large home furnishing purchase cratering our budget means I'll probably wind up needing to take some commissions to pay for the vr headset after all, whoops lol

Not too tore up about it, though, we've been meaning to replace our ratty grandma couch since March, and the new couch is a polycule-sized, room-swallowing mothership of a sectional

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𝙩𝙝𝙚 𝙩𝙞𝙢𝙚 𝙞𝙨 𝙣𝙤𝙬

..my gosh.. the-- the sheer size of it 😳👉👈

I promise I will shut up about the couch soon, but 

the endorphins from the tremendous sense of relief that the fucking thing is finally here come from the months-long process of getting it:
- get annual bonus in march, we say 'why don't we replace the couch?'
-boyfriend's job fires him, he doesn't know where rent will come from next, we say 'we can wait on the couch, we'll save the money to see if we need to help him with rent'
-he lands a new job pretty quickly

I promise I will shut up about the couch soon, but 

-okay, we're saving for a couch again
-our landlord decides to hike our rent by two hundred fucking dollars, which is still honestly low for the area, but still, jesus, come on
-we might not be able to afford a new couch now? thanks to our rent going up?
-we discuss possibly cohabitating with boyfriend and his husband, the couch fund instead becomes the move-in deposit fund
-we revisit our budget, the rent hike is surviveable after all

I promise I will shut up about the couch soon, but 

-after my wife and I discuss how we feel about cohabitating (a decision largely motivated by the shock of the rent hike), have a difficult conversation w/ boyfriend about how we're not ready for that yet
-turns out we interrupted plans he was making to move into a different roommate situation so it worked out
-oh also work gave me an additional june bonus as 'inflation relief' which was nice but a real cost-of-living-adjustment WOULDA BEEN NICER

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I promise I will shut up about the couch soon, but 

-after the june bonus and deciding not to move it looks like we can afford the couch??
-we go couch shopping, its own unique flavor of exhausting
-we buy a couch. like a new couch. I am in my forties and I spent a portion of my childhood in a trailer park and I have never spent so much money on a single item of furniture in my entire goddamned life, what an extravagance
-wait we need to make room for this thing

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I promise I will shut up about the couch soon, but 

-I have to arrange to have our previous couch hauled away (along with some other pieces of furniture we've decided we want to get rid of, since we're paying for strong young men to carry them down the stairs and out of our lives anyway)
-this requires several tasks that the ADHD brain is not particularly suited for, like: comparing rates, making phone calls, getting quotes, making an appointment, and asking for time off

I promise I will shut up about the couch soon, but 

-we are able to get our shit together long enough last weekend to move everything that's leaving into the living room in a single pile for the haulers to take away
-they come and do that, they're very cool about it, we light them up with a huge tip
-my wife takes a gummy and then starts a race against it to shampoo the carpet where the couch used to be so the new couch has a nice clean environment to start its new life with

I promise I will shut up about the couch soon, but 

-the couch is delivered today

@Pebble I do relate to this. When I was 10 years old my parents (your age then) made a very big deal about their new sofa since it was their second most expensive property, after the apartment and ahead of the old junker they drove.
I was so mortified at the prospect of buying a sofa when I moved into my current apartment I bought the sofa off the previous owner. It did fit in incredibly well and compared to the gargantuan amounts exchanging hands the sofa didn't seem like a big deal.

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