Date: 30 August 2003 After a day of cleaning our apartment, we decided to wait on going into SF and instead braved the opening-weekend crowds at the brand-new Ikea in East Palo Alto to get dining chairs, patio furniture, and a bookshelf for next to nothing. Pictures of shopping and our mostly-decorated apartment ensue.
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After only about 30 minutes of waiting in traffic we arrive.
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Our final haul: 7 chairs, an end table, and a bookcase.
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Can it fit? Leslie had her doubts, but she fell victim to one of the classic blunders. The first is never get involved in a land war in Asia. The second, and only slightly less well-known, is this: never underestimate the power of the hatch.
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The dining chairs, $20 each.
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The living room with Bryan's stuff moved in. This includes the couch, piano, guitar, TV, electronics, HUGE speakers (soon to be repainted). The room doesn't look quite as big now, but it's much more homey.
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More living room.
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And again, from the patio.
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The patio, featuring our Ikea end table and $10 (!) arm chairs.
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The kitchen. Not it's cleanest; we just entertained.
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Hallway, and a bit of my bookshelf.
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The reading nook in the bedroom, featuring the inexplicably large and comfy green chair, former star in Bryan's Speedway Apartment.
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The bed. Really it's nicer than this picture, the flash's light is not very flattering.