It’s been one of those days.
First, I woke up to snow on the ground. Mind you, six days ago, I drove home topless in this…
Do you know how frustrating that is? Especially since the boys are off on Spring break this week. Quite honestly, it wouldn’t bother me if we never had another flake of snow fall here for the rest of my life. Honestly, it WOULDN’T!
It’s been a long, harsh winter, and I am so D-O-N-E with the snow and all its shenanigans.
And if that’s not enough, I’m aggravated because the biggest change in my body after losing fifteen pounds is a really LOOSE watch. Seriously, my wrists? Of all the races for the butt, hips and thighs to win. Nope. The wrists are victorious.
In addition to that, the craziest thing happened up in here, today.
A couple of weeks ago, a friend of mine posted a bedroom suite for sale on Facebook Yard sale. For a number of reasons, I had been wanting a different bedroom suite for quite some time, but mostly because, well, I get bored easily. After looking at the Oak furniture that our friend posted for sale, I decided I wanted it. I posted our furniture on Facebook Yard sale the next day. Within 45 minutes, our furniture sold. Two days later, the buyer came to pick up our furniture. Because I can never do anything the easy way, I talked McDaddy into buying new carpet for our bedroom. The day after selling our furniture, I purchased new carpet and it was installed the very next day. Since that time, our mattress and box springs have sat on the floor and we’ve used square laundry baskets as night-stands.
Because of baseball, scouts, church, and a busy social calendar, it took several days for us to pick the new (to us!) furniture up. We’ve been living out of 31 bags since I emptied our furniture. Last night, we brought the headboard and footboard home, along with the mirror that attaches to the dresser. Unfortunately, our friend had used the bed with a full-size mattress. Because of that, the support slats had been cut to accommodate a full size mattress. As he always does, McDaddy stopped by Lowes today and purchased the wood. He had the new slat supports in a matter of minutes. (Have I mentioned I love that he can do just about anything?)
We picked up the rest of the furniture this evening and I was so excited to get it in place. Once we got the dresser and armoire where we wanted it, McDaddy connected the side rails to the head-board and foot-board, and he placed his newly made support slats in their place. Then, I helped him woller the box springs down onto the bed frame. The only problem was the box springs were too long to fit on the bed frame. The only way the box springs would fit, was to disconnect the side rails from the footboard. As it turns out, the side rails are 75 inches long. Our mattress and box springs are 78.5 inches long.
Math has never been my strong suit, but even I can see the problem with trying to put a 78.5 inch mattress on a 75 inch bed frame.
The craziest things happen to us.
I have no doubt that McDaddy will fix the bed mess tomorrow. And I’d bet the farm he wishes he had talked me down from this latest bright idea, and just kept the furniture we purchased just after getting married 16 years ago, along with the gray shag carpet that was in our bedroom when we moved in here eleven years ago. Instead, our mattress and box springs are still sitting on the beautiful brand new carpeted floor, the head-board and foot board are leaning up against the wall above them.
Either the side rails for the bed have been cut to accommodate a full size bed, or we purchased an extra-long queen mattress and box springs – if they even make such a thing.
All I know is, I couldn’t find one single piece of evidence on the Google that this has ever happened to any other person on the planet.
But that’s not the case, now. I’m changing the face of the internet, one Facebook Yard Sale purchase at a time.
I say it all the time, people. This blog is about so much more than just cheap entertainment.