Sunday, April 29, 2012

"Some" Assembly Required

We've got a new piece of furniture from IKEA.  A very large chest of drawers for the big guy that came in two not terribly big boxes..."some" assembly required.  OK, so Dave jumped right in.  There's been a myriad of vocalizations from his end of the living room.

"I lost a screw."
"Um, this piece is on backward, that doesn't matter, right?"

So, I probably should've helped, but really, it looked much more like a "one dude" job.  So...I framed 26 of my paintings for an upcoming show.  Some serious "some" assembly required business on my end, too.

What were the boys up to?  Well, you see, this is a very big day around the Parsons House.  I probably should've lead with this big news, but here goes.  Benjamin got his first car today!!!!!  He's now the proud owner of my dad's old (not very) minivan.  Yeah, I know it's not the coolest vehicle out there, and it has rather mediocre pick-up on the highway, and it screams "mom mobile," but all those things spell "A-W-E-S-O-M-E" to me.  And I'm so proud of him for being so excited about it!  He and his little brother spent the afternoon making that minivan shine, inside and out.  I suggested getting magnetic flames to put on the side, or pimping it out in some way, but no, he prefers that it be stealth-mobile, perfect just as it is.  So, basically, that's a "no" to "some" assembly required on the minivan.  Congrats, kid!

Can you tell I'm ready to be at the beach?


  1. I remember just being thrilled that the car was alllllll mine! I'm sure Benjamin is happy. Have you seen the cartoon of the IKEA job interview?

  2. I spent Saturday evening assembling the 6 drawer Malm dresser from Ikea for Patrick and all day Sunday assembling the 4 drawer Malm dresser and 6 drawer tall skinny malm thing, not sure what it is called, but it has a mirror, for Mary. Ikea is too cool, and "some" assembly is way under statement!