We went to the IKEA tonight. Oh, and it’s pronouned “EE-Kay-Uh” here. I’d never been to an Ikea before, even though we’ve got one in Canada just across the border from our home in the States. How relieved I was to find reasonable prices! I bought a coffee press for $15. We bought some corkboards, mugs for school, other necessities, all at about what we would pay in the US (probably more that what we would pay at an IKEA in the US, but I don’t care!) And then we went to the cafeteria and got hotdogs, soda, and ice cream for the whole family for under $10. Yes! We may survive after all!
Actually, we are already getting used to the prices, and if we’re careful we can find good deals. The trick is to not want what you can’t afford, but that’s always the trick, isn’t it?