Now that we're done filing all our comics in the third bedroom/library, it's time to start work on Robin's studio (what would have been the dinette/breakfast nook) and the kitchen, so today the three of us - me, Robin, and my nasty cold - visited Ikea in Paramus (about half an hour away from us at the most - I couldn't believe how close it was!) to get a storage system for the former and a wall-mounted pot rack for the latter. I was pretty proud of myself that I kept the impulse purchases to a minimum (a few pot holders, a grater, cheap flatware, and if there had been a cashier at the Swede Shop I would have grabbed some lingonberry preserves), but my head was a bit too stuffed up to think straight. Stopped at Fuddrucker's for lunch on the way back (note to self: next time ask for medium on the ostrich burger, not well done) and then caught a kip whilst Robin put together our newest piece of furniture:
He's already filled a few of the shelves with original art, for which this unit works perfectly. (Oh, and speaking of original art, a big thank-you to Budgie for mentioning that Rob's going to be doing a piece for his online novel You'll Never Believe A Man Can Fly!) He's been scanning all the art in preparation to update his for-sale page, and it'll be nice to finally have it all out of FedEx boxes and easily accessible for shipping purposes. Tomorrow we visit Home Depot to pick up some screws and such (word to the wise, Ikea stuff only comes with the screws needed to put the stuff together, not to affix it to walls) and stock up for the big adfest.