No conversations with your better half that go on for days
No second guessing
I was looking for a love seat for the " reading room "
A full 3 seater sofa would be a little crammed because there's no way John is giving up his arm chair
( please don't look too closely - I'm trying to fluff out what isn't finished - which is basically the whole room still )
So I've been checking online for one - without any luck - until I decided I would just purchase an Ektorp from Ikea - the best solution for me because it comes with removable slip covers and they're so reasonable ( 79.99 ) that you can change them out seasonally without much cost involved.
I originally wanted to go with white - to tie in with the white slip covers in the living room - but was torn between getting the grey to tie in with the stencilled floor in the room
Anyway the decision was kind of made - done deal - it was necessary to have it because the t.v. happens to be in that room as well....................
And then I happened to be online and came across this ( in a neighborhood adjacent to mine almost )
EKTORP LOVESEAT - GREY
|For Sale By||Owner|
And it was still available when I contacted the seller !
That, my friends, is what I call perfectly aligned stars.
White slip cover for under 100.00 -
A perfect match for the room across from this one
You can see the post on these slip covers HERE
THEN THE STARS GOT CROSSED - BECAUSE THE NEXT NIGHT WHEN WE WERE GETTING READY TO PICK IT UP - THE SELLER SENT ME AN EMAIL TELLING ME THEY'D CHANGED THEIR MINDS..................
A huge disappointment - but hey - IKEA still has them, right?
Until I came across 2 very pretty loveseats ( better then 1 I suppose ) that I figured I could have slipcovered
- in new condition -
The seller and I agreed on a price - and then..............
No reply - just vanished into thin air.
Now it's getting heartbreaking
Until I came across another EKTORP Love seat - great price - new white slip cover had just been purchased - again 10 minutes away - ...................
Too late - just sold M'am.................
That's ok - because I saw a another Dark Grey one further down - I'll take that one instead.
Eagerly sent off the email - too late - sorry - just sold.
Now I've come to terms with the fact that I have to get to Ikea - and so I type EKTORP IKEA in my browser and up pops another Craig's list ad - just listed - for a White Ektorp - 3 seater this time.
We picked it up last night.
MY stars are like everything else in my world - they get sidetracked - they collide - they explode - when there's a fork in the galaxy, they obviously take the wrong path but somehow - amazingly - every now and then they align -
And for a moment or two it's glorious
I'm still liking the grey ( for the winter at least ) so a trip to IKEA may still be happening this weekend.
But last night we both sat watching the Hockey game together - until John asked me to please leave the room or stop talking.
Hmmmph - I've been kicked out of far better rooms, let me tell you
Suzan says- Can't you talk and watch hockey at the same time?
John says - No actually, I can't
John says - And neither could you if you were actually watching the bloody game
Suzan says- John - I could play hockey and carry on a conversation - I'm all about multi tasking.
I've never bought a second hand couch before - and I'm a leetle teeny beet terrified.....................but I'm not going to voice my concerns - and that way everything will be fine, right?
Have a wonderful day everyone !
Look up - you just never know when your stars will be doing their magic.