Monday, April 11, 2011

We Were Not Thinking

"It's a good thing we didn't measure this," John puffed as he pushed the box spring up the stairs while I tugged from above.  "We'd never have bought it!"

And that is the truth of it. My Serta mattress needed replacing after seventeen years. It had a ten-year warranty as does the new one. (It isn't a Serta.) The new mattress is nearly two inches deeper than the old one necessitating new bedding, which we also didn't consider.

Further, we didn't consider needing a ladder, a catapault, a pole vault, a trampoline, something to climb into bed!


John's platform (top); my bench (below). The beautiful mattress in the middle and the impossible corner at right

How'd we sleep? Not very well. I'm a titch concerned actually. As we lay there staring at the ceiling last night, the ceiling's being so much closer to us now, John said, "I can feel my iliums."

"Stop talking that way," said I and rolled over to sleep.

We were still laughing about it this morning. I won't be laughing tomorrow morning if we don't sleep better tonight.

24 comments:

  1. Oh dear I am contemplating a new mattress... I think I'll have it delivered as our staircase goes up, around and up again. Whew, they would find me half way for sure. I hope it all works out for you.

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  2. A trampoline to get into bed? I'm loving it.
    Wishing you a good nights sleep...

    Blessings, Debbie

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  3. I am laughing with you, this is so funny. This post also reminds me of us needing a new mattress.
    When we have to lug something up the stairs, I too am usually up front while dh is pushing, such a sight to see, (or is that not want to see?). lol
    If your mattress was like ours, you probably have carved your own nitch out in it, and therefore the body is rebelling. So tell that body to get over it and go to sleep. lol
    Hugs,
    Sue

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  4. We went through the same thing when we bought our new mattress. We did not sleep well for awhile. After we got used to it, it is wonderful. I do have to have a small step stool to get into bed. I pray you have a good night's sleep..m...

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  5. Oh oh! I will be in need of a new mattress soon so you've given me food for thought! We had to break a ceiling and then have it fixed, to get the box spring up our stairs last time ..not looking forward to that either!

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  6. Oh dear - Guess I just thought I needed a new mattress! I stayed in a hotel and guest in someone's home couple of years ago where I thought I was going to have to ask for a stool to get on the bed. I decided then, I would not want one that high.
    Thanks for stopping by and nice comment.
    Enjoy your evening, and hope you get a better nights sleep tonight. :D

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  7. I'm trying so hard NOT to laugh, as I think of y'all trying to climb onto your mattress.

    It does take several night to re=adjust to a new mattress.... here's hoping that tonight goes well!!!!
    Hugs,

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  8. Remember back in the day when we were young, single, and poor with the mattress on the floor? That's one solution I suppose. I'm sure John won't mind another project, to build a couple of step-ups for each side of the bed :) I know the kind of bed you have, and you have my sympathy. Hopefully, you'll find it comfy enough to sleep on for years to come. Does it have a return clause?

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  9. Noofy, no, no return clause. In fact, it has just the opposite.

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  10. hahaaaaahahahhhaaaa...I laughed out loud..I must admit that I had to google the word *iliums* and when I saw it was the largest bone of the pelvis, I nearly laughed myself right out of my chair.
    And, girl...EVERYone wants a big, high bed. Mr. Sweet even built me a little cute stool to climb up into my bed. Not just because I am olden, either...the bed is HIGH..love it.
    Hope you sleep so good tonight.

    Oh, and I've had so many emails regarding this new post of mine..I nor Mr. Sweet, am not sick..just a little problem with an affair of the heart. It will work out..

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  11. Thank goodness BJ looked up that word, so I didn't have too! I hope you adjust to your new bed.....
    xo
    Penny

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  12. Hi Vee! Just thought I'd stop by and see what was going on around your place! Homemade bread, fuzzy cute wreaths for Easter, and John feeling his iliums. Wow - you got lots going on, my friend!

    I just couldn't stand not being in the "know". Miss you - I'll be back soon!

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  13. I have slept on mattresses in hotels that I wanted to take home with me when I left. They usually had the cushy pillow top. I remember the old feather mattresses my grandmother had...now that was comfy! And my grandmother never complained of back aches in her 98 years. Good luck with your new mattress and hope you sleep well.

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  14. Oh boy ...mattress issues are not something for the weak hearted or weak illiumed either. I hope you sleep better tonight. Did it have one of those sleep on it for 30 days kind of warranty?
    We finally replaced our poofy pillow top last year with a firm mattress ...so I know what you are going through.

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  15. Oh, beds are so out of control these days. Too funny. Hope you don't roll off its puffy self. I hope you sleep like a baby.

    xo Terri

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  16. New beds always take awhile to get used to, in my experience. I can just imagine you scaling the heights to climb into bed. Too funny.

    I hope you're sleeping right now!

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  17. LOL...you two are soooo funny...hope your sleep gets sweeter! Nighty night =)

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  18. Oh, I can so relate! We had an antique reproduction bed and the mattress set we purchased for it in 1992 was thicker than we had before. So it was always a bit of a catapault for this short person to hurl herself into bed. Then when I had knee replacement, I snapped and said "enough". Hence we got a different bed and new mattress set last year with heighth in mind. It is butt-scoot perfect now, LOL. We got a half-size box, so you might want to consider that. They do make them! Many mattress stores have a 30-day guarantee, so if you don't get adjusted soon, then use that guarnatee, my dear!

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  19. We had the same issues so we set the box springs on the floor and the bed is at the perfect height now...lol.

    Hope you slept better last night.
    Funny tale, though, Vee. Very amusing.

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  20. When we moved into our townhouse we just could not get the box spring up the two flights of stairs. We would have had to take down the railing. So what did we do you ask. We built a bed so we didn't need the box spring. The top mattress was easier because we could bend it a bit.

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  21. We recently purchased a new mattress set and put it off for fear of making the wrong choice. We tried out several during our search and then finally found the one we loved. The first night was frightening because we both didn't sleep well. The next night and thereafter was a dream! We made the right choice and I'm sure you did too.

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  22. Hope you have settled in to your new bed. The b est we ever bought was our Tempur beds. Makes one not want to stay away!!

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  23. Is it feeling any better yet...after a few sleeps? We love our new-thick-and-improved mattress (well, it's actually 7 years old already!) I have long legs, so I rather like the high bed...but the grands find it a little hard to climb onto!

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  24. Yes, we are doing better. Neither of us crawls out of bed in the morning limping around for the first hour...that's good. John is six feet tall and needs that little platform there. If the height prevents the grands from being on the bed, it'll be great...those little bouncers!

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