The final trips to Ikea were not without adventure, but happily that is behind us now.Â I went back without Graham to buy the things we had piled up and stored when our credit cards wouldn’t work.Â I ended up swapping a bookshelf for a better one in the â€˜AS ISâ€™ section and it was even cheaper. Â It did mean I came to the till with 2 flatbed carts and 1 shopping cart, then hauled them over to the transport desk, where I had to sweet talk the clerks into delivering something that was already assembled (they donâ€™t normally do that.)
We had a bit of a wait for our items to arrive, so we stayed in the researcher apartment owned by the university for the weekend. Â Then our stuff came, and we had to put it all together with only our IKEA toolkits to help us. Â It is nice to stay in our own place and we are impressed with how much it suits us.