Big plans are afoot here on the farm to renovate the living room. I love this room. We added it to the existing structure in 1992. It's a big room stretching 36' x 14', facing south with atrium doors and big windows with passive solar so the sun streams in during winter and it's cool and shady in summer. With the help of friends and family we built it ourselves. '92 was the year my husband had cancer and w got it finished just in time for his return home from the hospital. In '98 I bought new furniture and I still love it especially the color,aubergine, not quite purple, but close. But, alas, grandchildren, dogs, cats, and people of all sizes have taken their toll and it's looking pretty shabby. Everything I mention renovation, the grandkids wail and moan. They don't want it changed. But, I'm pretty sure the armistice going to fall off the couch, just hope it hangs on till spring.
Two years ago we had a huge snow which created an ice damage and a lot of ceiling damage. Seems like it's time to face it, it's got to be fixed before it falls in.
I'll really miss the rug and fear I'll never find another aubergine couch, but change is an inevitability in life. I'll still have the windows after all.