Since I have about 6 or 7 linear feet of paper files associated with my job, I had to go to IKEA this weekend to buy some filing cabinets. Edda came with me because we both love IKEA. She was so patient – I think this has been her biggest milestone this year – a huge improvement in patience and just calmness about approaching new things and new situations. This wasn’t true 18 months ago.

I think I spent about 2 hours in the store – walking first to the showroom floor, then down to the warehouse, then back up to the showroom because I forgot what I really wanted, then back to the warehouse and then after I bought the filing cabinets, I had to go once more through the store because I forgot to pick up drawer pulls for the fronts. We were quite a sight, wheelchair in front and massive flat cart in back, or if that wasn’t working out too well, flat cart in front and wheelchair in back. Edda is way too big for her current stroller/wheelchair, I’ll get to a new wheelchair next year, along with the eye exams and finding a new neurologist.


Of course, after seeing the store 17 times, Edda fell asleep. Which is really what I wanted to do, but it’s not good mixing driving and napping.


I also discovered that IKEA sells uncrustables! Uncrustables have an interesting patent history – check out the link if you are interested.


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