Ok, so we have needed new couches for a while. Every time we have the money something comes up that is more important. So we now have the money, nothing has come up, so we went to get them last night. They are now discontinued, they don't ship store to store (a couple still had some) and they only deliver within the state the store is in. There may be one in Houston, but we are in Chicago, so by the time we went to get it the cost would double. It was an Ikea couch (and loveseat and ottoman but they had those still), and it was perfect - the back cushions are one piece, not separate pillows (those of you with cats that sleep on the back of the couch may understand why I like that), it was leather (so no fur sticks and barf doesn't soak in as fast), it was contemporary (the style I prefer) with nice simple clean lines, the right color and the cost was not too bad. Oh, and it fit the room (our current is way to big, not to mention falling apart). And there was a big enough gap at the bottom (not skirted and not to the floor - it had metal legs) so that it would be easy to retreive lost cat toys. We are looking for a nice cat friendly couch obviously. It is amazing that as soon as we had the money and no major financial issues, they discontinuted it - they have had it as long as I have been going to Ikea! They are replacing it but the new one (we saw a picture) is not cute, not the style I want, and looks kinda cheap actually. I did find a couch I like at a store in the city that is very similar, except the cost is way higher, as are all the ones I like. I keep getting suggestions to try certain places, and sure they have stuff but I want a very specific look (kind of the new take on mid-century modern - oh heck, there is a picture of the one I want on the website still - hang on I will go grab it).
It is much cooler in person.
You would think I could find something similar easily and there are some that are ok - some are tufted, which I am not a fan of (I picture cat barf in the crevices, plus I am not a fan of that look too much), and there are others that are close but either don't have the right color, or are very expensive. Like crazy super rich people must be the only customers for these expensive. I know there is so much other stuff going on with the cats and dogs out there and this is totally silly, I mean it is couches, it is just kind of the perfect example of how my life is - this stuff always happens because I (and my boyrfriend too) have this kind of luck. I know a lot of the bloggers out there have money troubles, and usually we do too, but finally, FINALLLY we could get a new couch (Brad got the money back from the IRS and decided to splurge instead of being super practicle and using it for bills, because right now we are keeping up ok as long as we don't get crazy with stuff - this was our one big splurge we had been waiting for since like 2008 to be honest with you - if I had to buy them we would be waiting a LOT longer - we have to actually save the cash because we refuse to buy on credit - last year the money I had in savings went to the floors because they were just so gross - like seriously gross - you have probably seen the old pics - and that was with editing most of the time). And now it is gone - discontinued. Again, I know it is not the end of the world I and it kind of makes me laugh because I should have known it would happen because we are not supposed to get a couch - we are supposed to keep our old broken crappy one apparently. At least this time it was not a sick cat needing vet bills paid - wait, maybe I shouldn't say that and jinx myself. Nah, we mentioned it to each other and everyone is fine.
Ok, thanks for letting me rant a bit.
Now back to our regular cat blogging!