The White Cottage

MY DAYS IN RETIREMENT

No Door, And He’s Miserable!

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After such a successful day on Thursday, Nat and I were quite anxious to get the second Ikea cabinet assembled. We decided to whip that cabinet together this morning as we had already completed the first one without much trouble. I suppose, however, that was too optimistic on our part.

At first every piece went together as easy as pie, but then the big snag hit!!! We had picked up the wrong size glass door!! Apparently, as this unit can be part of a stackable cabinet and shelving unit, there were two sizes of glass doors. At the time we were purchasing the second cabinet the Ikea warehouse was getting a little low in its inventory (being just after the Christmas holidays), so we couldn’t believe our luck that all of the correct pieces were there. But as it turns out, it wasn’t our luck, and this particular door will have to be exchanged.

Naturally, as we had bought the cabinet back in January and I had already balanced our accounts for the month, I destroyed the receipt!!! I’ve done this in the past – too anxious to get rid of excess paper – and Nat has warned me time and again to tuck these things away for at least a couple of months!! Sooner or later I’ll catch on!!! So we’re going to have to wing it when we go back to Ikea and see what they can do. If all else fails we’ll only be out $30.00, as the glass door that we really need is $45.00. Maybe they’ll accept our bank statement showing that that particular transaction did, in fact, go through on January 2nd?? After checking online to ensure that the Burlington store does, in fact, have the proper door, we’re going to take a trip up there tomorrow.

On another sour note, Nat’s getting a cold. He’s been feeling miserable most of last night and today. We can only hope that it runs its’ course as quickly as possible!! But on a happier note, our new garage door is scheduled to be installed next week!! The sound of a new garage door opener will be music to our ears!! I’ve always said “there’s a positive to every negative”.

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Author: Twila

Born and raised in a small town in Ontario, Canada, with 5 sisters and a brother. Now retired, my husband and I travel, play golf and am slowly renovating our new (old) home. After my kidney transplant in 1999, we've learned to enjoy life to the fullest. Nat and I have driven across Canada, taken an Alaskan cruise and drove home via the Northern United States. We've also been to Mexico, the Caribbean, the East Coast of Canada and Cape Breton. We've done the "Snowbird" thing, having lived in Destin, Florida for a couple of months of the year. In 2007 we changed our travel plans in order to move into and renovate our new "old" home, but hope to someday get back on the road again. We also love returning to Scotland (Nat's origin of birth) to visit his family and tour the Highlands and surrounding Isles.

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