Friday, March 20, 2009

21 days

We got our new couches 21 days ago. It was a momentous occasion to be rid of the 35-year old couches, of which we have a picture of Brian sitting on them when he was 9-years old!

We were glad to be rid of the old couches because they were out-dated, tattered and falling apart, BUT they were the most comfortable couches EVER! So, we had VERY high expectations from our new couches.

Brian enlisted Patrick's help (thanks, Patrick!) to get the couches in the house and on our initial setup, we were discouraged. The couches were MUCH bigger than we thought they would be and the did not fit in the configuration that we envisioned. Someone said to me, "Your husband is a carpenter. You'd think he could have brought a measuring tape when you went couch shopping!" Hahaha...

Anyway, we didn't, and couches in a 200 sq. ft. living room are MUCH bigger than they look in a 20,000 sq. ft. showroom! So, we had to get creative and re-arrange our family room. But in the end, we're pretty happy with the new arrangement and we LOVE the couches. They are definitely living up to the comfort expectation!

Oh yeah, and with respect to the 21 days - it took us exactly 21 days before we caved in and let Nikita join us on the brand, new couches. Ugh. I can't believe it. We said we would NOT let Nikita on the new couches. We're such SUCKERS for our dog!

Monday, March 9, 2009

winter, part deux

I know I haven't been really good with blogging lately. I'm tired, very pregnant and all those other excuses. I have a couple of draft posts that are sitting there waiting for me to complete - one is about how winter hit us in Vancouver this year. Most of the Vancouver bloggers I know did at least one post about the amount of snow we got in Vancouver at Christmastime. It was insane.

What is more insane, is the amount of snow we're getting in Vancouver in March! This is just too memorable for me NOT to post! I think this is the first snowfall in Vancouver that I have witnessed in March since I moved here in 1995. I know that my family in Toronto and parts back east are laughing at my incredulity over snow in March - but March in Vancouver is the time of year where the cherry blossoms start to appear, and on those first few sunny weekends, the motorcyclists start to insure their bikes for the year. It's definitely not the time of year where our weather forecasters predict 5 to 15 cm of snow!