I got rid of my old sofa a couple of months ago. It was beat up and wasn’t comfortable any more. I’d purchased a new sofa but when it was delivered, it was damaged. Plus the one that was delivered didn’t sit as comfortably as the one I tried out in the showroom.
So that one went back to the warehouse. Since then I made do with my rocking chair. Let me tell you, that wooden seat, even padded with pillows and a folded blanket, wasn’t comfortable after a couple of hours of reading.
The cats, who were used to curling up on the back of the old sofa or next to me, were completely discombobulated. The rocking chair didn’t provide any such space. And my lap is only so big, accommodating two cats if they crowded in and didn’t hiss at each other.
I just hadn’t found the time yet to go sofa shopping in person, though I’d done a lot of looking on the Internet, checking out styles and fabrics. I wasn’t sure how much I wanted to pay, or what style (other than rolled arms) or what color.
Then last week, a friend mentioned that she had a loveseat stored in her garage. It had been there few years, ever since she’d purchased a new sofa. She told me if I wanted the loveseat I could have it – for free.
I went over to look at the loveseat – sage green, traditional look with rolled arms and wooden accents. I like it a lot.
One of my neighbors volunteered her son-in-law and his pickup truck, so a couple of days later we went and got the loveseat.
It looks good with the accent pillows I found at a local home furnishings consignment store. It’s comfortable, has nice pillowy backs suitable for cat lounging. Those rolled arms show evidence of cat scratches – like that’s not going to happen at my place.
As my friend says, free is a really good price.
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It’s a good book. It won the St. Martin’s Press/Private Eye Writers of America contest for Best First Private Eye Novel and was nominated for three best first novel awards: Shamus, Anthony, Macavity.
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Give Jeri a try, for free. I think you’ll like her.