Wednesday, August 22, 2007

Tool-less Furniture

So. I've been moving in slowly to my apartment in New Haven, and in case you didn't know setting yourself up in a new place is friggin' expensive. Boo. Anywho, I've been on the hunt for a desk. My desk from Cambridge worked ok, but I really needed to upgrade to something bigger as I have a tendency to spread out when I study. Then I thought I'd found a table to use, but it was already spoken for. Thus I have been on the hunt for a good wooden table/desk for 50 dollars or less. The other day I found one for 49.99 at office depot, so I thought hey why not. I bought the desk, and yesterday I moved it into my apartment.

My new friend Julie and I discovered the joy (pysch) of tool free furniture. I have to tell you, as someone who loves putting things together (I spent hours with Legos, Capsella, and K'Nex as a kid) I found this to be the most ridiculous process EVER. You basically just push stuff together and hope it doesn't break. I put together the tv cart today (which required one No. 2 Phillips Screwdriver) and it was much easier and less physically painful than the desk. Seriously, folks. WTF? Julie and I decided that the furniture folks must think if you can only afford a 50 dollar desk, you must not be able to afford tools. It's apparently just one step above not being able to afford food. So anywho we got it together and it was still in one piece when I went to move some stuff in today. Keep your fingers crossed that it doesn't collapse under the immense weight of my homework.

Other than that escapade, I've just been moving things in (and having to buy immense amounts of stuff). I got a new bed, which is SUPER EXCITING! And I got an amazing's a 1000 dollar mattress and I got it for 300. Hell yeah. The apartment is nice. I haven't spent the night yet (I'm moving officially on Saturday) but it's coming along. The best features are the ginormous windows and the one wall that is floor to ceiling shelving. All of my books in one place! Well, all of my school books, at least. The rest I'm putting on my bookshelves. That's about all that's going on for now. I hope the beginning of everyone's school years are going well!

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