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And people wonder why I hate my family. - Diary of a Necromancer
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And people wonder why I hate my family.
The Curse of IKEA continues, this particular sojourn in hell featuring the unusual twist of finding nearly everything we'd gone out there for, except my cousin and her pickup, the presence of which had been the entire thrust of making a special trip out there on a Tuesday night. It doesn't exactly matter at this point, since buying the headboard-that's-two-inches-too-big-to-fit-into-the-Mighty-Thor would have been a bit irrelevant just now given that the one thing IKEA was conspicuously out of was the proper size of underslats, but part of the point of the exercise was that said cousin was also supposed to haul away a large unwanted article of furniture from this end, so obviously said article is still lurking obnoxiously right behind my chair. (It's a large wooden dollhouse, and by "large", I mean somewhat more than a cubic yard in volume...) The one shred of good fortune in an otherwise dismal night was that my many years of repeated disappointments in life have bred in me some limited ability to anticipate disasters of this very sort, and so I had the bright idea not to actually buy the unwieldy items on our cart before we had cousin and truck manifestly in hand, so at least we weren't faced with the prospect of tying heavy things to the roof of a Saturn Ion. Still, the experience was a downer and a colossal waste of time on a night when we needed neither, and I'm still quite gloomy about it all. If anyone needs me, I'll be in my trailer.

feeling: hard-done-by

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rennie_frog From: rennie_frog Date: August 9th, 2006 07:25 pm (UTC) (permalink this entry)
I'd be willing to do an IKEA run with you, in the red van of doom, for some knitting instruction... I can't seem to get knitting in the round.
robling_t From: robling_t Date: August 10th, 2006 04:06 am (UTC) (permalink this entry)
Sounds like a plan if we can't raise my cousin soon (Mum didn't get her cel#, if she has one, and her parents are on vacation w/o an answering machine) -- probably after the move, since the slats the full/double bed takes won't be in-stock again for 11 weeks because "we're at war with Iran" (...?) and this is apparently bollixing up their suppliers. (And yes, I suspect this was an excuse. :) )

(Ironically, I was thinking of calling you to see if you could help us scrounge up backup transport, as we sat cooling our heels in IKEA for 2 hours, but at that point it was after 8 on a weeknight, and as it turned out later my cel wasn't working anyway...)
rennie_frog From: rennie_frog Date: August 10th, 2006 04:00 pm (UTC) (permalink this entry)
Just for the record, I don't sleep with my cell, and don't answer it if I'm not willing to talk. So try it next time!
robling_t From: robling_t Date: August 11th, 2006 04:10 am (UTC) (permalink this entry)
I was thinking more in terms of "...but who would trek out to Schaumburg at this hour on a worknight?"... :)
rennie_frog From: rennie_frog Date: August 11th, 2006 06:15 am (UTC) (permalink this entry)
I'm a housewife (except for the Renfaire thing), and my husband is a night owl, so if we're in bed by 11, it's a miracle!

And I'm OK at saying "No!" if I don't want to do something...
robling_t From: robling_t Date: August 12th, 2006 12:37 am (UTC) (permalink this entry)
BTW, RE in-the-round knitting instruction, if you're free Tuesday it's the knitting guild meeting night over at Sulzer library, so if you want to try to take a stab at catching me before God Knows When I'll probably be there. They're a relatively harmless lot, if you don't mind having the sneaking feeling that you're turning into a Little Old Lady from hanging around with them... :)
rennie_frog From: rennie_frog Date: August 12th, 2006 04:24 am (UTC) (permalink this entry)
I was planning on going to the Knitting Guild meeting... I was at the Spinning Guild meeting for the first time last Wednesday.

Of course, this all depends on my sister being organized about packing "the niece who was living with us"'s stuff. I wish this could have been done in a more organized fashion than having her go to her parents for a short visit that turned out to be semi-permanant...
violachic From: violachic Date: August 9th, 2006 09:24 pm (UTC) (permalink this entry)
Wow, that sounds like the kind of dollhouse I would have killed for as a child. All I got was a build-it-yourself kit with four rooms. But now I have the Sims, so I don't need a dollhouse :-D
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violachic From: violachic Date: August 10th, 2006 05:59 am (UTC) (permalink this entry)
Actually, you have a really good point. The church daycare/preschool might want it. I will check and get back to you. I don't have a use for it myself, at the moment, unfortunately.
robling_t From: robling_t Date: August 10th, 2006 06:12 am (UTC) (permalink this entry)
{has sudden inspirarion} So long as I'm practically sitting on it right now --


And yes, that is an average-height kitchen countertop behind it...
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