... to buy a new WHITE sofa and matching recliner! I have THREE DOGS!!! And there is no keeping them off the furniture. It's not a white white, they call the color "Oyster", sort of an off-white cream color, like what they usually call "winter white" in clothing. What was I thinking? So I will have to buy something to put over them and then just whip it off when someone comes over! But I am SO excited! It has been so long since I had decent furniture and my old stuff is so awful, I have been embarassed for anyone to see it. It was on sale and the sale ended last Saturday so I went in and put a deposit on it, then went back today and paid it off - it will be delivered next Friday. By doing it that way I saved $300 off the regular price! And when I went back today to pay it off, I found an absolutely perfect end table, way off in the back, marked down about $100 because it was "discontinued" so I got that too! My house is 160 years old and the living room has old fashioned tall, skinny windows, old fashioned woodwork, and a wood fireplace surround and mantel - all painted white. I'm going to repaint them white again and paint the walls a pale, pale, pale blue. How does that sound? I know that getting new furniture is no big deal to a lot of people, but to poor little old me ... it's WHOOPIE time! So if any of you are ever in the neigihborhood, stop by and I might let you sit on my new sofa!