Mere hours after my parents left Vancouver, we finally moved in our new loveseat. It was purchased from some guy a couple weeks ago and it's taken us this long to arrange a van and a mover guy. Finally FINALLY the god forsaken futon has been taken apart and is now advertised on Craigslist (quite poetically, as a matter of fact). We've had a couple nibbles and with any luck it will be out of the apartment by tonight.
And, yes, we chose the new couch to match the cat. Now any visitors will have to check carefully before they sit down or suffer a cushion full of claws!