Monday, October 19, 2009

Have a Seat

Here are just ten easy steps to inexpensive (and comfortable) seating.

Step 1
Send your mother out to yard sales until she finds a nice sofa in good condition for a great price.

Step 2
Return to yard sale with your mother and your fiance.

Step 3
Let your fiance haggle the owners down to a lower price.

Step 4
Send the sofa home in the back of your fiance's truck. Let your mother drive so you can glance in the rearview mirror approximately every five seconds to see if it has fallen out yet.

Step 5
Vacuum the sofa to remove debris, with the assistance of your fiance.

Step 6
Keep vacuuming the sofa.

Step 7
Keep vacuuming the sofa -- especially the cushions that you have identified as an unknown dog's favorite spot on the sofa.

Step 8
Keep vacuuming! What kind of dog was that, anyway?

Step 9
Replace all the cushions on the sofa.

Step 10
Relax. Ignore the strange looks from the neighbors as you have your picture taken on a sofa in the middle of your yard.


  1. HaHa, I so enjoyed reading your story! :) Eww, I can't stand dog hair. Yuck! Aww, you two look so sweet! I LOVE the couch you bought! It's so pretty and it looks very comfortable! I hope you you were able to get a good price for it! :)

    God Bless!

  2. Very cute sofa. I love it!

  3. Hi Shannon,
    Lovely couch! You guys were lucky. It looks brand new (minus dog hair)I can't believe how hot the weather is by you. We're having sweater weather here (NJ).
    Love Irene
    ps keep hitting those yard sales.
    (they're so much fun)
    you two make a cute couple:)

  4. That's so funny, Shannon!! I especially like the last step. lol! :D Isn't it fun to find a good bargain? ;)

    ~ Blessings,

  5. It's great to get cheap or free furniture - sofas are strange - really expensive when bought new, but they seem to lose their value really quickly, which is rather handy! It looks very comfy!

  6. Gosh that's a nice sofa - and I'm very glad you got it at a great price too!

    I'm sorry I can't give you any tips of the quick removal of dog hair - apart from that Dyson hoover attachments with the spinny brush in them do a rather good job.

  7. It looks like a lovely couch! I think it would have been rather satisfactory to get it all cleaned up, and then very satisfactory to get in it's place!

    Have a very bright, very cheerful day!
    Miss Eyebright

  8. Irene, I must admit that these pictures were taken a little over a month ago -- but even as lately as a week ago it was unbelievably hot and humid here. We're finally to sweater weather in Florida! *cheering*

    Thank you all for your sweet comments! It's certainly very satisfactory to find something nice for a great price! And fortunately, the couch didn't smell like dog, despite all the hair! ;-)


  9. This is hilarious!!!! Thank you, you made my day!!! I 'm still have irrepressible laughter!!!

  10. Very cute! :)
    Your sofa looks lovely!
    What a beautiful color!!!

  11. don't you love it when you find what you need at such a great price and its just what you wanted! Praying for you both!


  12. I love that couch! Enjoy picking out things for your new home together.

  13. I think it must be the same kind of dog that lived in this house before us. Hair--e.v.e.r.y.w.h.e.r.e.

    The couch looks great!


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