I started my afternoon work, which included the following “to-do”
-Order IKEA furniture online
Did you hear the IKEA devil laughing ?
IKEA doesn’t do online orders for most of their furniture. OR phone orders. You must present yourself in person, pay in person, pick out your goods in person and order delivery in person. Silly me – why didn’t I realize that!
Enter immediate afternoon road trip – 4 hours total –to IKEA and back.
Luckily Matt was able to join me. He’s building the oven Tuesday-Thursday so it was now or never! I was quite scared to go by myself in fear I’d have to pick up all the heavy stuff myself. It actually would have been quite impossible to do it myself!
We arrived in good time, minimal traffic.
We first went to the delivery section to determine when they could deliver.
And that’s when they told us they only had 50% of the stock we needed to fill the bakery!
However, super nice employee KIM of the Woodbridge IKEA stayed 30 minutes after her shift to help us get what we needed in an unconventional order to the Baltimore IKEA involving gift cards and multiple phone calls and transactions.
We are so thankful!! Everything should still be coming, although we had to pay two delivery fees and Matt is not very happy about that!
All the other stuff was easy to find, though.
Soon enough we were on the road again – and eating the dinner I put together in 10 minutes flat.
I always prefer packed meals. Not just because they are healthier, but because you save money and because you don’t have to stop! I hate stopping the drive – even to go to the bathroom or get gas! It drives me nuts.
How many wives do you know that feed their husband smoked paprika grilled cabbage while they drive?!
I packed yesterday’s Easter pesto pasta salad along with a crumbled bean burger and some crumbled tempeh. It looks disgusting, but it was delicious, and those Philly Homegrown noodles were awesome!!
I morphed yesterday’s grilled cabbage into an easy-to-eat veggie side dish
Mango for dessert!
We also munched on these Danielle’s Jackfruit Chips (coming to OpenSky next week, methinks!)
Like a pineapple apple mixed with astronaut ice cream!! LOVE these!
I was actually able to get tons done on our car trip. We made lots of bakery decisions on resale items and pricing, and I finished up a freelance article on morphing leftover wine into recipes on my netbook. A very successful trip!
Matt just left to meet the oven guy (at 9:30p!) and has to be there at 7:30a to get started on 3 days of manual labor. A huge thanks to TATE for helping out!!!
Did you think I slipped out of IKEA without buying one thing for myself? Oh no, despite the fact that we bypassed the maze and headed straight to the warehouse, we came home with an updated coffee table. You’ll have to wait till the morning light to see it!