Tuesday, November 14, 2006
Mr. Bug and I have purchased our 17 year anniversary present. You know we are hopeless romantics who only buy the most impractical gifts, right? Ha! Oh - yeah, that's not us...
This year is similar to the previous 16. Practicality rules. We needed a new mattress set. We shopped - it was almost worse than shopping for a car except that you only keep a car for 10 years - you keep your mattress for 20, right? We finally settled on the firmest Simmons you can buy. It arrived today.
OMG! Mattresses have certainly changed quite a bit since our last set. Our old mattress set was about 12 inches in height - yup both pieces. One certainly didn't have worry about the distance to the floor if one fell out of bed. I'm not saying we had a crappy mattress set. I'm just saying that it was pretty flat.
Those days are over, baby!
This mattress and box spring is high! I need a ladder to get into the bed now! It's so high I was afraid I'd get a nosebleed or suffer altitude sickness once I got up there. Remember those railings that we had for the kids so that they wouldn't fall out? I think I need to dig a set of those out of the attic... That first step on the way to the bathroom in the middle of the night is going to be a doozy!
I was sitting up on the bed enjoying the view when I looked up. I don't know why I did, but the ceiling is a whole lot closer than it used to be. There will be no jumping on the bed - not unless one wants to go to the ER with a concussion.