A Sleepy Update
In a time far, far away time, a time before life-as-we-know-it collapsed, I purchased a lovely bedroom set for the Octagon Bedroom suite. This was in January, which feels 594 years ago.
There was a lot of discussion about getting a mattress for the bed, as vintage beds are normally an odd size. This would mean a scary expense for a custom mattress set. Eek!
Dometa, though, left a comment: “Lebeda Mattress in Iowa does custom-size mattresses for not that much more money.”
This week, I contacted Lebeda and discovered that they had a store in Topeka, an hour away! Golly!
And today (drum roll, please) I ordered a mattress set! It will be ready for pick up at the end of the month!
It turned out that the bed almost fits a full-size mattress set. Almost. The box spring was 1/4-inch too big! A friggin’ 1/4-inch! So, I had to order a custom-sized box spring ($75 extra, not bad I think!) but the mattress will be a standard full size. So, normal sheets will fit. Whew!
You might think: THIS is what Ross is focused on?
But my reason is simple: I want a nice place to take a nap.
For six years I have been napping (when required) on the curved sofa in the parlor. Its narrowness however, and curve, are not conducive to a good sleep. And I adore a good sleep. I deserve a good sleep.
I nap at the house maybe once a week, or perhaps twice, and of late I have been thinking, lustfully: This would be so much nicer on a good mattress inserted in the fabulous 1890s oak bed in the wonderful Octagon bedroom!
Small pleasures. Small pleasures. I am a fiend for small pleasures.
So, thank you, Dometa!
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