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Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Stupid Couch

A while back...
Justin and his friend, Eric, found this "awesome" couch on the side of the road. They were so excited!
The promptly hawled it a block to Eric's house where it sat for a month or so out in their back yard.
They loved it.
Eric even took good care of it, covering it with a tarp when it was going to rain or the sprinklers were scheduled to go off.

But Eric was leaving for college.

Eric's mom, who didn't love the couch quite as much, gave Eric a deadline.
"Have it gone BEFORE you leave for college."

And so it made a short appearance on the Bishop's lawn across the street.

Yeah...funny. But of course it couldn't stay there. So they got their youth group leader to haul it to the thrift shop for them. Only it never made it to the thrift shop. Justin, who still loved the couch, decided he couldn't part with it.

And that's how it ended up in my back yard.

At first it was under our deck.
That's why it took a couple of days for me to even realize it even ended up here!
NOT funny.
 We didn't take care of it. It's been rained on and sprinkled and who knows what else. And since it's this old thing, the foam inside is ancient and the wetting/drying it's been going through has turned that foam rock hard.  

But the kids loved it.
One day the little boys and their 2 neighbor friends sat under the deck talking for over an hour on that thing.

Wish I had pictures of that. 
Here are the Big Boys. Justin and his two friends. They could sit on it and talk forever too. 


It is now resting peacefully at the town dump. (finally!)

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1 comment:

  1. I guess it was your turn to have a crappy house for a while, after my many years with one. I think you should have put it on the front lawn for a while. With a cooler next to it, maybe? :)