The moving process was relatively painless. Thanks and a big shout-out to Judo who gave me a hand and drove the van. I'm loving my new place sick right now. There's a few minor renovations that need to be completed, but I can see advantages of having the fridge in the bedroom at the foot of my bed. Beer. Ice cold beer right there at my fingertips. :)
Ikea: 'Nuff said.
Actually, no, I can say more about Ikea... Since Judo had hired a van for the move, we took advantage of this and went back to Ikea to pick up the flat-packed wardrobe, doors and other bits and bobs. When we packed the van and were ready to leave, the young couple in the Camry next to us were struggling to fit their flat-packs into their car. It was rather amusing. Judo and I conferred and decided that we would offer to take their stuff in our van for them. This provided Judo and I with even more amusement as we followed them and speculated as to what their conversation might be in their car. "Raj and Aiesha", as I affectionately called them, were very grateful for the helping hand.
Bunnings: A couple of Bunnings featured in the weekend's activities. Both times our visits coincided with lunchtime - the smell of BBQ sausages is heaven. A simple sausage and onion sandwich with tomato sauce is always a winner in my books. Throw in a smattering of decent eye-candy and you have my idea of what shopping is all about. None of this fancy shopping mall crap for me. Although, I have to admit, I was a little over Bunnings on the second trip and was losing my shopping vigor.
Boxes: Piled 4 or 5 high surround the walls and cover the floors of my new digs. I have a bed and a fantasticly organised wardrobe (Thanks Ikea and your storage solutions), but limited places to put the rest of my stuff. More creative storage solutions are required. I've decided I need at least a whole wall for a bookshelf. Damn design books and board games take up so much space. Twister anyone?
Just a couple more thoughts from the weekend:
- As Judo and I left Ikea he pointed out that no one was actually smiling as they left the store with their goodies. Not one person seemed to be smiling.
- While riding home from Kookyknut's place yesterday evening I was halfway home when I realised I was heading in the wrong direction. Mental note: New home is the other side of the harbour. Duh!