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Sunday, May 14, 2006

To sleep, perchance to dream

We have a new bed.

Our old bed came with our house, and dates from perhaps its (the house's) earliest section, circa 1960something. It was a full-sized slab of foam on a box spring and frame. It was comfortable enough, but since our marriage, the Husbandlet and I have noticed it developing a hammocklike dip in the middle. Lately, in order to balance on our sides without rolling into the dip, we would have to arrange each other and lean, which required somnolent coreography to rival underwater ballet.

So yesterday, as a Christmas/birthday/Mother's Day gift to me, we hied us to a furniture and carpet place called The Dump and tried out nearly every one of their mattresses. The Husbandlet and I were pleased to learn that, along our spiritual, intellectual, philosophical, moral, money-managing, child-rearing, and toothpaste-squeezing compatibility, we also have similar taste in mattresses (firm, but squishy on top). The Squid expressed a marked preference for mattresses covered in plastic.

We are pleased to report the latest addition to our household: a queen-sized mattress, box spring, and frame, on which we got a Very Good Deal (the place is called The Dump, after all), and which, along with our new mattress accessories (sheets), we happily broke in last night.


At 11:15 PM, Blogger Nate said...

To avoid a dip in the middle of the new mattress make sure that you both rotate the mattress and vary both the position and orientation of specific activities related to... how shall I say it... the biblical sense of "knowing."

At 11:26 AM, Blogger Neb said...

It was an actual, legitimate *STORE* called "The Dump," right...?

Because honestly, I can almost imagine Husbandlet saying, "People in the US throw away perfectly good mattresses! We can check the local landfill and pick the one in best condition..."

;-D Neb

At 8:17 PM, Blogger Jordana said...

Neblet, store, not Real Dump. :) Just wanted to put your mind at rest. Yes, the Husbandlet would do that, yes.


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