Saturday 16th July
|197/365: not sure what this is ... it's in one of the hanging baskets|
So, I double checked the measurements, placed the order, authorised the payment, resulting in delivery being confirmed for Sunday (tomorrow) with S able to assemble and fit the units next Saturday. It's worked out much better than I was expecting ... I'm putting that down to the positive vibes you sent me! IKEA has always been reliable so all that could go wrong now, but it's unlikely that it will, is that their stock levels for my chosen colour are incorrect and they then can't supply until they restock. I suppose there is also a chance that the red weather warning may affect the delivery, but hopefully not.
It's now Operation Empty Dining Room. I've already moved some things into the music room and there's still room for more if I move the brass instruments upstairs, so that's today's job. I'll also empty the bookcase so that it's an easy job to move it out of the way next Saturday ... it can't be moved to its new position because a radiator needs to be repositioned before that can happen. That will just leave the bottom of the dresser to be emptied on Friday ... it's the saucepans and tinned goods so that can all go on the kitchen worktop and then be put straight back into one of the new units. I've already advertised the dresser, table and chairs but will also place an advert on the local Facebook page in the hope I can get a quick sale. It won't be a complete catastrophe if they don't sell before Saturday but it will make things so much easier if they do, especially now the garage space can't be utilised. We can always move them out to the patio to create enough space for S to work in if necessary.
It's all happened really quickly so I need to catch up with myself ... it's exciting though!