Shopping Hell

OK everyone knows I love to shop but even I have limits. We went out on Wednesday at 3pm to get furniture for our new place. We had a list of things and were going to look at a couple places then go to IKEA because we could pick up whatever we couldn’t find. Well we went to one place that had nothing then to Ikea where we spent about 2 1/2 hours (maybe a bit longer) to get the following items: 1 entertainment unit, 1 bedframe, 2 bedside tables, 1 desk that had nothing then to IKEA where we spent about 2 and a half hours, 1 desk chair, 2 area rugs, and a few other small things like dishes ect… By the time we were done it was getting late and we hadn’t eaten and we still needed a couch for the family room. So we went to one more place and found a dining room table & chairs, and a couch for the living room. By then it was 9 past Zoes bedtime and we still had not had dinner. So we still have to find a couch for our family room. Tomorrow we are moving into our new place. We will have a bed to sleep in and a table to eat at at least. It will be fun seeing all of the stuff in our shippment we get both the air and sea shippments tomorrow. I don’t know why we sent anything by air if we weren’t going to get it early. Our furniture will be delivered and hopefully we will be somewhat settled by late afternoon. Then on Sunday we will go out again and look for a couch for the family room. We are going to need more stuff but are going to wait awhile to get it.

We have found an ayi (houskeeper) we like but she lives an hour away so would prefer to live in. There is a room for an ayi in our house so she could and we may do that to see how it goes. That would mean getting more furniture for her room. She worked for an Indian family and learnt how to cook Indian food. She speaks fairly good english and seems keen to learn more. Her birthday is 2 days after mine but she is 3 years younger than me. She had a couple of great references from families she had worked with before. None of the others we interviewed had those. We are also keeping our driver and have him for a year. We are going to keep using the car he has. The company he works for can get us a van or bigger vehicle if we need it.

Well that is all for now we maybe offline for a awhile when we move while we try to figure out how to get all the services like phone, cable, internet ect… set up.

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