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The New Bed

weather: drizzling
outside: 19°C
mood: tired
Our new bed arrived on Saturday. I'm tired because it's Monday, not really because the new bed sucks... although, I still wake up with a sore back. It's not as bad as before, but it's still there. I remember reading somewhere that it takes a while to get used to a new bed, but I don't remember how long that was supposed to be. Less than 60 nights, I would imagine.

Holy zoodles, the thing is a super high Princess-And-The-Pea bed. It comes up to my hip and I'm almost taller sitting on it than I am standing. I think it's because it's on the bedframe.

Both the mattress and the box spring fabric match too.

We need to make a trip out to Home Outfitters to get a thinner cotton top fitted mattress pad. The one we have right now is really nice, but it's very thick, so I've woken up with a wet back these last two mornings. Ick. It might be nice for the winter though.

We need a skirt for the box spring. We were thinking of using the flat sheet as the skirt because we don't use the flat sheet, but decided that, no, that wasn't going to work. On second thought, we should rummage through the linen closet first. Maybe there's something in there we can steal.

We spent Friday evening and Saturday morning doing a bit of shuffling around. Our old double went to Brother-In-Law Dude. I was hesitant to give it to him at first. Not because I didn't want him to have it, but we got a new bed because I thought it was so old that it was causing my back problems. But, apparently it's still newer than his bed. I still can't believe that he was still sleeping on the mattress he'd had since childhood and no one's ever said, "hey, that's unhealthy, you need a new bed." *sigh* There was a plan in there somewhere, but it somehow didn't happen.

Convo with the userinfoHusband Guy:

Me: "I think you should tell him that it's ... really ... squeaky."
Him: "I think he knows."
Me: "..." =P =P =P


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Aug. 23rd, 2004 01:08 pm (UTC)
Isn't it amazing how high new beds are these days? We recently upgraded after a decade and went from this thing that was about knee height to one I have to high-jump into every night (I actually have a step stool now). But you should adjust to your new bed in 4-6 weeks, is what I was told, so it does take some time. Hope you enjoy it, though!
Aug. 23rd, 2004 01:37 pm (UTC)
Ah, 4-6 weeks. Thanks =)

Yeah, I'm very seriously thinking about using our step stool. I'm just afraid of losing my footing in the middle of the night and killing myself. =}
Aug. 23rd, 2004 01:13 pm (UTC)
Too funny! :D
Re convo: How embarassing! But I guess with who all lives in your house it's to be expected. ;)

What bed did you buy again? And if you don't mind my asking, wha'd ya pay for it. I'm *SERIOUSLY* looking to buy one and want to make sure I'm getting a good price. I was there yesterday and it's either the Restmore by Restwell "Mirage" at $732 or the Serta Perfect Sleeper "Savion" for $860. I'd kinda prefer the Serta, but at $860 it's rather a bit more than I would like to pay.

As for the "princess-in-the-pea" thing, I *totally* know what you mean! When I first got my current bed it was the same as you - soooooo high! I felt like I was a little kid again standing beside mom and dad's bed. And getting in? *snorf* I had to "hike a cheek" every time. *shakes head* Don't know how I'm going to make a new mattress and boxspring work with my headboard and footboard. :S
Aug. 23rd, 2004 01:30 pm (UTC)
Re: Too funny! :D
Ours was slightly less than $1560 altogether. But we got the Comfort Accessories pack (which was about $150). We were going from a Double to a Queen, so we needed new stuff.
Aug. 23rd, 2004 04:43 pm (UTC)
Re: Too funny! :D
Ah yes, queen-size beds are much more expensive. But with Will being as tall as he is it's worth it for you two. Plus bedding is so much more expensive. I'm thinkin' my $800 ain't so bad. ;)
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Aug. 23rd, 2004 03:05 pm (UTC)
Jeronimooooooooooo!!!! =)

If you've never been that vocal to begin with, it's not hard to be quiet =)
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Sep. 13th, 2004 08:50 am (UTC)
You had all that time to come up with a witty comeback and that's all you can say?!?! =D =D =D

That's so boring.

Heh, _my_ relationship is going on 13 years strong. What about yours? =)
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Sep. 13th, 2004 09:41 am (UTC)
How old are you?

I'm working on a post about that. Stay tuned. =)
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Aug. 24th, 2004 10:50 am (UTC)
10 feet tall and a mile wide
The Mrs and I sleep on what is called a 'California King' waterbed. We got a pedestal with drawers in it and the thing has got to be 4 feet tall. Our kids can’t even see over it let alone get into it. Add to the fact that we have a non-baffled 'water balloon' for a mattress and all kinds of fun happens! Lots of peculiar sloshing noises if I don’t burp it properly.
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