June 20, 2010

Home 'Improvement', Journal

Brad, we got a new mattress for your room! (Brad has spent the past 14 years sleeping on a crummy full-size mattress in his room when he comes to visit. It was given to us – used – when we lived in Maryland.)

Unfortunately, the stairwell is very small in one little area. When Lloyd and I bought a queen-sized set, we had to order a split box spring because there was no way to get a regular queen box spring upstairs. When the delivery guys brought the mattress, they had to fold it like a taco to get it through the stairwell. (That was impressive, I tell you.)

Well, Lloyd and I aren’t nearly that strong, but we’re pretty stubborn. We squished and smooshed the new matress step by step through the opening, and I rigged up the Forearm Forklifts to be one long strap, looped it around the mattress and pulled from above like I was trying to stop a team of wild stallions, while Lloyd pushed from below.

We almost had it at the top, and with one more mighty heave – I put my behind through the window at the top of the stairs.

It was a good, clean break.

No damage was done to me, but I guess we’ll be getting new windows sooner than I thought.

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Lauren Sommerer is a preschool teacher who likes to build prototypes, grow cats, cook things once, save money, reduce, reuse and recycle.

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8 Responses to “Dang.”

  1. Amy Said on:

    a hahahah!!! : ) You rock!

    I love that you wrote on the wood : )


  2. Brad Said on:

    You saying “wild stallions” made me think of the Wyld Stallyns, which of course is the name of the rock band with Bill S. Preston, esquire and Ted Theodore Logan, junior. Bill and Ted’s Excellent Adventure was such an awesome movie. I should watch it again.



  3. Peggy Said on:

    Oh my gosh Lauren, that is awful and yet hilarious! I’m glad you weren’t hurt.

    Hey, now your window matches your camera…forget the board and tell people that you’re experimenting with new modern designs.


  4. Deborah Said on:

    That screen saved your life. That’s a good screen.


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