Go Back   English Forum Switzerland > Activities > Social events  
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 22.04.2012, 21:16
red_conundrum's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Bqoiutniw
Posts: 371
Groaned at 84 Times in 42 Posts
Thanked 574 Times in 205 Posts
red_conundrum has a reputation beyond reputered_conundrum has a reputation beyond reputered_conundrum has a reputation beyond reputered_conundrum has a reputation beyond repute
Friends in Bern---help assembling IKEA furniture pizza party

Hello, Bern people on the forum,

I recently arrived in Bern and though I have met some of you, I still haven't had enough time to make friends here.

Additionally, being a damsel in distress at the moment, having 3 pieces of furniture that I can't assemble by myself (cuz I'm not strong enough...I have a power tool but that doesn't help when brute force is required), I figured I might come up with a creative proposal and combination to both meet more people, and perhaps get a few helping hands.

So my proposal:

I'll throw an Ikea furniture assembling party. I have the power tools, the manuals, the space to assemble things (just a bookcase, a wardrobe, and a bed), lots of empty space in the apartment for a picnic, pizza, beer, and good company (from me and others who show up).

Any takers? You never know, one meets the most interesting people in the most unusual ways...plus...who can refuse good pizza?

Let me know or p.m. if you can help and dates when you may be available (I was thinking next Sunday, but I'm fairly flexible).
Reply With Quote
The following 2 users would like to thank red_conundrum for this useful post:
  #2  
Old 22.04.2012, 21:24
amaraya's Avatar
Forum Veteran
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: lausanne
Posts: 2,239
Groaned at 20 Times in 9 Posts
Thanked 2,845 Times in 1,204 Posts
amaraya has a reputation beyond reputeamaraya has a reputation beyond reputeamaraya has a reputation beyond reputeamaraya has a reputation beyond reputeamaraya has a reputation beyond reputeamaraya has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Friends in Bern---help assembling IKEA furniture pizza party

if i were closer, i'd be happy to help- but that's a great idea! we do the same when moving and it's much more fun than trying to go at it on your own.

enjoy!
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 22.04.2012, 21:30
Kamarate's Avatar
Forum Veteran
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Neuchatel
Posts: 1,914
Groaned at 57 Times in 38 Posts
Thanked 1,619 Times in 685 Posts
Kamarate has a reputation beyond reputeKamarate has a reputation beyond reputeKamarate has a reputation beyond reputeKamarate has a reputation beyond reputeKamarate has a reputation beyond reputeKamarate has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Friends in Bern---help assembling IKEA furniture pizza party

Cool idea! Hmmm... Sunday is not ideal for me, but could maybe come next Saturday during the day?
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 22.04.2012, 21:33
jrspet's Avatar
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Quaint Wädenswil, Zürich, CH
Posts: 8,131
Groaned at 27 Times in 20 Posts
Thanked 7,036 Times in 3,912 Posts
jrspet has a reputation beyond reputejrspet has a reputation beyond reputejrspet has a reputation beyond reputejrspet has a reputation beyond reputejrspet has a reputation beyond reputejrspet has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Friends in Bern---help assembling IKEA furniture pizza party

Reminds me of the Delémont Chainsaw massacre thread
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 22.04.2012, 21:41
Kamarate's Avatar
Forum Veteran
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Neuchatel
Posts: 1,914
Groaned at 57 Times in 38 Posts
Thanked 1,619 Times in 685 Posts
Kamarate has a reputation beyond reputeKamarate has a reputation beyond reputeKamarate has a reputation beyond reputeKamarate has a reputation beyond reputeKamarate has a reputation beyond reputeKamarate has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Friends in Bern---help assembling IKEA furniture pizza party

Oh, I didn't think to mention that I'm complete crap at setting up Ikea furniture.
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 23.04.2012, 22:18
Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Bern
Posts: 247
Groaned at 6 Times in 1 Post
Thanked 31 Times in 22 Posts
dustyfrog has no particular reputation at present
Re: Friends in Bern---help assembling IKEA furniture pizza party

Hmmm Pizza, I guess I will be able to survive that What time would this be happening then? You still got the instructions, right? Or will this end up to be an IKEA puzzle party
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 23.04.2012, 22:24
gata's Avatar
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Geneva
Posts: 3,878
Groaned at 67 Times in 48 Posts
Thanked 3,622 Times in 1,698 Posts
gata has a reputation beyond reputegata has a reputation beyond reputegata has a reputation beyond reputegata has a reputation beyond reputegata has a reputation beyond reputegata has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Friends in Bern---help assembling IKEA furniture pizza party

Are you sure you want to do it on a Sunday? Maybee the neighbours will complain about the noise
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 23.04.2012, 22:31
MoMi's Avatar
Junior Member
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Berne
Posts: 39
Groaned at 1 Time in 1 Post
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
MoMi has become a little unpopularMoMi has become a little unpopular
Re: Friends in Bern---help assembling IKEA furniture pizza party

