October 06, 2005

10 Days Left

I will be Valerie Goodman for only 10 more days. After our marriage, I'm changing our name. Conveniently, the marriage license also serves as a name changing tool so beyond filling out my new surname on the application for our license, I don't have to do any additional work to assume Jon's name.

Sunday, one of our wedding guests is arriving from England. He'll be staying with us, on our couch so last night I started doing a ridiculously thorough cleaning of the living room - including washing the couch. I've had this couch for 4 years now and beyond a using little upholstery soap with a vacuum I haven't done much to clean it.

I want our guest to be comfortable as possible considering he'll be sleeping on our NON-FOLDOUT couch so I unzipped the upholstery from the bottom cushions and threw the back cushions into a cart - brought everything over to the laundromat. I chose the largest machine I could find. But it really didn't matter how large the machine because my cushions ended up lumpy in the end anyway. The cushions' foamy insides folded themselves up inside their covers. If I want to straigten them out, I have to open the covers manually pull out the foam and lay it back in neatly.

The only problem is that I don't have a sewing machine nor do I have that cool little sewing utensil that rips open seams. Then there's not having used a sewing machine in about 15 years to add to that.

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