What is going on with beds these days?
A few weeks ago I dropped into my favourite furniture store on a search for a mattress/box spring set. They had some lovely 'made in Canada' sets (two can play this game Mr. Trump) and I purchased one after giving it a test drive in store. It was delivered yesterday.
The delivery men took the old box spring and mattress away and after they left I wandered down to the bedroom to check out my latest acquisition. Holy Hell!!!!! It's huge. This thing dominates the bedroom...looms over everything....I kid you not. Bedside tables that were once an a level with the top of my mattress are now a good six inches lower. I called the store and asked if perhaps there had been a mix up. Apparently the model in the store sat on a simple metal frame whereas in our house the set sits on a wooden bed frame.
Well....there it sat and the first question that came to mind was "can I even get into it?" More important, "can I get out without falling on my face?" and finally, "What if I fall out of bed? I'll kill myself."
I got into it but it wasn't pretty. Being over a 'certain age' I get up once or twice in the night. Never mind why. Getting back into bed was exhausting. Each time I got up I remembered that I was farther from the floor than usual so I was okay...until the last time when I forgot and slid out energetically and free fell the last few inches. Wow.
I spent the first night in my new bed feeling alternately like Royalty and as though I were reenacting a part from the Princess and the Pea.
I might just add that making this monster is a task as well...I had to have the hubs help to lift the mattress so I could tuck in sheets. This sucker is HEAVY.
Anyway, this morning I poked around in the storage closet and found a small padded step stool that will now live beside the bed. Ridiculous.
Anyone else need a step ladder to get into bed?