Thursday, July 21, 2011

Gonna Need a Bigger Boat

The new mattress came yesterday. And, of course, because we knew that once we pulled the old mattress and box springs off the bed frame, the dust and spider webs would lay thick underneath–which they did–we had to get out the vacuum cleaner and take care of that. 

Once that was done, of course, the rest of the bedroom floor with its fine coat of dog hair needed our attention, too, and since we already had the vacuum cleaner out and right there, well, might as well. 

And then ...


Cleaning Frenzy!

Like a shark's feeding frenzy, a cleaning frenzy involves a focused, on-point, nothing-gets-in-the-way attack. One moment, you are thinking about how nice it will be to have a firm new mattress, the next thing you know, it's three hours later and you are exhausted, having vacuumed, mopped, dusted, scrubbed bathrooms, and otherwise cleaned the castle.

On the one hand, this is good because, well, everything is clean. On the other hand, it is tiring, and you have to go and dirty up your nice sparkling shower because you are gritty and grubby. 

Plus you shake your head over what pigs you are.

But the new bed feels great.

1 comment:

Jason said...

I'll be interested in how you feel about it once you have a few weeks or months to adjust to it. I have been eyeballing Parklane since you mentioned them, they do look interesting.

I need to get a new mattress and I have been experiencing the same things you have as far as cost. I would prefer a good mattress, but I don't really want to spend thousands on it.