Write a little something that has to do with: Ikea.
Yeah, you read that right.
One of the errands I took care of this weekend in Vancouver was picking up a bookcase from Ikea. We've badly needed one ever since we moved into our place, but had been unable to find one for a reasonable price that fit the space better than one we'd seen on the Ikea website.
At one point we were just going to have it delivered, but then I found out they wanted to charge us nearly $150 for the privilege. I know it's a big, heavy package, but come on!
Since we were making a trip to Vancouver in a few weeks anyway, we decided to save the money and just pick it up. I spent... far too large a portion of today putting it together.
I'm not sure it really needs to be said, but I'll say it anyway: Ikea manuals are created by people that hate everyone who is not them.
At various points during the construction, I observed that people in Sweden must have 'tiny baby hands', or that they simply 'make their babies do this'. I could think of no other explanation for how they might expect me to make my hands contort into the spaces the manual suggested.
Anyway. It's up now and it looks good. Tomorrow we shall fill it with books and things and then finally we might feel like we've finished moving in.
Seriously, though. Baby. Hands.