I would probably be stuck on the "shoulds". I should get it appraised. I should try to sell it. I should get it reupholstered. And on and on... But the truth is, that depending on what else is going on in my life, it may not be reasonable for me to navigate any of that. We often don't consider our time, energy and effort when determining the cost of something, but they are our most valuable assets. If you know you really can't afford to do that (financially or otherwise) then it is ok to decide not to do any of that. Donate it to the Salvation Army if it makes you feel good to know that it is helping someone else. I would guess that your grandma gave it to you so that you would know she was thinking of you. Mission accomplished. Less about the couch, more about the gesture. It would be great if there is an old family photo with your grandma on the sofa that you could frame. Good memories.
Time To Give Up Grandma's Sofa? Good Questions
|8/9/12 2:44 AM|
Oh, I totally feel your pain. I moved from the Midwest to the deep South and I was surprised at how much I miss the season changes. It was kind of depressing to tell the truth. I think I have figured out that it is more the loss of the activities associated with the season than the season itself. The changes in nature were signals for the long-standing traditions for that time. Apple picking, hay rides, leaf raking and then jumping into them... The things were special because you could only do them at that time of year. My new plan is to come up with some new traditions that we only do in fall because I say we only get to do them in the fall. It is also going to look like fall exploded in my house by the time I get done decorating. No cornucopia or fake leaf will be left behind.
How To "Fake" the Fall Season in Florida? Good Questions
|8/9/12 2:15 AM|
Now, back to the actual topic...
How Do I Forge a Style Compromise with My Mom? Good Questions
|8/9/12 1:55 AM|