As you will see in my next post, our apartment is bigger and in better condition overall than our last apartment. That doesn’t mean that there weren’t ways it needed to be touched up (and still does). One of the first conversations Tian and I had when moving into the apartment was about the couch.
There are two reasons we value a nice couch. First, after a long day of teaching, both Tian and I like to sprawl out there. Second, when we have guests stay overnight the couch is nearly always in use. Unfortunately the original couch that came with the apartment was fairly old, uncomfortable, and generally not conducive to the type of sprawling or sleeping we envisioned.
So, as if we didn’t have enough to do this summer, we decided to go used-couch hunting. We found a nice one online, but oddly the owner couldn’t be bothered to take the measurements and give them to us over the phone. Still very interested, we decided to make the 1-hour commute to his place to risk it and check it out. When we got there, we measured it and it turned out to be just a touch bigger than we hoped, but we ended up getting it anyway. The best part is that the guy’s buddies delivered and installed it for only $12 that afternoon. We are very happy with the couch, as have been all of our guests thus far.