So my new old couch project has moved on to be someone else's new old couch project. All it needed was some cleaning and a slipcover and it was a super nice comfy couch. But it wasn't Matt's couch. So even though he was so helpful in getting it over here before I even asked him about it, he decided he didn't want it. And he was in a terrible mood so I called my helpful brother-in-law who has a nice big truck and we got the couch out of here. It is going to be well loved where it is but I don't know what I am going to tell the people who gave it to us in the first place (I was all excited and they were saying how nice it would be that they could still come and visit it).
On the upside, my helpful brother-in-law/owner of the truck that carried away my new old couch to its new home also carried away my bike to fix my back tire. And tune it up. And whatever else bikes need.
And this weekend we are renting a compactor so we can put in our respective gravel patios. We're doing it as a team - we split the cost of it and each help one another use it on each of our respective projects. Which is an awesome deal as my gravel area is 50% more of a project than his (he has one yard of base to lay and one yard of gravel - I have no base but three yards of gravel). So it's a good deal for me. But I have helped him with a lot of projects in the past. And I also babysit his kid for free.
And thus, the money that was to be spent on cleaning and slipcovering the new old couch can now go to purchasing the gravel and renting the compactor. ASAP. My backyard is going to be so awesome.