There are certain activities that were designed with more than one person in mind. Checkers. Tandem bicycles. The Hokey-Pokey. After this afternoon's attempts at home improvements, I toss "moving furniture around" into that category.
My plan seemed simple enough: After my morning run I would come home, hose down and set up my new bed and boxspring until the mahogony frame and headboard arrives next week. I would take the futon and frame I've been sleeping on for five years and flip it up into a couch. The cot, which had been serving as a makeshift couch, would get folded up and sent back to Connecticut this week-end. Easy, right?
Wrong. Remember how I mentioned yesterday that I have no upper body strength (probably because I spend all my time running and walking home from work?) That came back to haunt me today. Seems that when I invested $500 in the bed back in 2000, I actually bought a decent piece of furniture. (Who knew?) It has survived three moves, countless boyfriends and one cat. It's also really heavy and my tiny arms could barely push it around. Same goes for the mattress. Since I needed something to sleep on back in 2000 I bought the Extra Plush. The Extra Plush was great for sleeping (it got me through many an overnight shift as well as several boyfriends) but it's also heavy as all hell and doesn't fold well into the couch position.
That said, my plan to turn my home into a Grown Up Apartment with a bed and a frame and a real couch as opposed to a glorified dorm room with mismatched tables failed miserably, because it seems the Extra Plush mattress won't fold up and now there is a lopsised futon in the middle of my floor.
So I don't know what to do. I'm thinking of selling the whole futon to some NYU kid for $100 and buying myself a real couch at (Gasp! What have I become?) Levitz. However, I am glad that I sorted out the whole furniture debacle today while only breaking one drinking glass and knocking over one lamp. (I think it still works.)
So if anyone wants to help me move things around, holla at me!