I like to look on the bright side of things, and rather than say that Lloyd and I kind of just sat around all day, I prefer to say that we saved about three thousand dollars.
‘How so?’ you ask? Well, it all begins with science fiction.
Lloyd is a big science fiction fan. (I am too, but he is in a completely different league than I am.) Robert Heinlein – a very big name in the genre* – is one of his favorites. While surfing the web, I happened to see that his bed is for sale.
It’s not just the bed Robert Heinlein slept in, it’s the bed he built with his own two novel-writing hands! I wouldn’t be so excited, except I looked it over and it seems that Heinlein and I have similar building styles. I think there might be a few L-brackets in there!
We spent a few frenzied minutes seriously considering bidding on it. It was listed at $1,600 when we looked, and really, we’d just have to get a couple of plane tickets, fly to California to pick it up, rent a U-Haul and bring it back home!
I could buy some plywood and build an exact replica for a couple hundred bucks.
I could go back to surfing the web and drinking coffee.
* I said ‘genre’. That may have been the first time ever.