Ikeas are death traps and everyone should know. They’re full of furniture made of light flammable wood, set up as one would set up a campfire- with the bottom full of cardboard, napkins, candles and wicker. If that weren’t enough, they’re huge and nearly impossible to navigate- as anyone who has been lucky enough to escape one can tell you. Of course, very few people will tell you this because most of the people who enter an Ikea are trapped there for the rest of their lives. That’s how they staff the store.

This week we put our apartment back together. I’m still fighting the same bug I was at the beginning of September- but I’m finally fighting it properly and it’s paying off. That may have been because it came back even worse than the first two times I had it, but still- lesson learned.