In light of my absence here I wouldn't blame you one bit if you thought I got swallowed up forevermore into the black hole of retail that is IKEA. Well, luckily we survived the shopping trip, we've just been caught up in the vortex that is the furniture assembly process ever since! As my mother pointed out on our way home from the Red Hook store, Ikea's prices are cheap, but it is possible that they are not cheap enough, considering all you have to do to get them home and functioning. And yet we are lured into semi-annual expeditions to the Land of Swedish Meatballs nonetheless.
Here we are standing in line to pay, already plum tuckered out: