Last Saturday, my husband and I braved the retail massiveness of Nebraska Furniture Mart with an eye toward getting a refrigerator and/or a couch. We left with a Mac Pro computer for the studio. It's all about priorities.
We're still going to get a fridge and living room furniture, but when I got to the store I quickly realized:
- It would have really helped to know the width of the current refrigerator and couch.
- Damn, refrigerators are EXPENSIVE now!
Other than that, I'm pretty sure I know what I'm looking for. I want a stainless steel fridge with a pull-out freezer on the bottom and double doors on top. It would be delightful to have an ice maker, as I've spent the last 11 years buying bags of ice for drinks. If you're wondering why I don't just use ice trays, you obviously haven't seen the inside of my freezer.
The sticker shock hasn't completely subsided, but I'm going to branch out to Best Buy and Sears before I make up my mind to buy. My current refrigerator has started making a gurgling water sound at random intervals that just can't be a good sign. I haven't seen water come out anywhere, but I fear it's only a matter of time.
As for the couch, we're thinking chocolate brown leather, wide enough to seat three people without making the middle person feel awkward. Leather is a must because the cats can't weave their hair down into the fibers. See also: cat puke, cleaning from furniture. We'll need a chair or two as well, but I'm not dead set on having them match the couch.
The timing has to be just right for the furniture purchase. The living room needs to be painted, but the current couch is notorious for scraping up the wall behind it. Optimally, I need to get the new couch right after I've painted. I should probably take a vacation day on a Friday and just get that out of the way.
So those are my purchasing plans for fall. There's nothing like a massive spending spree before Christmas, huh?