June 15, 2023

Beyond Repair

No surprise that the whipped cream on the top of my super-terrific week is that it's Friday night and I'm staring at the broken guts of my sofa, the first true casualty of Kid A's burgeoning gymnastics career.
Now how does one even begin to put those pieces and springs back together?  Cripes.
The house is currently a shambles, including our poor, sweet Oscar who we thought would be venturing into the void this evening.
He won't even look at me for a photo, he's so mad that I sent him off to the vet, thinking he wouldn't come back (this is actually the third time--fooled again!).  I was sobbing for you though, old friend, wanting you here yet not wanting you to suffer and hobble through your life.
Turns out Oscar was sent home with a bag of medicines and a steep receipt for services rendered (like rehydrating him--thanks Doc.).  He's old, hobbled, falling apart, and as Chris says "too sick to use the litter box yet too well to meet his maker."  Or something like that.  He's a real Bob Barker at heart.

I'm waiting for a wall to collapse on me, or maybe just this couch.
Dare I leave it 'til morning?  Watch out Oscar!  You've used at least one of your 9 lives tonight already.

So what would you do? Fix it? Experiment with a floor-focused Moroccan seating arrangement of just pillows (god knows we have hundreds of them).  I'm at a loss, though maybe morning light will come with an answer.  Happy weekend friends!


  1. Unfortunately Kathleen, that couch looks like it took one of those lives for Oscar; it looks done for o.O

    I would possibly start looking into an inexpensive, new couch or maybe even start scouring Craigslist for a suitable replacement?

  2. Oh, no! At least you live near a major metropolitan area so you might have luck finding something on Craigslist. Our listings are embarrassingly sparse here.

    I'm so sorry to hear about Oscar. We lost two kitties last year, Chunk we had to put down and Piewackett died naturally. It's still hard to talk about. I miss them every day. And I'm totally one of those people who fork out the dough for critter meds. Sigh. I hope he pulls through. I think the couch is a goner, though.

  3. Ugh! If you can fix it, do it. Is it just the framing below that is busted? Hopefully it will be an inexpensive fix. Otherwise, be on the hunt on CL or local yard sales {'tis the season}.

    I hope the meds the vet prescribed help your kitty. It's hard seeing our pets sick :(

  4. Oh no!! I'm waiting for a moment like this at our house;) Did you find an easy way to repair?? Looks like you need a vacation, not that traveling is easy with two kids either;) Maybe just a few hours away!
    Also, I wanted to tell you to get over to our boy giveaway this week...http://www.thechirpingmoms.com/2012/06/giveaway-for-boys-and-their-dads.html to get some awesome swimsuits for the boys in your life!!!!


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