When we went to Ithaca, NY this past July, the hotel had The.Most.Comfortable.Bed! It was amazing and it inspired me to do some mattress shopping. I won't even tell you how old the mattress was in the master bedroom, that's how bad it was! And the guest bedroom had the cheapest mattress just about that you could buy! So off I went, in search of new mattresses.
The mattress at the La Tourelle Resort was a pillow-top. I had never slept on one like that before. Most mornings I wake up with a back ache, but not on the nights at the La Tourelle. If you read the hotel reviews, everyone raves about their mattresses! So that is what I went in search of......I didn't have the exact model, but knew it was a Simmons. So after checking several of the local mattress stores, I found a mattress I liked....at Sears! Believe it or not, they had the best price! So I make the purchase, one for the master bedroom and one for the guest bedroom (aka, the dogs' room). No! Lest you think I bought a new mattress just for the dogs, I wanted a good one for guests and also for me! I often don't sleep well, and move to the guest room to read/fidget/whatever.
So everything is set and I am just waiting for delivery. The day arrives and the delivery guys take away the old mattresses and bring in the new, including new box springs, of course. And that's when I learned a critical new fact! Holy Moly! Pillow top mattresses are WAY taller than standard style mattresses! The bed in the master bedroom was already a very high set four-poster colonial style. Now with this new mattress it was higher than my hips! It looked ridiculous! I go look in the guest room, and, oh, boy, of course I see the same problem, just not quite as bad due to the height of the bed. It never ever occurred to me to ask, and the salesman didn't volunteer the info, that pillow tops need a special "low-profile" box spring to cancel out that extra height.
All of the sudden, the bed in the guestroom is so tall, the boys can't jump up on it.(Keep in mind, my dogs are corgis, heavy dogs with 3 inch legs! They are NOT vertical jumpers!) And even if they could, I wouldn't want them jumping back down! So I go ahead and make up the beds anyway, not much else I can do. I tidy up around the house, putting back the stuff I had moved out of the way, etc. After a bit, I go back upstairs. Looking in the guest bedroom, I am astonished to see......
|Wilson: I take my Neighborhood Watch job very seriously!|
Of course, I was immediately on the phone to the Sears salesman, arranging an exchange of box springs for the low profile model the delivery guys told me about. It took a couple weeks to get it all taken care of and exchanged. During that time, I kept the door closed for safety's sake.
Wilson was very happy to see the return of a lower bed!
Have a great weekend, Everyone!
Don't let anything stand in your way!