The last of our Christmas presents arrived today, a new couch from SodaBoy's parents. This is a very exciting development, as the most seating we've ever had in our living room was a loveseat and an armchair, room for exactly three bodies. Since two of us live here, that means there has only been room for one guest at a time. Luckily we don't entertain much, but we do host small family gatherings around the holidays. Several of us typically end up sitting on the floor on such occasions. No more!
Plus, as you can see in the photo, our loveseat is quite modest in dimensions. SodaBoy is on the tall side, and we've never had a piece of furniture that allowed him to stretch out. No more! He is currently reclined with a blanket and a cat, lolling in maximum comfort. I don't want to revel too much in consumerism, but this couch thing is really great. And since we got the loveseat and armchair in 1999, and they are still going strong, I see no reason why the couch won't last a good many years, too.