Yesterday was our day to purchase basic items for our apartment. We took two vans and headed to IKEA. A few hours later we headed North with both vans packed to the ceiling. God enabled us to purchase: bunkbeds, dining room table & chairs, our bed, a sofa, two twin mattresses, pots & pans, a drying rack, and a host of small household items. Today’s goal is to move from our hosts’ apartment to Cartaxo and begin putting all the stuff we bought at IKEA together. I hope the directions come in English.