Bedroom update – When is a lamp NOT a lamp?

The NOT (yes it is) lamp on my design board

Well for those of you my friends who have been watching the progress of my bedroom refurb (hope you weren’t holding your breath) you would have seen from the original plan that my finishing touch was to be the lights to stand behind the bedside cabinets. I have found the perfect ones thanks to Google, that brought up lots of pictures from Bunnings to IKEA and places in between. The IKEA ones are perfect, or will be once I get them assembled .

Now IKEA assembly and Parkinson’s are not the best companions so I have put in a prequest for eldest son, who you have met previously while assembling other ideas, and I’m waiting to hear back from him . This usually consists of a text while I am still in bed saying “will be there in 15 minutes” which initiates a scramble for the shower to be fresh and dressed before he gets here.

The great thing about IKEA, The Swedish furniture company, is that because you are saving the cost of assembly you get some great pieces at very reasonable prices. These lamps cost only $17 each plus postage and we are well over $40 ready-made from other brands, so it is worth the effort.

Ordering was a bit odd as it is called the not lamp.NOT. Reading the blurb was a tad confusing; was it not available or was it, the NOT, not available?

Anyway two were available so I ordered online and they were due on 8 January. That was exciting until 8 January came and went then a few days more and when I went to the tracking online (which is a great idea incidentally) it seems that my packages were lost in the warehouse in Newcastle. This was confirmed by a very time consuming phone call to TOLL transport who told me eventually they had two consultants who would get back to me. Still waiting, so I went back to IKEA who are very nice (and sound Swedish). They sent me out another one so my package arrived by the same carrier but as stated at the right time.

Unfortunately I did not have the energy to even open the box for a few hours as I have been to the doctor just see about my swollen face. My the glands have apparently flared up. Booked for an ultrasound Wednesday (tomorrow). Already on antibiotics for diverticulitis.

Got up this morning feeling more adventurous and having opened the box yesterday evening after a few hours rest here are the assembled or disassembled parts ready to assemble.

STOP PRESS.. text just arrived:

I finish earlier today so I can pop over later to assemble them

Isn’t my son just wonderful? …to be continued

Published by Eunice C English

FormerFreelance journalist. Poet, writer, artist, photographer. Retired and coping with Parkinson's Plus, macular degeneration and other boring stuff but life is still interesting, if a bit of a challenge!

2 thoughts on “Bedroom update – When is a lamp NOT a lamp?

    1. Well guess what babe, I got another today! The original order came yesterday and the one they sent to replace the missing package was on the doorstep when I looked out! He could have taken it back with him! We used my scanning app to get the details and I about to ring Ikea direct.


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