrived yet?

kexkez said...

Couch must be almost due to arrive. So what else is new in your blogland world? or out of it?
New toys?
garden survived the summer I hope?