Last year we had our couch and love seat cleaned as part of a labor exchange. Chris did some computer work and we got our furniture cleaned. About three weeks later I noticed that the fabric was deteriorating. We couldn't sew the holes because the threads of the fabric were falling apart. Needless to say I was a little irritated. My irritation reached it's peak this week and I just couldn't handle looking at these couches that were coming apart at the seams any more.
I have been looking at leather couches for a few months and on Wednesday I got an ad that had really the best deal I had found on a leather sofa. So I decided to surprise Chris and I bought a new couch and love seat. I was told they would be in the next day, but I told them I would come pick them up on Friday. After arranging to have my brother Jason meet me with his truck I got to the store and they told me only the sofa was there. Re-enter irritation. I told them that was unacceptable and that they would have to deliver the love seat for free (I should have asked for more, but I couldn't think of what else to ask for). They said okay, but they couldn't deliver it until Tuesday. I said fine, but that I was very unhappy about the situation. After thinking about it for a few hours I decided half a surprise wouldn't really be as fun as the whole surprise so I called the store and told them I would pick up the love seat myself, but that I needed some compensation for their folly (okay I didn't really say folly). I ended up getting $50 off the love seat, and I am lucky enough that my other brother Jordon was able to help me with his truck. I have really fantastic brothers!
I stressed to the kids that it was important to the surprise that they didn't tell Chris about the new furniture. They were willing to cooperate, but Kaylee asked "what if Dalin tells daddy?" I told her it wouldn't matter because daddy wouldn't be able to understand Dalin's toddler speak. As soon as Chris picked Dalin up to give him a hug Dalin said, "got new couches." I was right, Chris couldn't understand what he had said, but I was laughing too much so Chris knew something was going on. When Dalin repeated himself six more times, and Chris did figure out what he was saying. It was too funny, that little squealer! After we got every thing set up Aiden said "These are the kind of couches in fancy houses." I'm enjoying our little bit of fancy.