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We had a graduation party for Cory yesterday. It was an open house, so people showed up here and there, and slightly overlapped each other, but I think overall it turned out nicely.

First solteronita and rini showed up, and left shortly after two aunts, two uncles, two cousins and Grandma got here. My aunt and uncle and cousins all sat on the couch, and after a couple of minutes I heard a little crack and the couch broke. It's in the front where the arm and the front of the couch are connected. We grabbed a brick from outside and put it underneath the broken side and everybody vacated the couch just in case. Two of Cory's old coworkers also came by for a little while, and so did Mike and Angie.

Then all of my family but an aunt and uncle left, and Ulises came in (his wife and baby were in the car taking a nap) and then the rest of my family and Mike/Angie left and Erin came in with Anthony and we spent a while with them. And then we were alone by 5.

I had a good time, and was glad to see everybody. I do wish some of them could have stayed a little longer, and I wish the weather and people's health and a few other things had been cleared up so that more people could have made it, but such is life.

So last night while we watched Holiday Inn I found a few couches I liked, and after talking to Cory we narrowed it down to this one. My aunt is a member of Overstock so I can get around a $75 discount on it, which is nice.


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Dec. 14th, 2008 08:50 pm (UTC)
That sounds like a pretty good drop-in party....but too bad other things didn't fall into place for you! Odd that someone stayed in the car to sleep. Ha.

I checked out that couch - it's just tiny! A three-seater, but each butt is only 21 inches wide? Do yall have Craigslist? THat might be another option....
Dec. 14th, 2008 09:09 pm (UTC)
Yeah, I think a longer one would have been nice, but we have a small apartment and it's pretty close to our current one. Pus, for the price and the other design features, I think it'll work out pretty well even if we can't stretch out on it.
Dec. 14th, 2008 10:19 pm (UTC)
Excellent choice on the couch!
Thanks for having all of us, it was good to see you guys and your home!
Dec. 15th, 2008 01:45 am (UTC)
Thanks! I narrowed it down to three that I liked, and had Cory help me decide on the one we'd choose. They all had pros and cons. :)

I'm glad you could finally see the townhouse! Hopefully next time we see each other we can chat for longer - I was sad that you guys had to leave but I knew it would've been hard to chat with you AND fifteen people in my family. Heh.
Dec. 15th, 2008 05:18 am (UTC)
I know Nicoal and I enjoyed our two hour visit with you and Cory! We knew you'd have a busy day, so really appreciated having you guys to ourselves for the first little while.
I hope work went well today!
Dec. 14th, 2008 10:26 pm (UTC)
I like the couch. It looks almost just like ours!
Dec. 15th, 2008 01:47 am (UTC)
Yay! Do you have those low arms like that? I thought they'd be the easiest way for us to "graduate" from our mission-style couch that has the wooden arms that we always put stuff on - with these I could balance a tray on top if I had a mug of something.
Dec. 15th, 2008 01:56 am (UTC)
Yeah, ours has low arms like that. I sit at the end with my legs curled under me and prop my laptop on the arm of the couch and on my leg. I also have a little end table that is the same height right at the end that I sit at, to put stuff on.
Dec. 15th, 2008 02:00 am (UTC)
I think I need to find a little table like that, yeah. We'll see how well it fits where I want it to go, first, and how much room I'll have on either end...
Dec. 15th, 2008 06:25 pm (UTC)
You mean that wooden one? That one had nice table arms...

Renember the first Overstock commercial? I thought it was a parody at first because the lady was so fake.. and talking like a phone sex commercial person.
Dec. 16th, 2008 05:38 am (UTC)
Yeah, I like the arms on this one; it's nice when I'm designing or crocheting 'cause I can have my hook case and calculator and pad of paper all along it. But I think this one will be like that; just not quite as hard so I'd have to be careful with dishes on it.

The current Overstock commercials are dumb too. The big red O.
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