Shopping at IKEA is great… until you have to put everything together. I’m exaggerating a little. We’ve had pretty good luck in our many purchases. It’s actually pretty impressive how well things are packaged and in general how accurately things are at such high volume. But every once in awhile when you least expect it, the directions will start looking like ancient hieroglyphics and nothing seems to line up right.
The rest of our furniture (including the bed and both cribs) showed up today. We would love to put everything together slowly overt he course of a month or so. But IKEA likes you to call within 48 hours if there are any problems with your order. So we are going to be marathoning it. In addition to putting together the new stuff, we also have to dissemble and move 2 other beds in the house to shuffle them around into the correct rooms. I’m pretty useless at the moment, so my job will be fetching tools and cold beers.
The good news is the mattress is here and after some strategic pushing and pulling, we managed to get it into the attic bedroom. I loaded it up with sheets and pillows and we spent our first night on it last night. It’s such a major upgrade from our old mattress that it’s really going to take some getting used to.
Keep up with our progress (good and bad) on Instagram. While I wait for Jared to need me to pass him tools, I’ll be hanging out on my phone.