Tuesday, July 1, 2008

I Heart Ikea

So, I have this friend...who is quirky....and can do pretty much anything. As of right now, she is in the process of demolition, rewiring, plumbing, plastering, painting, and a number of other things that I am sure I would know nothing about doing. Anyhoo, she and I took a trip to Ikea. I was on the hunt for a sectional couch with a fold out bed and she was on the hunt for a center counter for her kitchen. Of course, my sectional was way bigger than her counter. She kept telling me "It is going to be fine Liz", "Stop worrying Liz", "It will fit in the truck Liz." Well, I always think of the worst case scenario, I am a social worker, I am programmed to do that. I thought for sure the two 9'x7' pieces, 2'x3' piece and the 4'x2' piece would not fit in the tiny Ford Ranger that we had borrowed from her neighbor. But, she kept reassuring me everything would be fine. See, Ikea is about an hour drive from where we live. I kept worrying about how on earth we would make it all the way home with these huge pieces that would soon be my sectional couch with fold out bed. Well, she just backed the truck up to the front of the store and Ikea employees helped us load it on the bed of the truck. They took the rope we brought with us and some extra twine and tied the sucker down. They were laughing at us the entire time and I am sure they were wondering how these 2 small women were going to make it all the way home. I mean, they LAUGHED the entire time they were roping my couch down.

My friend, her counter was flat, and way easy to transport but this couch was a pain. So, we get on the highway and start tooling down the road at 60 miles per hour and the big box on top starts to rock back and forth. Me being "Miss worst case scenario" had visions of the box falling off and not only breaking in to tiny bits but hitting the person behind us and causing a horrible accident. So, we stopped at a Wal-Mart, my friend bought more rope, and we roped the sucker down some more. Might I say she is awfully good with roping things down. She is from Arkansas so I imagine that is why. About 2 hours later, a drive that should have only taken us an hour, we finally arrive to my house.

Now I have this and I could not be happier! I LOVE Ikea!!! Looks like the kitties could not be happier either. :-)

Cheers, to Ikea!


Amanda.Sedeno said...

The couch looks great and Ikea is my favorite place on earth!!!

Liz said...

Thanks Amanda! Ikea is fantastic. By the way, I love the header on your blog!

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