Sleep has been something that has been lacking in my life lately. I don’t mean like I haven’t slept for months on end, total insomnia, but more snoozing, waking up in the night and tossing and turning sort of thing. Basically, unable to get a good night’s sleep.
Brand New Bed
So it was, we decided to order a brand new bed and today, after what seemed a lifetime, it arrived, ready to replace the old one. All we have to do now is clear out the drawers of the old one, get it moved out and put the new one in. I haven’t looked yet, but I bet there’s a fair amount of items in those drawers!
Keep It Local
We’ve had to wait a couple of months for the bed to arrive as we decided to go local and order it from a small business rather than one of the bed and furniture stores in the local town across the other side of the universe. I know we would have probably had it delivered within a couple of days if we had gone to a megastore, but it’s always nice to support local, that’s what we say.
I Have No Memory
Enough of the ‘good deed’ of the day stuff, I have work to do in dismantling the old bed, moving it out and assembling the new one. I don’t know about a ‘memory’ mattress, I think every mattress has a mind of its own. They seem designed to go where they want to go when you’re moving them. Of course, the language can be a little choice, to say the least trying to coax one up the stairs and round the corner.
I firmly believe that architects, builders and furniture makers get together when they design a house. They make ceilings slope at the point where you need to get a mattress or wardrobe under and you need at least 6 people, one of whom must be a contortionist to manoeuvre anything to get through. I bet they have a meeting and say things like, ‘Someone will have a real problem getting a wardrobe in there’ or ‘I wish I could be there when they move the mattress into the bedroom!’
Goodnight From Me…
Well, tonight’s the last night for the old bed, it has served us well and moved with us from Birmingham to Wales. I’m sure the new one will serve us just as well. For now, though, I will sleep on it for tonight, did you see what I did there? That’s it, I’m off to bed. Goodnight.
Here’s a good website for tips on a good night’s sleep.