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Ikea Grand Opening in Columbus!!!

I missed my post yesterday. I apologize for that. Ross and I took the day off to go to the Ikea Grand Opening here in Columbus. That’s right, we’re those dorks. Also, I’m not really ashamed to tell you that it isn’t the first Ikea Grand Opening we’ve been to. We absolutely went to the opening in West Chester (aka outside Cincinnati).

If you’ve never been, then you’re missing out. You might be asking yourself, how many people could have possibly been there for a Grand Opening? At least five or six hundred people. It wasn’t as bad as everyone thought it would be.


I got there about 10 minutes before Ross since he had to drop our daughter off at daycare. He arrived at about the same time as a few bus loads of people. It became a race to see if Ross could make the line before the hordes of people on the buses. I don’t understand why they were on buses. There were plenty of places to park. And honestly, how do you buy anything at Ikea and take it back on a bus? That just seems wrong. They even let people line up two days ahead of time. Who would do this? Well…

So, they sang the US national anthem and some dude from Missouri sang the Swedish national anthem which was amazing. They cut a log, cause that’s what you do. Be prepared. I take horrible video. I got distracted by the log. LOL


And, someone from the Swedish Embassy was there. I personally think that this is this guy’s job, to go around and open Ikeas. I mean, it’s a good gig.

Ross and I were in there for only like an hour. We knew what we wanted. We knew where it was. And, it was a pretty big purchase so we needed time to put it together. There’s only so much an allen wrench can do.

We’re creating a library and needed a set of bookcases that mirrored the bookcases we already had.


Old ones.


New ones.

Here’s the other issue. Ross and I clearly have a different set of priorities than most people. Here’s what the rest of the room looks like.

There are plenty of places for the books to sit. Not enough for us. Actually, now that I think about it. Our priorities are correct.

Don’t worry. I have plenty of books to fill both sets.