Almost 12 years ago we scaled down, selling off furniture that wouldn’t fit in the apartment 1200 miles away.
Where’s my recliner? You sold it!!??!! The only recliner that’s ever fit my back and neck–ever? The only recliner in the entire La-Z-Boy gallery in Atlanta furniture market that fit my back and neck? THAT recliner????!!!!
That recliner. It wouldn’t fit. I’ve disputed that statement, but gone it was. Sold. He said we’d buy another one when we got a bigger place. Well, we got a bigger place in 2000.
Today I decided the recliner sofa donated to the youth group for which we traded our other sofa given to us by friends who replaced theirs, was being replaced and replaced this week. I’ve had it with the slanty cushion badly bolstered with towels in the springs. My bum goes numb and the feet go to sleep.
Honey picked me up after work and we went out west. “Did you print of the maps?” No time. “What time does the La-Z-Boy gallery close?” Didn’t call. Too busy. “Brown Squirrel closes at 8. Let’s check out LZB’s 2 for 1 sale first.”
Two streets, one wrong direction on the right street, and one stop to ask directions later, we couldn’t find LZB.
We had a half hour to get to Brown Squirrel, not acronymed here, and pretty much sniffed our way on the other side of the interstate until we spied the sign with the goofy squirrel on it.
“Is this the one we talked about on the phone?” Not a good fit on the neck. The back is tilting too far backward. “Another model for the same price? Show me.”
Ray sent us to the other end of the store while he checked stock. We looked at every recliner for the price starting with a 2 and found none. We were starting to leave when Ray found us. One chair had its tag turned around. Yup. There it is. A 2. It’s green.
It fit. Green …. cooouuld work… maybe.
“It comes in mocha,” pointing to a love seat about 15 feet away, same fabric.
“If you borrow Jim’s truck on Friday after work, you can return the truck when you go out to the shop Saturday. You know, I’m thinking the youth group sofa could go where the marble topped credenza is, that can go in the living room, no, how about the rockers in front of the window, we’ll think of something.
“We’ll take two. In the mocha.”