She’s very intrepid, my friend the heart surgeon. When we were in college she spent the Summers travelling around Africa, travelling around South America and driving to the south of Spain in a car from which you could see the road by glancing down at the floor. The rust spots were touched up with white wall paint from her parents’ garage. Don’t ever buy a Fiat Panda.
She has just moved back to Vermont after a spell in Ireland and, given her past form, it was no surprise to learn that she drove to Toronto recently to visit a friend. Leaving her husband to labour in the local A&E ward, herself and her 6 month old baby spent about 12 hours in the car. When they got to Toronto it broke down. The Heart Surgeon and her friend’s husband replaced the battery (this is what she’s like) but she was under strict instructions not to use the airconditioner, radio, fan etc. on the return journey. Lovely. She also loaded up with some IKEA furniture because, hey, why not. She points out (something I always believed to be true) that it took a full two days to assemble her furniture and heart surgery is far easier.
We’re going to IKEA on Monday. Wish us luck.
on 08 August 2005 at 11:12
Don’t do it waffley – you’ll only end up with too many tealights and candles. You will.
on 08 August 2005 at 16:22
I don?t care what people say. I love IKEA. I only ever bought one thing there – my trusty double bed. It served me well for a year, then I sold it to friends who brought it to the US and it is now on its way to Italy with them.
Hope you are having fun with all the little nuts and bolts now…
on 08 August 2005 at 20:03
Negrito, my nerve failed me, we’re going tomorrow instead.
Pog, thank heavens you reminded me in time. I nearly forgot to add candles to the list.
Sus, that’s because you only went there once…