By the time we dropped off the old couch at it’s new home, the precipitation was turning icy. We drove across town to pick up the new couch and slid down part of the road near our destination, somehow managing to keep the pickup on the road and avoid running into any parked cars.
We carefully covered the new couch under our giant tarp and loaded it in the truck bed. We faced driving back up the hill we slid down.
Now, I must admit that both Matthew and I get a certain pleasure out of seeing peoples’ large four wheel drive vehicles that they thought were invincible in positions that prove them wrong. Four wheel drive does not make everything better, and it does not mean that you can go out in any kind of road and weather condition and drive like you do on any given day.
That said, as we sat in the pickup, contemplating the icy ascent, we noticed a little switch on the dash — the control for the optional four wheel drive. I’m not sure what would have happened if we hadn’t switched to 4WD, but with it, things were good. We really only needed it to climb the hill. After that, we switched back to 2WD and took a nice easy pace back home.
After a bit more fun negotiating a tight staircase with a large piece of furniture (this couch was actually much easier to move than the old one), we were in business!
Ironically, our “new” couch is older than the “old” couch. However, it’s in great condition. The new couch is long enough for Matthew to lie on it stretched out, and it’s more comfortable for sitting. We need to center the picture above the couch (we may actually be printing a new picture for that spot), and it looks like it could use some pillows.
Now that all the craziness of moving couches is over, I’m quite happy with the decision, especially when I’m cuddled up in a nest of blankets with a good book 🙂