July 28th, 2014


Monday morning swims are really the best.  And today was no different.

After some coffee and some internet, I'm hitting the road for IKEA. The store does not open until 10 but they serve breakfast at 9.  It takes me about 30 minutes so I'm thinking I'll leave here about 9ish. 40 minutes from now.

The Kindle Fire tablet is still broken. My factory reset fix was apparently oh so temporary. I sent email this morning asking Amazon for a replacement. I'm still in the 30 day return window so if they so no, I'll just return it and buy a new one. PIA but could be way worse.

Zoey is playing toss and catch with her oldest, rattiest toy. Periodically, I go through her toy box (actually a tray that lives under my bed) and toss the worst of the bunch. I don't know how this one missed the cull.  About once a week, I go around the house and pick up her toys and put them back in the box. And she has to start all over again distributing them around. It's a fun game we play.

Coffee done, internet caught up. Time to do some stuff and hit the road.

lunch break

Google navigation had a stroke so I got to IKEA via a circuitous route which turned out to be tree-lined and lovely. I got to the store at 9:30 and got a parking place, in the shade, right by the front door!!  I had a mediocre breakfast although I'm not sure it's fair to characterize eggs, sausage, potatoes and coffee for $1.08 as mediocre!!

I only needed the back half of IKEA and so successfully navigated only those areas I needed. The cool lamps in many (and my) colors that they used to have now come in white. SNOOZE! So I passed but for $1 each I snagged 2 perfectly sized mats for my car!  And I got my sheet/curtains.  All in all, a perfect IKEA-ation.

While out I got an email from Amazon that they could not replace my tablet via email and I would have to call. So I endured 45 minutes of hold music, overuse of my name, a rerun of all the troubleshooting they and I did yesterday and another escalation.  I had forgotten that I bought it when they were $30 off one day so returning it and buying new would cost me $30 which is why I even bothered calling... Finally, just before I was ready to order a sawed-off shotgun, I just started begging.  And the phone dude folded. New tablet will be here Wednesday.

I washed the curtains from the bedroom and tossed the old liners into the Goodwill bin.  I got 3 our of 5 rehung and they look great - fresh and nice.  But, then it was lunch time so I took a break. Now I'm going back in to finish the job.  And then it will be sit and knit time.