The new IKEA is two floors and quite a bit more roomy feeling than the old one. Also it feels like less walking but that may have been my imagination. It was a fun visit and I bought a spatula and a thermos and didn't see anything else I couldn't live without. The do have a new kind of Dyson hand dryers in the ladies room.
I love the old kind where you stick your hands down into the blower. With the new one you just wave your hands in front of it. Not too effective. Nor as much fun.
From IKEA we went to Popeye's for lunch. Seriously, I just love Popeye's fried chicken so much it is ridiculous. I brought some home. It's also great the next day and the next day. And then we went to DK Market which is this enormous warehouse of mostly food from other lands. The Universal Yum people would have a heart attack if they could see all of it. I recognized and/or could guess at what maybe 20% of it was. I came home with a bag full of fun stuff to try.
We wound up the adventure with a stop at a cupcake shop in downtown Renton that I've wanted to try for a while. The joint lived up to it's reputation. Delicious cupcakes and good coffee.
Then we came back here so Frank could check out my nugget ice maker and my air fryer. And then I took him home. It was a really fun day. My feet feel like they've been beat up but my fitness tracker is all 'Hey!! Look at me!! I rock and am beating every one else on your friends list!!!
I called the gym to find out about the pool and ... no fix yet. The guy said they tried one fix today but it didn't work. They have another guy coming ... on Friday. He said to call back then. I did stop to thank him for giving me a straight answer unlike what we got in December. He allowed as how they were bending over backwards to NOT repeat December in either pool fixing or communications. I do appreciate that. Looks like I'll be headed over to Ballard to the LA Fitness there at least tomorrow and Friday. Could be worse. At least there probably won't be much traffic at 5 when I leave and, hopefully not much at 6:30 when I come home.
Right now I am stuffed and whipped and delighted by having a great adventure.