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February 26, 2007

The IKEA that saves...

On Saturday Caleb and I decided we'd do something productive. Novel idea, right? We started off by sleeping in until 11.

Great start.

But seriously, we were productive, after that. Caleb shaved the mutt. It's quite a process, as I've previously said. It is not Bear's favorite thing, nor is the bath that always follows. He also doesn't like the hair dryer, but I cannot be bothered by a wet dog. They stink. They squirm all over the floor, leaving wet dog hairs in their wake.

When we had The Chore done, we scurried up to IKEA to spend all of our garage sale money. We need everything - couch, chairs, kitchen table, bed frame, accessories. See, Caleb and I, we're very easy going. We're content and able to deal with it. Things need to be fixed, we know that, but we're not frantic to do anything. Me, because I am a born saver, and Caleb because...well...he's got other things on his mind. Like work. And his dog.

Take for instance, Caleb's car. Two years ago, just before we got married, Caleb's car was broken into for the 30th time. They ripped out his CD player, thus ripping out the entire center console thingy on the dashboard. You know? The area where the cd player goes?

Don't you love my techy-terms?

For over a year we did nothing. Caleb didn't even have a radio in his car. He had a hole. My dad finally sent us up his old OLD cd player, the kind with the little jackets that holds up to 6 cds? You know the kind. That's about as far as we've gone. There is still a hole. There are no vents for the air conditioning / heater, so the air just kind of puffs out directly into the face of the passenger. I hate it. Yet we've done nothing, even though it's been on our List of Things to Do for...two years now.

Anyway, we're slow to better our material things. But put us in an IKEA, and we go nuts. Needless to say, we've started to fix up our place. Get rid of the leftovers from our two garage sales.

And I don't know if the fact that we have three computers, two desks, two tv's, and a portable air conditioner means we've made any progress.

But MAN the new drapes look nice....

Drapes? Does that date me? I meant curtains....

Must go check for wrinkles now........

4 comments:

Em said...

Pictures! Let's see pictures!! :)

I've been scouring the Earth trying to find a good table runner for our sofa table ... I'll send you the check if you can find something good for me! :)

KimbaLee said...

Oh, they will be posted as soon as we finish. I don't know if I could handle showing everyone all of the WIRES. The screens! The dog toys!!
Soon...

A table runner...any style?

Em said...

Our house is overtaken with wires and computer paraphenalia ... it drives me bonkers!!

Table Runner ... something a deep red or green or maybe an understated gold? I will send you a picture of the rug in our living room ... must coordinate with the rug. Am I ridiculous or what?

KimbaLee said...

Yeah, send me a pic! I'll start prowling....and no, coordinating is everything, right?!