Wednesday, August 13, 2008

What Would You Do for a Good Night's Sleep?

Apparently, the Prairie Village - 1940'2 - Cape Cod/Ranch style homes were not meant to house the modern Queen size mattress. Matt and I decided that if I am to stay in school, while being uncomfortably pregnant and then caring for a newborn, a really good mattress is a requirement. So, after a bit of shopping, we found the all new, made to order, Simmon's double pillow top, memory foam with some ridiculous number of coils that are stiffer on the rim so you don't feel like you're going to fall off, mattress. After paying for this beautiful creation, he turns to me and says, "I hope you know I think of this as an investment in our future." (Which he has since repeated on multiple occasions.) While deciding on this particular mattress, the thought crossed our minds that it might not be so easy to get it up the stairs. Our previous 25+ year old queen mattress went up no problem, but the box springs had proven so difficult we had to remove the door frame (and by "we" I obviously mean Matt). But mattress are flexible and box springs haven't changed in size, right...?
Right! And wrong. The mattress did, to my great surprise, go up without a hitch. The box springs, well, the picture shows it, 10 stairs had to be removed. 10! We only have 12 stairs before you hit the top. Is it really necessary to add width to box springs? If I'd known we (Matt) would have to destroy our house to get this one up, I would have up-graded to the King! Here is Matt with the old mattress set. All that is left to do at this point is put the stairs back together again.
"How am I supposed to get up there?"
Oh, and while we are on the topic of demolition...
We are supposed to be working on creating a nursery, but to have a nursery, you must have an empty room. To have an empty room, you must rearrange and move furniture. Upon removal of a bookcase in the upstairs office, we discovered what appeared to be a wet wall. This turned out to be the product of a slow leak behind our shower.
Got to love old houses!

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