Oh hey! Looks who is back for a second day of blogging. I am telling you my very own
couch sectional was the magic ingredient to becoming a better blogger. Speaking of my fancy new sectional let me tell you about the little adventure it had on it's first day here.
So about five weeks ago we went to couch shopping. We knew we wanted a sectional and I was really hoping for something gray and of course affordable. We were wondering around Ashley furniture but nothing in our budget looked good on the main floor. The salesperson suggested we check upstairs because they had a few more up there and lo and behold the first sectional we see we fall in love with. It was gray and beautiful and cheap. Perfect meets all of our requirements. As much as we were sold we didn't buy it that day because it was actually going to be gifted to us by Jamal's grandparents so we left without it. And with the knowledge that it would take 4-6 weeks to be delivered because we wanted the chaise lounge on the other side.
Knowing all of this information I had the grand idea to invite my former coworkers from Mankato to visit for dinner and decided that five weeks from that day would be perfect. Dumb on my part, I know. A week later Jamal got the check from his grandma and went to buy our couch so we now played the waiting game. Dinner plans had been made for November 15th. About four weeks from the purchase date. We took a gamble.
Well luck was on our side and our sectional was ready to be delivered the week of the dinner. Unfortunately with our schedules our how they do deliveries we had to wait until Saturday- the day of the dinner- for it to be delivered. I figured no big deal they should be able to bring it in the morning. I told our friends to come over around 3 so we could head to a brewery for drinks then come home for dinner by my personal chef. It was perfect. Until we got the call Thursday that they would deliver our sectional (and dining table) on Saturday between 2 and 5. Ummmm what?? Cue freak out. On top of that Jamal had to suddenly work until four on Saturday so we had guests coming over with no furniture and my other half working. Great,
All morning Saturday I was in panic mode. I was so worried about everything working out perfectly. I needed the furniture here before our friends. It was a stressful day. Finally we got the call that the furniture was on the way and our friends had not yet arrived. Huge relief. I thought.
After a few attempts it was apparent tat the sectional was not going to fit in through our front apartment door and oh look Matt and Christy were walking up the sidewalk. So they come in and I explain how sorry I am that they are here and my place isn't even put together and now it looks like the sectional is headed back to the store so my living room will be nice and empty. It was terrible.
But then Matt saved the day. He said something along the lines of "too bad we can't out it through the window" and the delivery men said ya know that could work. I live on the second floor but it is juts close enough to the ground that we made it happen. So Matt stood up here holding our couch through the window while the delivery men pushed it up and it worked! Our sectional made it safe and sound into our apartment.
So while I was freaking out and being embarrassed about inviting them over to an empty place with half of the hosts missing it turned out perfectly because if it weren't for them showing up I wouldn't have my new sectional. After the crazy and stressful day it was we had such a fun night together and I am glad that everything turned out okay :)
This is the culprit of my stress and anxiety. But I love it so much now and I guess it was worth it :)
PS I will do a full tour soon! The problem is I am a bit of a perfectionist with expensive taste and am on an entry level income so it doesn't work so well. But I think I will do better than I did at my last place-I didn't post my home tour until I moved out ;)