It seems like yesterday that we bought our wonderful bed but I know it is not. Actually, it was in 1983 in my best memory when we bought furniture from Domicile which included a several shranks, our coffee table, and the bed. We were living in Stuttgart and were about 1/2 through our first tour. We moved all of our “stuff” several times between 1983-1993. Originally, we put the bed, along with a number of other items into storage when we moved back to Germany in 1993. The house into which we moved simply wasn’t big enough to accommodate all of our furniture. Since the Army was willing to pay for storage, we simply didn’t worry about it.
When we moved back to Heidelberg in 2001 (after stops in Wuerzburg and Muenchen and my various deployment detours) it seems most sensible to get everything out of storage. We knew the furniture was there, but frankly had forgotten what else might be awaiting unpacking.
It is now 2012. Anyway you look at it, we have had this bed for a number of years. Close to 30 years if I can count. A bit less if I can’t. Even given that it was in storage for 8+ years, I think the time might just count.
What brought on the review was my return this past week. After sleeping on the ship for 18 days without difficulty, I was in desperate straits from back pain after my first night home. By the third day even I had to admit that perhaps we needed new mattresses.
Ah, now the penny (cent, pfenning, whatever) drops. Not only is the lovely wooden frame with sturdy latten almost 30 years old, so are the mattresses. Foam is just not manufactured to last that long, even if you remember to turn them over and around on a regular basis. Since you know me, you know that is not happening.
The old mattresses are in the garage, awaiting a trip to the recycling center on Monday along with whatever else I can stuff in the car. Meanwhile, the great guy to whom I am married both mopped and vacuumed under the bed prior to placing the new mattresses.
It looks amazingly better
I tossed the bedding in the washer and dryer – so tonight we have the opportunity to sleep in comfort.
And maybe even sleep-in tomorrow!
Brought Oregon to the Heidelberg Strikk Treff and managed to even knit a few rounds!