I can help you on Saturday/Sunday. Let me know ur address if u agree n free.
best...
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 23.04.2012, 22:42
Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Bern
Posts: 247
Groaned at 6 Times in 1 Post
Thanked 31 Times in 22 Posts
dustyfrog has no particular reputation at present
Re: Friends in Bern---help assembling IKEA furniture pizza party

Find it interesting building your bed can wait until Sunday I could help during the day on Saturday
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 23.04.2012, 22:49
red_conundrum's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Bqoiutniw
Posts: 371
Groaned at 84 Times in 42 Posts
Thanked 574 Times in 205 Posts
red_conundrum has a reputation beyond reputered_conundrum has a reputation beyond reputered_conundrum has a reputation beyond reputered_conundrum has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Friends in Bern---help assembling IKEA furniture pizza party

Thanks for all who've replied!

I'm happy to report I've made *some* progress with the wardrobe so that leaves more time for pizza! I expect that by the weekend I'll have made some progress on most other furniture as well so I will mostly need people to help me transfer the stuff from a position on the floor (where I assembled it) to a "standing up" position, which I can't manage by myself (cuz I'm rather small! snif snif ).

Yes, I have instructions, a power tool, no hammer, but we can improvise.

As for noise on Sundays, do not worry, my upstairs neighbors run a tractor and a batting ram (at least that's what it sounds like) on Sunday nights 'till 1 a.m., so I don't think we'll be disturbing.

To formalize matters a little, and as it looks like people prefer Saturdays, I hereby propose a time: How about Saturday afternoon between 4-7 p.m. (or whenever the beer runs out?)?
Reply With Quote
  #11  
Old 23.04.2012, 22:51
red_conundrum's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Bqoiutniw
Posts: 371
Groaned at 84 Times in 42 Posts
Thanked 574 Times in 205 Posts
red_conundrum has a reputation beyond reputered_conundrum has a reputation beyond reputered_conundrum has a reputation beyond reputered_conundrum has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Friends in Bern---help assembling IKEA furniture pizza party

Oh, location is in Muri b. Bern, easily reachable with tram 6 from the main train station (15 mins plus 200m walk). I'll send you precise address by pm later in the week.
Reply With Quote
  #12  
Old 23.04.2012, 22:55
Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Bern
Posts: 247
Groaned at 6 Times in 1 Post
Thanked 31 Times in 22 Posts
dustyfrog has no particular reputation at present
Re: Friends in Bern---help assembling IKEA furniture pizza party

Yeah that would work for me Saturday afternoon No hammer but a power tool,
Reply With Quote
  #13  
Old 27.04.2012, 17:22
red_conundrum's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Bqoiutniw
Posts: 371
Groaned at 84 Times in 42 Posts
Thanked 574 Times in 205 Posts
red_conundrum has a reputation beyond reputered_conundrum has a reputation beyond reputered_conundrum has a reputation beyond reputered_conundrum has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Friends in Bern---help assembling IKEA furniture pizza party

Hi everyone,

So, in the interests of getting the correct beer count, am I correct in assuming that the following people can make it tomorrow (Saturday, between 4-7 p.m.)?

dustyfrog
MoMi
Kamarate

If you've changed your mind or can't make it, no worries. I'll send a p.m. to you all to tell you the address, but would appreciate a reply if it turns out you can't come.

I'll be looking forward to meeting you.

And on the plus side, I'm happy to report I finally finished the wardrobe. Yay! So I only need help with a bookcase and part of a bed.

Thanks you all!
Reply With Quote
  #14  
Old 27.04.2012, 17:39
gogi_79's Avatar
Newbie
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Zug
Posts: 9
Groaned at 0 Times in 0 Posts
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
gogi_79 has no particular reputation at present
Re: Friends in Bern---help assembling IKEA furniture pizza party

Hi, I hope I'm not too late to ask you to PM me your address as well, I hope I can make it to your place by 4 tomorrow (I'm doing some repotting so hopefully the OBI visit and all the work finishes by 4 :-))

Let me know if you can use another pair of hands.
Thanks and hope to see you guys
gogi
Reply With Quote
  #15  
Old 27.04.2012, 17:53
PaddyG's Avatar
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Pensier, Fribourg
Posts: 9,243
Groaned at 118 Times in 102 Posts
Thanked 16,857 Times in 5,912 Posts
PaddyG has a reputation beyond reputePaddyG has a reputation beyond reputePaddyG has a reputation beyond reputePaddyG has a reputation beyond reputePaddyG has a reputation beyond reputePaddyG has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Friends in Bern---help assembling IKEA furniture pizza party

Make sure you have an electric screwdriver. Priceless for IKEA Lego.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
damsel in distress, furniture, ikea, pizza




Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Assembling Ikea Furniture Need Help bison Housing in general 16 18.08.2010 21:39


All times are GMT +2. The time now is 02:55.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2021, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
LinkBacks Enabled by vBSEO 3.1.0