Thursday, August 4, 2011


You can be the judge, but I need to tell this story to the interwebz.

Last weekend, the hubs, babe and myself went to Ikea, but you know that already. Remember how I told you about the bad ass picture we bought for our living room that was too big for our car? Well, here's how that went;

We had time to kill, and some $$ to spend. We've been planning on buying this picture for a few weeks

I was positive it would fit in our car. If not in the trunk, then wedged between both passenger seats up against the doors (does that make sense?)
So we get there, and we're all excited be buying the newest addition to our place!
We get in and out pretty quickly, not before buying a stuffed doggy for the little one! (She loves dogs)

She was happy, we were happy, although we did discuss how awesome it would be to go in there and drop 10 or 15k. One can dream right?!

Annnnnyhow, we get outside, it's hotter than hell, as always, and we get to the car.
Guess what?!

I was wrong. It didn't fit in the trunk. Close, but no cigar. So I'm like, ok we can wedge it inside!
No dice!
Really?! How can this be possible?! It doesn't seem like it's that big! Clearly my judgement is a bit foggy. So I have the bright idea (and really our only option) of strapping it....wait for the roof. Yep.

We actually did it.

I wasn't too embarrassed. Then the Mr. tells me I'll have to hang my arm out of the window and hold it down.

Um, really?

Yep. Once we started getting some speed, the wind would catch underneath it and rip it right off. I didn't want that to happen since we were so excited to have it, not to mention that it was my idea to strap it to the roof instead of calling for backup.

So we pull out, I've got my arm out, hanging tight, not biggie.

Then we pull on to I4. We get going pretty fast, and OH SHIT! It's really flying up! I don't want to lose it! Crap! WTF are we going to do?! We can't drive any slower for goodness sake! We're on the interstate!

I shift my body sideways, (still in my seat belt) roll the window down, and throw BOTH arms up and hang on for dear life! I can only imagine how ridiculous I must have looked. Had I seen someone else doing this... I totes would have judged them.

But alas, you do what you've gotta do.

A scratched elbow, 2 bruised forearms (and ego) later, we made it home.

Was it worth it, sure. Would I do it again, nope.

Learn from your mistakes my friends.


the workaholic momma said...

Oh my goodness - how crazy!!!! Glad you and the picture arrived home safely...minus some bumps and bruises!!! Totally sounds like something that would happen to me!

Carol said...

Hahaha! I'm glad you didn't lose it.