But it wasn't fair to make him sleep on the couch. And I kind of missed him. Just a little. So, with income tax refund money, we decided it was time for a new mattress. We read and researched and looked and got confused. Then we finally made a decision. We ordered a mattress (we thought we could fit a California king up the stairs, and Jeff managed, but he had to ratchet-strap it to "git 'er done"!) and Jeff got busy building a platform for the mattress. We'd just had a mattress and box springs on the floor and I decided I was too old for that. I wanted a real bed, off the floor, that looks pretty and makes my room look like a grown-up room.
|The first step was to get the old mattress and box springs out of the way. You can see where the old one sat from the faded paint on the floor!|
|Getting boards in place.|
|It's taking shape!|
|Figuring out how to get things screwed together from the bottom.|
|But we were still awaiting delivery on the new mattress. Look how small it makes our old mattress look!|
|Then the mattress arrived and next came the new bed comforter. It is a bit short, so the sheets show at the top.|
|So the new sheets are the same color as the comforter. Mom fixed up the dust ruffle to make it easier to take off and put on. And now it is all done!|