Sorry for the all caps.

When you see what I finally found, you’ll understand why.

electric blanket photo

At last!

..I found it at an IKEA-type knockoff store called JYSK in Brezice.

Brezice is a spa town not too far from here and less depressing than most rural Slavic towns because of having some neat old buildings from the Austrian empire.  It also has a dreary little mall called Intermarket.  In this mall is JYSK, which is an IKEA-type store only smaller and with even cheaper junk than IKEA (if that’s possible).  Seriously, how can IKEA have a cheap imitation?  But here they do.  There’s no real IKEA in this country.  I’m not sure why.

Anyway, blanket was found for 24 Euros and immediately bought.

So now old electric blanket (which was too small anyway) is now on my blog chair, keeping my butt warm, but my toes are still cold.  I am no longer FREEZING despite the inadequate heating of this house though, so I am grateful.




2 thoughts on “VICTORY IS MINE

  1. Woo hoo! That’s awesome. The last time I ever used a full-sized electric blanket was when I spent nights over at my elderly neighbor’s house when I was a kid. I thought it was the coolest (har-har) thing ever!

    Now, we just have to find you some electric socks and you’ll be raring to go!

    • European electric blankets go under you, not over you, but my old one was still too small. It has a place where the electric cord plugs in, and it makes this big painful lump that I can’t seem to avoid contacting no matter how I position the blanket on the bed.
      The new one is bigger, so the lump is further away from me. But I’ve discovered this blanket shuts itself off after a while – a safety “feature” which annoys the heck out of me, as I sleep for long periods and hate waking up cold.

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