After years of discussing getting ready for a move to a new home, Laura and I have finally started getting some of the rooms in the house ready as a preliminary step for our still far-off move. Step one, which seemed easy enough, was cleaning out the office. As we should have known from earlier projects, one home improvement idea just spawns another and another, especially when Laura discovers opportunities to purge. Which is always. After purging half of the office, it struck Laura that we should convert McKenna’s playroom, one of the bigger rooms in the house, into the office and vice versa. Only one thing stood in the way of Laura’s plan: the playroom couch.
The couch was far to big to fit through the playroom door. The only reason that the couch was even in the playroom was that the year we replaced the windows, we brought it through the giant window cavity.
Clearly, if this couch was going to be purged from the house, and, by god, it was, then we needed to bring in the big guns.
Although Laura requested that Brian bring over a chainsaw to deal with the recalcitrant couch, he opted instead to bring over the much less messy and dangerous saws-all. Laura then initiated the sawing:
After getting some help from the fabric scissors, the Brian and the saws-all finished the job:
Fortunately, Brian was able to extract the saws-all from the house before Laura could identify other piece of furniture to dismember. But the saws-all episode still had some unfortunate consequences…