The only downside was we needed to find a way to pick up the furniture the same day and decide what we are going to do with our current furniture. So we called Josh's dad, Terry, who lives in Houston and is an owner of a Ford F-150! We called U-Haul to reserve a trailer, went and picked up Terry's truck, picked up the trailer and then proceeded to the warehouse to pick up our new furniture. Luckily we got all four pieces in one trip and headed to the apartment to unload. Since it was a last minute decision to get the furniture we could not scrounge up any helpers; therefore it was all up to me and Josh... We can do it!!!! Unloading the new furniture was a piece of cake. All the tops of the sofas and recliner came off so it was much easier to lift the bottom portion of the sofas. To our surprise a neighbor came walking out and offered to help (If you have seen where we live you would be surprised too). We definitely took him up on his offer and we were very appreciative of his help! He came just in time too... we had to move the loveseat and sleeper sofa we currently had out of the apartment (THAT THING IS HEAVY). I have not doubt Josh and I could have done it by ourselves, but it sure would have taken a lot longer than it did. THANK YOU BRANDON! Once Brandon arrived to help we finished very quickly, seems like it was only 10 minutes or so.
After we got a couple things settled in the apartment we were off to Grapeland to deliver our old furniture to Josh's mom and grandma. It was a 2 hour drive there, we unloaded the furniture in the dark and chit chatted for a few minutes and then turned around and drove another 2 hours home. On the way home Josh got pulled over by a Sheriff... he looked at me and says "I swear I was NOT speeding". Turns out he didn't pull us over for speeding, but our trailer lights were not lit as we were traveling down the road. The break lights and hazard lights worked, but not the normal lights. Anyways, he wrote a warning and told us to turn on our hazards. Oh Joy! Click, Click, Click, Click, Click, Click, Click, all the way home! The whole thing was pretty annoying, seeming as how we checked it before we left. Oh well, at least we didn't get a ticket! We dropped off the trailer and headed home for some much needed rest.
There you have it! Our fun day at the mall turned into an expensive, heavy lifting and car traveling day! Despite all that it was still fun and we are so pleased to have new furniture that we both enjoy!