Day 1 of our trips to the furniture stores. We do already have some couches, but they are falling apart for various reasons (cats, general wear and tear, general cheapness), so Susan would like to replace one of them. I suppose if we had gone to an expensive store last time (or the time before), we'd probably have the original one, but with cats in the house, those might not have lasted long either. And we do like our cats.
It seems that we should be able to repair our old couches somehow, but upholstery is quite expensive, and we'd likely have a difficult time with the sewing. Even the couch covers from LL Beans are rather pricey, and it seems they'd not fit very well, or be comfortable enough.
This blue couch is the leading candidate from our first day of shopping. Susan has always wanted an L-shaped couch. She claims that there's enough room in the corner to sit comfortably and is proving it in this photo. This couch is cheap, as couches go, but we really can't afford much more and we have three cats at home who will surely make their marks soon after we would bring this home. I'm a bit worried about the fabric. It's so smooth that it would show the slightest scratch or stain. We'll go look at a few more stores tomorrow.