So I am holding the Ikea 2009 catalog and looking through it (because they will send you a print catalog unasked if you live in a city near an Ikea, but not if you are willing to drive 2.5-3.5 hours to reach one if you request a catalog), and I am unenthused. Yes, I'd like to move out into my own place, get Cain back and his new brother, retrieve my belongings from Ohio (okay, mostly I want my winter clothes), but I just don't want new house stuff. That way lies trouble. And it's all pretty and cheap, but truthfully I just can't bring myself to take the bait. I don't want a home--I want the ability to cut and run at 2 weeks notice.
And this is my idea of hell: if it's all so important, why is it in such disarray? Why didn't Dr. Lattimer catalog the items himself? Clutter and unintended damage, people!