5 Hours at IKEA!

15- July 2009

We arrived at the local Ikea almost one hour before they opened. Eric successfully drove our rented Volkswagen Golf on the wrong side of the car and the wrong side of the road the few miles journey to Ikea, which took close to an hour (but about half that to get home…hmmmmm.)

Our “partially furnished” town home came with 3 beds, 3 small wardrobes, 2 dressers, 2 love seats, and 1 end table. Seemed like a lot until we got to Ikea. What we were planning to be a morning trip ended up lasting 5 hours, which is a lot of time on your feet in the third trimester. It’s good they have a café. And child care…but for only 1 of the 5 hours, unfortunately. But we really didn’t want to have to go back for another trip. You really can furnish an entire home at Ikea, everything from sofas to soup ladles, or entire kitchens with appliances; and they specialize in small spaces. We had most items delivered the next day which was great. We finally feel a bit more settled, though we’re still eating McDonalds for breakfast. Our shipped items from the States arrived yesterday and we are still unpacking much of it, including most of the kitchen items.

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About expatmama

Karla Oselka Walsworth is a freelance writer/blogger, born and raised in the great state of Michigan. She has lived abroad twice, most recently in London, and keeps a blog on Expat living and traveling with children, www.expatmama.wordpress.com. Living in the last five years in four different cities, her writings tend to focus on challenges of moving/living with children while exposing them to all this planet has to offer. Karla, who has her MBA from the University of Illinois, and is also a certified 200 hour yoga instructor, has settled (for this moment) in the Midwest. As a recovering accountant and budding writer, she is actively raising two children with her husband Eric, hoping to give them as global a perspective as one can, at ages 7 and 4.
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2 Responses to 5 Hours at IKEA!

  1. Darcie says:

    So glad you have a blog for us to keep up with you guys! Glad you found some furniture and hope you are getting settled. Hugs to Eleanor from Sylvia.

  2. Marcy says:

    Send us some pics…we would love to see it 🙂

    Marcy & Jon and Kaitlyn too!

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