Thursday night

I live in a state where most retail ( grocery stores being the exception) closes between 5 and 6 pm.  Once a week the big shopping centres are open until 9. For the suburban centres this is Thursday, the CBD is open late on Friday. 

We needed a frame for my stepbrother’s 40th birthday present so we mounted an expedition to IKEA.  And it was an expedition.  We live about half an hour away, on a good day.  Today was not a good day.  We had a big storm blow through aroun 4, and at 6:30 the effects were still present, the freeway was not moving well.

Typical IKEA experience- went for a frame, came home with a hundred dollars of other stuff, plus frame.  

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