Well, Gary won the battle of the loveseat. I have given up and now every morning I rearrange the living room. I have let it go.
I had to let it go becuase there is a new battle front: the Battle of The Spinning Utensil Holder.
At some point when Gary was cooking he bought this so his spatulas / spatulae would all be in easy reach. Since he got sick, he has taken a giant step back on the food prep, so I decided that since I am the only one using the utensils, I decide where they go.
He had decided to place them next to the microwave, so when you spin them they bang into the microwave. I took a firm hand and re-prioritized the kitchen. The Sous Vide container in front of the toaster went under the sink, replaced by the spinning spatula thing. Spatula carousel? Ladle-go-round?
The next morning I woke up and the spatula spinner was no longer where I put it, spinning freely in front of the toaster. Why? “IT BLOCKS THE TOASTER.”
(He hasn’t used the toaster in months. The sous vide blocked the toaster more.)
Quietly in the night I put the toaster in front of the spinny thing, so there is full toaster access and yet the spinny thing still spins.
Even though I thought this was a good compromise, the next morning I woke up to “DON’T THINK YOU'RE FOOLING ME WITH THIS TOASTER THING.”
I haven’t moved it. I’m standing firm.